Monday, February 27, 2012

Open House at CVM returns

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The MSU College of Veterinary Medicine will open its doors from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on April 13 and 14 for its annual Open House at the Wise Center, located on the south side of campus off Spring Street. The April 13th program is for pre-registered school groups and on April 14th, anyone in the community is welcome to attend.
The Open House, celebrating its 26th year, allows children and their families to learn about animal health and behavior while having fun. One of the primary goals of the program is to open the world of veterinary medicine through exhibits, demonstrations, and presentations.

Family-friendly activities to look forward to include:
·      Public Health Demonstrations: learning how to collect samples and use protective equipment; disaster response info, decontamination demonstrations
·      Canine Activities:  Demonstrations in microchipping, dog restraint, and basic dog care.  Examples of radiographs and healthy body structures.
·      Equine Activities:  Horses available for petting; Displays on horse food and horse breeds; horse shoeing demonstration and “Painted Horse” demonstration
·      Bovine Activities: Milking demonstration; Displays of cow tools, stomach structure, and cow products; “Holey Cow” demonstration
·      Animal Shows:  Dog Parade, Exotic Animal Show, Agility demonstration, Herding demonstration
·      Lots of great Displays on veterinary medicine, animal behavior, career options, and much more!
·      Petting Zoo
New this year is the Teddy Bear Suture program – children are encouraged to bring in their “injured” stuffed animals for repair.
Please contact Brandi Van Ormer at (662) 325-0465 to learn more about this free event or to pre-register a school group.

Open House slide show 

Schedule of Events

Thursday, February 16, 2012

MSU poultry expert given top recognition

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Dr. Kelli Jones of Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has won the World Veterinary Poultry Association Young Veterinarian of the Year award.

Jones, who is a Diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians and an assistant clinical professor in CVM’s Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine, is an expert in avian medicine and poultry disease diagnostics. She serves Mississippi’s $2.21 billion poultry industry through her work at CVM’s Poultry Research and Diagnostic Laboratory in Pearl. more...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

MSU researcher finds link to H5N1 bird flu

By Keri Collins Lewis
MSU Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE – A Mississippi State University researcher has uncovered the first molecular evidence linking live poultry markets in China to human H5N1 avian influenza.

Henry Wan, an assistant professor in systems biology at MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, collaborated with scientists in the World Health Organization Collaborative Centers for Influenza in China and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to investigate the connection.
“Although conceptually we knew... more

Friday, February 10, 2012

2012 CVM Alumnus of the Year Locke Karriker

Dr. Locke Karriker spoke to faculty and students at the CVM auditorium, Friday, February 10 as our 2012 Alumnus of the Year.  He is originally from North Carolina and earned DVM (1999) and Masters in Veterinary Medical Sciences (2000) degrees from MSU-CVM.  He is a diplomate of The American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and has been on the faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University since 2003.  He currently serves as the Director of the Swine Medicine Education Center at Iowa State.  Dr. Karriker has supervised over $3 million of extramural funded research related to improving health and well-being of swine. More photos...

The College of Veterinary Medicine Alumnus of the Year Program recognizes alumni who have made a significant contribution to human or institutional progress in which a situation, institution, or movement has been materially changed for the better because of their participation. This award recognized the achievements of outstanding alumni whose personal lives, professional accomplishments and community service best exemplify the mission of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Previous Alumni of the Year

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Ms. Leslie Reed, CVM’s  Employee of the Month!

Leslie, a Certified Veterinary Technician and Supervisor of the ICU,  has worked at The College of Veterinary Medicine for six years. With her background working in an animal clinic, Leslie is able to share some of the "tricks of the trade" with students, which she enjoys.  "Every day is different here," Leslie says of her work.  "You never know what you are going to see, and that makes things exciting."  Outside of the CVM, Leslie enjoys spending time with friends and family, including her two children, Dixon (5) and Lily (2).

Friday, February 3, 2012

Military Dog Recovering at MSU

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) - Lex is a wounded military veteran. He's the first military dog to be granted early retirement for adoption. The German Shepherd starts every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in an indoor, underwater doggie treadmill.  "It releases pressure on a lot of their joints. It allows him to get the exercise without having to bare the full weight of his body," says MSU Veterinarian Dr. John Thomason.

The doctors at Mississippi State's College at Veterinary Medicine say each patient is special but not all of them are a commemorative Purple Heart recipient.
"He's very easy going and he does have a unique story that's allowed him actually to come here for us to meet him," explains MSU Veterinarian Dr. Christine Bryan. more

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Veterinary camp gives inside look at career

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Youth with an interest in animals and veterinary medicine are invited to attend a camp offered by Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
MSU Veterinary Camp will provide a hands-on experience to youth ages 13 to 15. Campers will participate in interactive labs and learn about veterinary medicine from CVM instructors. Students considering a career in veterinary medicine, scientific research or an animal-related field are encouraged to apply. more

 Vet Camp Information