Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pork is Safe

Mississippi Public Broadcast Radio Interview with MSU/CVM's Carla Huston Thursday April 30th, 2009 (10min mp3)

U.S. pork is safe

H1N1 Update April 29th from Mississippi Board of Animal Health
James A. Watson, DVM, State Veterinarian and Brigid Elchos RN, DVM, DACVPM Deputy State Veterinarian/Public Health Veterinarian

H1N1 Influenza in Humans and in Animals (Provided by Carla Huston)
Since March 2009, several cases of human infection with swine influenza A (H1N1) viruses have been reported in the US and Mexico. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen. Read More....(pdf)

For more information on influenza in humans, see the CDC website:

A publication that answers many of the questions about swine flu has been posted on the MSUcares Web site.

Monday, April 27, 2009

CVM Awards & Graduation April 29th

CVM Awards & Graduation ceremonies will be on Wednesday, April 29. The awards program will be held at 10 a.m. in the CVM Wise Center main auditorium. The graduation ceremony will be 2 p.m. at the Humphrey Coliseum. The reception will follow the ceremony at the CVM Wise Center in the 2nd floor Foyer. (Click on links for location)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

CVM Golf Scramble

The weather was a little wet Saturday morning but proved to be nice the rest of the day for CVM's golf scramble.

Congratulations to the winners!

First place:
Randy Carpenter
Joshua Carpenter
Cassie Carpenter
Perry King

Second Place:
Cooper Brookshire
Brian Brookshire
Aaron Posner
Alan Posner

Third Place
Ronnie White
Cameron White
Roy Wood
Bobby Pearson

A big "Thank you" to the VBMA students for all of their help with the Friday night dinner and to the Easley family for cooking!
The Fall scramble is scheduled for August 28-29. Save the date!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Students teach, learn at annual CVM open house

By Karen Templeton
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Mississippi State University veterinary students learn in the classroom and in the laboratory, but the real test comes when they add in the responsibility of staging the spring open house and teaching the public about animal care and welfare.

For more than two decades, MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine has welcomed children and families to its annual open house. This year, the April 3-4 event was attended by 3,800 visitors.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

CVM Runs Wild

As part of the Know Your Numbers/Run Wild program, Health Education and Wellness sponsored a Walk/Run event for all activity levels, Saturday April 4th. Participants chose between a 1 mile, 5k or 10k course. There was some participation and competition among CVM staff members. Joan Carpenter and Linda Perry (left to right) are seen here walking the 5k event.

Friday, April 3, 2009

All in the CVM Family

Meghan Martin, a second-year student at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, holds a piglet for 3yr old Holden Hebert (front), son of Alyssa Hebert, 2yr old Javion Jordan (back), grandson of Suzette Johnson, and 4 yr old Sadie McCoy (right), grand daughter of Pat McCoy, at the petting zoo exhibit during the 25th annual CVM Open House event.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Employee of the Month

Please join us in congratulating GAIL BISHOP - Administrative Assistant - CVM Clinical Sciences Department - who has been chosen as CVM "Employee of the Month" for April 2009.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Veterinarian of the Year

Please join in congratulating Dr. Richard Hopper who was recently selected as Veterinarian of the Year by the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association. This recognition was based on Dr. Hopper's sustained service through a career devoted to the veterinary profession, the public and veterinary medical education. Through his interactions across Mississippi, within MSU, and nationally primarily through the Theriognology specialty Dr. Hopper is a great representative of Mississippi State University and our CVM! Congratulations Dr. Hopper!