Thursday, February 26, 2009

Pellet to the brain didn’t stop one dog

By Bonnie Coblentz
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- A bullet to the brain usually means game over, but one young Labrador retriever beat the odds with the expert emergency help of a local veterinarian and Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Tess is an 18-month-old female black lab who was accidentally shot in the head with a shotgun while duck hunting early one Sunday morning in December. She was in a near comatose state ... Read More in Animal Health News

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Spay Day Celebration

Joy Mordecai (left) and Amy White pose in front of the mobile clinic with some of the patients from a Mississippi animal shelter after the spay day celebration .

SCASV (Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians), National Spay Day Celebration, Feb 24th 2009 at the mobile unit came and went! Students met and listened to a short presentation about the club, shelter medicine and what a positive impact the mobile unit is having at local shelters all over Mississippi.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Federal grant furthers chicken genome work

By Bonnie Coblentz
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Chickens are often used in place of humans in jokes and cartoons, and science has found they are helpful models for genetic research as well. Click to enlarge

Dr. Shane Burgess, a Basic Sciences associate professor in Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, along with colleagues Drs. Fiona McCarthy and Susan Bridges, received a $1.4 million grant in 2008 from the National Institutes of Health to continue his work annotating the chicken genome. McCarthy is a CVM Basic Sciences assistant research professor, and Bridges is an MSU computer science professor and CVM adjunct professor. Read More

Employee of the Month

Please join us in congratulating MISSY HADAWAY - Admissions Specialist - Academic Affairs - who has been chosen as CVM "Employee of the Month" for February 2009.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Art and Buisness of Veterinary Practice

The Art and Business of veterinary medicine is a 3rd and 4th year elective course which teaches practical business skills as well as self development, leadership, communication skills and client service.

Students are taught about salary, contracts , negotiation, how to select a job and the value of good mentorship. They Prepare a Job cover letter, CV/Resume, and Budget for their first year out of school. They are also required to write a job contract.

The class is taught by Dr. Russak and nationally know outside experts and consultants. The course is supported financially by several industry partners including, Hills, Merial, Bayer, Pfizer, Veterinary Pet Insurance, and Live Oak Bank. This is the third year the course is offered. In the photo are students from this year's course.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Jennifer Burgess featured in "Our People"

Jennifer Burgess can be described as Mississippi State's own "dog whisperer."

When the family dog tries to bite visiting neighbors or has other undesirable behavior, Burgess uses her behaviorist approach to teach him better habits.

With a natural love for animals and a drive to improve their lives, the clinical instructor at Mississippi State's College of Veterinary Medicine helps animals and their owners...