Friday, September 26, 2008

All College Day 2008

Slide show of awards ceremony and games.

Monday, September 22, 2008

CVM Golf Scramble

One of the many groups that enjoyed the weather and participated in the CVM golf scramble Saturday. (Pictured from left to right) Diana Eubanks, Kimberly Woodruff Crocker, Jarod Woodruff, Sly Leitch and Suma Raju. The winning team was, Luc Valone, Colin Campbell, Matt Jones and Brad Swarthout. Congratulations!

Friday, September 19, 2008

World champ quarter horse treated at MSU

By Bonnie Coblentz
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- A yearling quarter horse that was treated less than a year ago at Mississippi State University went on to become a world champion in August.

Veterinarians at MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine treated 20-month-old Touch My Imagination, or Ty, for a severe respiratory problem. He was named the world champion yearling quarter horse stallion Aug. 26 at the Bayer Select World Show in Amarillo, Texas. His owner is Connie Lee of Weatherford, Texas, formerly of Barton, Miss.

“He’s a world champion now, ...


Thursday, September 18, 2008

MSU veterinarian offers pet owners new hope

Overcoming cancer…

By Amelia Killcreas Schloemer
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Pet owners who discover their small animals have cancer have more hope than they would have had just a decade ago.

Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has been part of a nationwide explosion in the study of oncology in dogs and cats. Veterinarians, who in years past could provide only a shoulder to cry on, now have many treatment options to offer pet owners.

“Treating cancer requires a holistic approach: to do it right, you need lots of facilities and lots of people,” said Dr. Andrew Mackin, CVM Ward Chair in Small Animal Medicine.


Friday, September 12, 2008

"Cruzn" Tedi

Student, Amy White, with Tedi showing off her 2 wheels and makeshift Mississippi license plate "Cruzn". Tedi, a regular visitor to the Vet school, uses her cart to get around instead of her hind legs. She may be a paraplegic but she is one of the happiest and cutest dogs you ever want to meet.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Vet care, exercise part of being a responsible pet owner

Clarion Ledger by

Dr. Mark Russak

We all know what it takes to be a responsible pet owner, right? Food, water, shelter and plenty of love would head most peoples' lists. But wait, there's more: Vaccinations and preventive care, identity tags and microchips, treatment for chronic conditions, behavior training, exercise, grooming and on and on.

Taking good care of your pet is a lot like taking good care of yourself. To maintain good health and a high quality of life, you need to know the smart moves and commit to doing them every day. Responsible Dog Ownership Month, celebrated throughout September, is an opportunity to celebrate your pet and check your care routines against your veterinarian's recommendations.


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Bushby wins ASPCA Henry Bergh Award

Congratulations to Dr. Phil Bushby for being selected to receive this years Henry Bergh Award. Every year, the ASPCA recognizes those who have worked on behalf of animal welfare as well as animal heroes that have demonstrated extraordinary efforts during the past year. Dr. Bushby was selected for being an intergral member in exposing veterinary students to shelters across Mississippi and educating them about the problem of pet overpopulation and ways they could play a role in the solution. Dr. Bushby has also traveled abroad speaking on spay/neuter issues, which, according to Ed Sayers, ASPCA president and ceo, ..."has been an extraordinary benefit for animal welfare on the international level". (Information provided by Dr. Ron McLaughlin)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Temporary Shelter for Animal Evacuees

Veterinary Technician Emily Childers and Dr. Philip Bushby discuss the condition of a canine patient from a gulf coast clinic with an animal rescue volunteer. Bushby and Childers were in Jackson at the fairgrounds where a temporary housing shelter for animals was set up for evacuees of Hurricane Gustav. The dog was diagnosed with a luxated hip. (photo provided by Dr. Sharon Grace)