Thursday, October 29, 2009

Equine-based programs help people conquer fear of horses

By Patti Drapala
MSU Ag Communications

...Some students at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine do not have any riding or handling experience with horses. Dr. Bob Linford, a veterinary surgeon and professor, uses his experience as a teacher and horse enthusiast to help them gain confidence.

Students learn applied anatomy as they participate in equine medicine... Read More

Monday, October 26, 2009

Autism allows scientist to unlock animal brain

By Bonnie Coblentz
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Temple Grandin, an animal scientist from Colorado State University, thinks in pictures, a characteristic that gives her valuable insight in how to handle animals.

Grandin is a best-selling author and a world-renowned speaker. She also has autism. Read More

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Labs share resources, form 'essential network'

By Karen Templeton
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Two Mississippi State University pathology laboratories work together to diagnose animal diseases across the state and also serve two important yet different missions.

The College of Veterinary Medicine laboratories in Starkville and Pearl work within the Mississippi Veterinary Research and Diagnostic Laboratory System to provide veterinarians, producers and researchers with quality diagnostic services. Read More

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Temple Grandin

Dr. Temple Grandin speaking to a classroom of students and faculty at CVM. Dr. Grandin, best-selling author and Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, is the keynote speaker on Tuesday October 20 at 7:00 pm at the CVM.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

MSU focuses on vet techs, new degree

By Bonnie Coblentz
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Veterinarians are the doctors of the animal world, and certified veterinary technicians are the “nurses” who are trained and certified to care for patients and provide much of the medical care the animals receive.

Only veterinarians can legally diagnose, prescribe and perform surgery. Veterinary technicians, commonly called vet techs, can perform all other procedures and tasks completed in veterinary practice. Mississippi State University will soon offer a new degree program to train future vet techs for this important work. Read More

Monday, October 12, 2009

Veterinary Technician Week

CVM recognizes it's veterinary technicians during veterinary technician week, October 11th-17th, in this group photo. Back row (left to right): Alicia Dufour, Ginny Powell, Tonya Graham, Elliot Benford, Derek Moore, Nancy Pounds, Dana Bowman, Lisa Chrestman, Dana Miller. Front Row (sittiing): Mary Magie, Nikkie LaCoss, LeeAnn Smith, Joyce Billow, Terri Snead, Linda Jackson. Top row portraits: Ruby Lynn Carter, Emily Childers, Lisa Conner, Gifford, Patricia Gill, Becky Harrison, Maggie Horner. Bottom row portraits: Chris Jacobs, Lisa Littrell, Sara Jordan, Colleen Myers, Matthew Raby, Leslie Reed, Stacy Taylor, Jamie Allison.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Employee of the Month

Please join us in congratulating Ms. Emily Childers - Animal Health Technician - AHC/Clinical Sciences Dept. who has been chosen as CVM "Employee of the Month" for October 2009.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bark in the Park Festival Rescheduled for Oct. 17th

Oktibbeha County Humane Society
Bark in the Park Festival
October 17, 2009

The purpose of the Festival is to raise awareness of the Oktibbeha County Humane Society whose mission is to promote domestic animal welfare by providing humane education, promoting animal welfare legislation, advocating and facilitating pet sterilization, and rescuing, sheltering, and promoting adoption of abused and abandoned animals.

The event was postponed due to rainy weather on September 19th and is now rescheduled for October 17th.

Activities include a 5K race and 1 Mile Fun Run. More information on the event can be found at