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.