Monday, December 12, 2011

Good luck follows bad for tough pup

Natasha, a 6-pound Chinese Crested that looks as if she'd lose a fight with a cue ball, recently took on something heavier: a car.In the aftermath of that confrontation, the rare, toy dog has been stuck with various nicknames or descriptions from the humans who tended to her while her broken body healed...more

Sunday, December 4, 2011

MSU earns AQHA horse breeding honor

By Linda Breazeale
MSU Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE – Mississippi State University was one of 26 horse breeders from across the United States and Canada recently honored by the American Quarter Horse Association for 50 years of breeding to produce the best quarter horse traits.

This year, AQHA’s honorees included 14 cumulative breeders, such as MSU, which are those who have registered at least one foal for 50 years combined. Twelve other recipients were recognized with legacy awards, which are given to those who have registered at least one foal for 50 consecutive years. Pennsylvania State University, a legacy recipient, was the only other educational program recognized this year. more

MSU offers therapy for injured animals

By Keri Collins Lewis
MSU Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE – A whirlpool bath, oatmeal hair rinse, blow-dry and massage may sound like a day at the spa, but it is a physical rehabilitation session for Curly, a patient at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

The Animal Health Center operated by CVM is one of a handful of veterinary programs across the United States with the qualified staff and financial support to operate a rehabilitation clinic.  more

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Mrs. Jenny Wagner, CVM’s November Employee of the Month!

Jenny, a research associate in Basic Sciences, has worked at The College of Veterinary Medicine for 19 years this month and at Mississippi State University for 26 years.  Jenny enjoys the change in her work that comes with different grants, as well as the consistently great staff with whom she works.  Supervisor Dr.Jan Chambers calls Jenny “a great asset to the laboratory.”  In her spare time, Jenny enjoys spending time with her five grandchildren (two of whom live in Hawaii!), and she and her husband also stay active in their church. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

MSU Pre-Vet Club and Cow Patty Bingo

MSU Pre-Vet Club Presents the Annual Cow Patty Bingo. What is Cow Patty Bingo?
A cow is led onto the field marked with a grid, and the space where the cow goes is the winner!

When and Where?
*Friday, November 4th - 4:30 PM and
Saturday, November 5th - 10:00 AM & 11:00 AM
at the Co-Op

Click on image for more details.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

30 year Gala Celebration and Jack Hanna Visit

30 years and over 1300 alumni since the first class graduated, the College of Veterinary Medicine was pleased to welcome back the class of 1981, along with founding faculty and former deans, for a Gala
CVM  Class of 1981
celebration.  The Pegasus Gala featured special appearances by Jack Hanna, director emeritus of the Columbus (Ohio) Zoo and Aquarium and host of Jack Hanna's Into The Wild, a nationally syndicated television show, and the just-launched Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown.  Made possible through the support of Nutramax Labs, Inc., Hanna's visit to MSU-CVM will include an event for Starkville-area schoolchildren on Friday at 1:30 in the CVM Auditorium.  This show, featuring Jack's
Jack Hanna

exotic animals, was part of this year's 4th Annual Human-Animal Bond Lecture Series sponsored by Nestle Purina, and was streamed live on the CVM website.  An autograph session followed the show at 3pm.  Hanna also performed at the Hunter Henry Center on Friday evening at a Gala dinner.  Of his visit to the CVM, Hanna said, "It's great to be involved with events that celebrate people who dedicate their lives to animals.  Missisippi State's College of Veterinary Medicine has been doing important work in the field for over 30 years, and they've had such a  positive impact on the animal world."

Friday, October 7, 2011

Responsible Dog Ownership Day

The Golden Triangle Kennel Club is hosting their annual Responsible Dog Ownership Day tomorrow Saturday, Oct. 8th at McKee Park in Starkville from 10AM - 2PM. This will be great family fun and you can bring your friendly leashed dog too! Events include:

•    Meet the Breeds & Parade of Breeds
•    Microchip Clinic - hosted by the MSU-CVM Class of 2014
•    Josh Project
•    Rally Obedience Demonstration
•    Agility Demonstration
•    You and your dog can try the agility & rally courses after the demonstration too!

We hope to see you all there! For more info download pdf here.

Directions from the Vet School: Turn Left on Hwy 12 to Louisville St. Turn LEFT on Louisville street. Turn RIGHT on Lynn Lane, McKee Park is ~0.5 mile down Lynn Lane on your right across the street from the Sportsplex.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

National Veterinary Technician Week Fall Festival

MSU's Veterinary Medical Technology Program is hosting a Fall Festival in honor of National Veterinary Technician Week. The event is set for Sunday [Oct. 9, from 1-6 p.m., at the Moncrief Dog Park in Starkville. Activities include free food (while supplies last), bake sale, trick or treat, face painting, costume contest for pets, fall pictures for families and pets, raffle baskets/door prizes, and much more. Various clubs and organizations also are participating, including MSU's Pre-Vet Club, Bayer, and Oktibbeha Humane Society.

This is a great opportunity for the public to learn more about the veterinary technician's (animal nurse's) role in protecting and caring for pets. It also is a great time to enjoy lots of games and activities, and spend time with your pets in an animal-friendly environment. Everyone is encouraged to come and bring pets. However, all animals must be kept on a leash and be up-to-date on their vaccinations. For more information, please contact Chelsea Boutwell at Flyer for more info

Monday, October 3, 2011

Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Mr. Erle Chenney, CVM's October Employee of the Month!

Erle, a research associate for Dr. Jan Chambers, has worked at the College of Veterinary Medicine in the laboratory for 21 years, doing "everything from chicken to catfish to toxicology."  He says the time here has passed quickly due to the variety his role provides, and the different people and learning opportunities he encounters.  Starkville native Erle and his wife Melissa have a daughter, Betsy, who is a senior at Mississippi State.  In his spare time, he enjoys reading, relaxing and sports.  He and his family are avid tailgaters and Mississippi State football fans.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Recognition Awards at AABP Meeting

Melissa Masters, CVM student, (Class of 2013) and Dr. Rich Meiring,
CVM's Director of Recruitment and Admissions
, attended the American Association of Bovine Practitioners annual meeting in St. Louis, MO.

Melissa received an AABP Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award, and Dr. Meiring was recognized for his service over the past 6 years as the organization's Parliamentarian.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

CVM Pet Calendar 2012

Your pet can be a star! The MSU College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2014 is putting together a 2012 calendar with photos of pets -- see the flyer for picture submission details.  download pdf here or click on image for larger view.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Diet, exercise fit for MSU’s Champ, pets

By Keri Lewis
MSU Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE – Proper nutrition and conditioning keep Bully XX in top shape as Mississippi State University’s mascot, and pet owners can take a peek at his play book for tips on caring for their animals.
The health regimen for Bully XX, whose name is Champ, includes a proper diet, special conditioning and quality care.  more...

CVM Football and Fellowship

Tailgate tents will be set up in a different location for select games listed below. Look for the College of Veterinary Medicine tent and banner near the Amphitheater along the street side facing Newell Grissom. Tailgate tent will be set up by 9:00 a.m. on each gameday. Come join us! For any game not listed below, the tailgate tent will be in the location by Lloyd- Ricks-Watson Building as it has been in past years.

Thursday, September 15 | LSU
“WHITE OUT” game @ 7:00 p.m.
Tailgate sponsored by Banfield Pet Hospital
Food sponsored by Nestlé Purina and Novartis

Saturday, October 15 | South Carolina
Tailgate sponsored by Nestlé Purina

Saturday, November 5 | Tennessee Martin
“TRUE MAROON” game @ T.B.A (Homecoming)
Tailgate sponsored by Banfield Pet Hospital

Saturday, November 26 | Ole Miss
“TRUE MAROON” game @ T.B.A.
Tailgate sponsored by Banfield Pet Hospital

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

September Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Ms. Alyssa Hebert, CVM's  September Employee of the Month!

Alyssa is a Laboratory Specialist in the MDL, a position she has held for four years this October.  Alyssa says that although every day in her role brings something new and different, the students are consistently the part of her job she likes the best.    Her son just started kindergarten this year, and is expecting a baby brother or sister in January of 2012. 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

CVM Golf Scramble

CVM Golf Scramble
Friday and Saturday, Sept 23-24
MSU Golf Course
8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start

Cost per Person:    $55.00 Tournament Fee   
Includes: Meal & Beverage (Friday evening) for each player and 1 guest
Golf cart, green fees, practice balls, sack lunch and prizes for Saturday’s Scramble (Shotgun start 8:00 am). 
Payable Friday evening at Dinner and Team Postings – 6:00 PM – Little Dooey Restaurant.

Sign up sheet will be placed at the Operators' Desk.  Players wishing to play will have until Tuesday Sept 20th at 5:00 pm to sign up.

Note the change in location for the dinner Friday night. We will have the private patio at The Little Dooey. Food and iced tea will be provided by Little Dooey. Cash Bar available. Please, no outside food or beverages.

Contact: Diana L. Eubanks

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Slipping your pet a little "people food"

If you're a pet owner, you're probably guilty of it...slipping your pet a little "people food" when no one's watching. While there are obviously some things your pet shouldn't have, you may be surprised to find out what things aren't so bad after all! WCBI'S Christian Kirk takes a look in this week's Good Question. more  


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Human-Animal Bond Lecture Series Art Contest

Theme: Zoo Animals

Prizes will be awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in 4 categories:
1)     Kindergarten
2)    1st and 2nd grade
3)    3rd and 4th grade
4)    5th and 6th grade
Winners will be announced October 3, 2011.  Winning entries will be displayed from October 10-14 at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Winners will be awarded a certificate and are invited to have their picture taken with Bully on October 14th from 3:00- 4:00 p.m. at the 2nd floor lobby located outside of the CVM Large Auditorium (Wise Center.)

For official rules and entry form click here. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

CVM Research Day 2011

Graduate student oral presentations:
First place:  Paul Eden
Second place:  Claire Fellman
Third place:  Gail Moraru

Graduate student poster presentations:
First place:  Ronald Pringle
Second place:  Evangel Kummari
Third place (tie):  Jonathan Greene and Guohua Yang

First place graduate student oral and poster presenters each receive a $500 travel award from the CVM Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

Vet student oral presenters were:
Ashley Adams, Ryan Bear, Michael Orencole, Rachel Smith, Ashlee Oliver, and Lauren Phillips

Ryan Bear and Rachel Smith will have the opportunity to give their presentations at the 2012 Winter MVMA Meeting.

Again this year I want to thank Dr. John Harkness for his excellent work in organizing the 2011 CVM Research Day, and I also want to thank the CVM ORGS staff, Stephanie Huffman, Leslie Hammons, and Michael Dewberry, for all the behind-the-scenes effort that make Research Day possible.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

August Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Mrs. Linda Crowley, CVM’s August Employee of the Month!

Linda is the Business Coordinator in the Dean’s Office, a role she has been in for 14 years.  Her career at MSU will span 26 years this October.  She credits her long stint at CVM to enjoying what she does and loving those she works with and for.  Linda is a Maben native, with two sons and two grandchildren.   She enjoys her church, swimming, being in her yard, and supporting her grandchildren at sporting events.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Awareness Course

Sat. Oct. 22nd – Sun. Oct. 23rd, 2011
Location:Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine - Cafeteria
240 Wise Center Drive Starkville, MS 39762

Course Outline and Registration Form (pdf)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Referral service helps patients, students

By Karen Templeton
MSU Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE - The services at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine reach far beyond the university and the surrounding community.
...“We offer treatment options that may not be available at local clinics. Veterinarians handle cases that require specialized care up to a certain point and then may elect to refer their patients to a center like ours to get further care.”
When veterinarians need CVM’s expertise, they turn to clinical services coordinator Julie Burt.
“My staff and I put the referring veterinarians in touch... read more

Sunday, July 17, 2011

July Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Mr. John Stokes, CVM's July Employee of the Month!

John is a Research Associate III and Director of the Flow Cytrometry Core Facility.  He has been in this position and with MSU for four years.   He and his wife, Dr. Andrea Varela-Stokes, who is an Assistant Professor at CVM, have a son, Marco, who is 2 1/2.  In his spare time, John enjoys spending time with his family.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

COPE 2011

The CVM class of 2015 students, participated in the Camp Seminole project C.O.P.E. (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience).  COPE is a unique and fun way for the new students to get to know each other through activities that require communication, teamwork, trust, leadership, and decision making skills.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Vaccinating pets reduces rabies risk

By Keri Lewis
MSU Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE – All species of mammals are susceptible to rabies, but pet owners can create a line of defense with a few simple precautions.
Bill Epperson, head of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine, said the rabies virus is generally transmitted through the bite of an infected animal. One way to prevent or reduce the risk of rabies is to vaccinate pets. Read more...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bully XIX Euthanized Due To Declining Health

STARKVILLE, Miss. - TaTonka Gold, Mississippi State's beloved mascot from 2001-09, was euthanized Tuesday morning at the School of Veterinary Medicine on the MSU campus after his health had steadily declined over the past few years. Bully XIX, as he was affectionately known, was the first official mascot purchased and cared for by the University. Read more...

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Teamwork helps save bald eagle

By Karen Templeton
MSU Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE – One of America’s fondest symbols, the bald eagle, could be flying high again after a concerned citizen and three organizations worked together to save its life.
A passerby noticed an injured bald eagle in the Burnsville community near County Road 306 and immediately sought help.
“The eagle was brought into the Alcorn County department of wildlife office by the gentleman who found him,” said Blake Palmer, conservation captain for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Park’s Northern District. “The bird seemed to be really distressed and definitely couldn’t fly. All we knew for certain is that it needed help.” Read more...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

State public health vet honored for achievements

By Karen Templeton
MSU Office of Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE – As a student, Dr. Brigid Elchos chose a college major that would give her a lot of options. Little did she know that the path she was on would put her in a key position to respond to Mississippi’s animal health disease emergencies.
Elchos was recently honored as Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s alumnus of the year for her outstanding achievements and leadership. She credits her success to a quality education and her diverse work experiences. Read more...

Friday, June 17, 2011

MSU vet camp offers hands-on learning

By Karen Templeton
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE – After a unique summer camp experience at age 13, Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine student Tori Hall knew she wanted to become a veterinarian.

“I went to a veterinary school camp at the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada, where campers were given a great deal of experience in veterinary medicine,” Hall, a second-year CVM student from Cincinnati said. “My biggest apprehension about becoming a veterinarian was the prospect of doing surgeries. At the camp, we dissected a rat and were able to observe both large and small animal surgeries. After experiencing these labs successfully without fear, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.”  Read more...

Sunday, June 5, 2011

June Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Mrs. Gail Bishop, CVM's June Employee of the Month.

Gail is is the Administrative Assistant for the Clinical Sciences Department.  She has been in her current position since June 2003 and with MSU since 1987.  She is married to Curtis D. Bishop and has two sons, Kelvin and Christopher.  In her spare time she likes to listen to gospel music and watch basketball and football on tv.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pets find toxins in many forms

By Linda Breazeale
MSU Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Pets are notorious for chewing things, so caregivers need to be aware of some of the common toxins that do not come with warning signs.
Dr. Patty Lathan is an assistant professor of small animal internal medicine at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Unfortunately, she may be the first person to tell pet owners about the toxic properties of common household products, plants and even foods.
“Pet owners rarely anticipate their animal chewing on a plant or getting into an Easter basket, but it may only take one time to cause irreversible damage,” she said. “Some people may think if it’s OK for humans, it’s OK for animals, but that is not true for chocolate, raisins, grapes and some over-the-counter medications.”  Read more....

Monday, May 9, 2011

Employee of the Month

Congratulations to CVM's May Employee of the Month,  Stacy Taylor, Animal Health Center Veterinary Technician

Friday, May 6, 2011

Evacuation plans should include pets

By Karen Templeton
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE – As heavy rainfall causes more flooding along the Mississippi River, residents in flood-prone areas may have to consider evacuation, and those with pets should have a plan of departure that includes their furry and feathered family members. Read more...

Monday, May 2, 2011

Animal needs and veterinary concerns affected by the recent tornadoes

Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine is working with the Mississippi Animal Response Team (MART) and members of the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) to conduct assessments of animal needs and veterinary concerns in areas affected by the recent tornadoes. Local veterinarians are currently handling the workload in their respective areas. The link below contains MS Animal Disaster Relief Fund request and donations forms.

Basic Science Students Receive Computational Biology Certificate

CVM graduate students earn certificate in Computational Biology from the Bagley Engineering College.
In the photo ((left to right) Dilip Gautam - Computer Science, Vabhiv Joshi - Basic Sciences*, Roy Jacob - Poultry Science, David Peebles - Professor Poultry Science, Sarah A. Rajala - Dean of the Bagley College of Engineering, Kamalakar Chatla - Basic Sciences*, Lakshmi Pillai - Basic Sciences*, Hasan Tekedar - Basic Sciences*, Atilla Karsi - Assistant Research Professor Basic Sciences

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

2011 CVM Graduation and Awards Ceremony

CVM graduation will be held at 2:00pm in the Lee Hall, Bettersworth Auditorium on Wednesday, April 27. Shuttle service wil be available from the south parking lot of the Wise Center to Lee Hall from 12:30 to 5:30.

CVM awards ceremony will be held at 10:00am in the Wise Center Auditorium on Wednesday, April 27th.

Download Graduation Program
Download Awards Program

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Annual CVM Spring Golf Scramble

Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 Spring Golf Scramble:
1st place team: Collin Zumwalt, Michael Newman, Ben Newman, Mike Pharr.  2nd Place team: Jeremy Hodges, Clark Campbell, Brook Bobo, Luc Vallone.  3rd Place team: Jeff Eells, Jeremy Davis, Steve Magdar, Dustin Langley.  Closest to the pin:  Heather Brett.  Longest Putt: Kevin Marecle.  Longest Drive: Kevin Marecle
Thanks to all who participated and a BIG THANK YOU to the VBMA for helping with the dinner on Friday night.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Employee of the Month

Congratulations to CVM's April Employee of the Month, Linda Jackson.  Linda has been employed at CVM since November 1999 and she currently serves as Field Service Technician Assistant.

Friday, March 4, 2011

MSU veterinary club hosts national event at CVM

By Bonnie Coblentz
MSU Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE – When Mississippi State University’s Pre-Veterinary Club hosts the 2011 American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association’s Symposium, they will be showcasing the college and Southern hospitality to students from around the world.
The theme for the March 11-13 event at MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine is “Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Hands.” More than 500 students and advisors are expected to attend from across the United States and as far away as Canada, Australia, England and the Caribbean islands. Read more...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Veterinary neurology efforts expand at MSU

By Linda Breazeale
MSU Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Pet owners in Mississippi and surrounding states can turn to Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine when their four-legged loved ones develop neurological problems.
Medical and surgical conditions that involve the brain or nervous system can be a challenge to diagnose and treat, especially when they affect patients who cannot talk. Veterinarians needing consultations on particularly difficult cases frequently turn to MSU’s veterinary college, which now has access to the best diagnostic equipment available in human medicine. Read more...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Lorelei Ford, CVM's March Employee of the Month.
Lorelei is a Research Associate in the Dept. of  Basic Sciences.

Monday, February 28, 2011

2011 MVMA Winter Meeting Hosted at the CVM

Images from recent MVMA event hosted at the CVM

Friday, February 18, 2011

CVM Alumna of the Year 2011

2011 CVM Alumna of the Year, Dr. Brigid Elchos, RN, DVM. Dr. Elchos, Deputy State Veterinarian/State Public Health Veterinarian for the Mississippi Board of Animal Health,( CVM-Class of 1999), speaks to students in the main auditorium at the CVM.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Employee of the Month

Please congratulate CVM's February Employee of the Month:  Elliott Benford.  Elliott is an Animal Health Technician in the Animal Health Center.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Fish hatchery offers research opportunities

By Linda Breazeale
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Catfish research at Mississippi State University is no surprise given that Mississippi leads the nation in catfish production, but the potential applications of that research through the College of Veterinary Medicine’s fish hatchery are another story.  Read more...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A special cat honored through MSU scholarship

By Karen Templeton
MSU Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE – Stephen and Dava Imes will always remember their cat Mac as being one of a kind, and they are ensuring his legacy lives on through a Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine scholarship.
Mac was a Maine coon cat, a breed known for its large size, long coat and intelligence. Stephen Imes of Columbus first saw Mac nine years ago in South Carolina and knew right away that Mac was something special.  Read more...

Monday, January 10, 2011

Employee of the Month

Congratulations to CVM's January employee of the month   Missy Bolin, Senior Medical Technologist.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Dr. Andrew Mackin represented the CVM

Dr. Andrew Mackin recently represented the CVM at an MSU basketball game. Dr. Mackin is a professor and Service Chief of Small Animal Medicine and is the Hugh G. Ward Endowed Chair of Small Animal Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Mackin is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Medicine and a fellow of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Canine Medicine. His primary clinical and research area of interest is internal medicine with a subspecialty of hematology.  Also on Facebook