Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Overseer of the "Bushby Bus,"

Dr. Bushby's profile in MSU's "Our People"

Many know Dr. Phil Bushby for his different roles in MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine. Teacher, administrator, and overseer of the "Bushby Bus," (a name his students fondly call the Mobile Veterinary Unit) are among his titles. If thousands of animals could give him a title, it would be "life saver."
Bushby's father raised pure-bred Dalmatian puppies in a day when people ordered dogs from the Spiegel catalog. He was a supplier, and when a puppy wasn't doing well, he'd give young Phil caretaking responsibility. Once the dog improved, Phil earned half the money from the pup's sale. More

Friday, March 23, 2012

CVM associate dean wins diversity award

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Dr. Mark Lawrence, associate dean and professor at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has been honored for his efforts to increase diversity within the veterinary profession.
 The Mississippi Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning recently presented Lawrence with the Black History Month Educator of the Year award for MSU’s Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine. more

Thursday, March 22, 2012

College of Veterinary Medicine Alpha Psi Dog Dash 2012

The Alpha Psi Veterinary Fraternity is hosting the 1st annual Dog Dash Saturday April 7, 2012 at North Farm 

The 5K run and 1 mile walk will begin promptly at 7:30am,  Registration fee is $25 
All proceeds from the race will be donated to The David Ball HLK Project to benefit "Safe Haven for Animals". This fund is used to provide shelter and health care to pets owned by women who leave their homes to find safety at the Women's Shelter in Meridian, MS.
PLEASE bring a hard copy of your pet’s vaccination history on race day or send in a hard copy along with your payment. If you DO NOT provide us with a hard copy, you WILL NOT be able to run in this event with your dog.
If you are unable to participate, but would still like to donate money, please send check payment to Brandi Van Ormer at P.O. Box 6100, Mississippi State, MS 39762

Registration Form 

More Information on Safe Haven

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Annual CVM Spring Golf Outing to Benefit Safe Haven Women's Shelter

The annual CVM spring golf outing will be held March 31, 2012 at the Mississippi State University golf course.

All proceeds from this year's outing will go toward the Safe Haven Women's Shelter David Ball HLK Project.  This fund is used to care for the pets of women who stay at the shelter.  To play in this outing, golfers should be sure to sign up by Friday, March 23 at noon.

Alpha Psi is organizing this year's event, which officially begins with a shotgun start at 9 am on the 31st.  After a fun day on the links, golfers are invited to a banquet at Little Dooeys at 6pm.  Cost for this year's outing is $60 per person or $240 per team.  Your money goes toward your round of golf at the MSU golf course, a packed lunch during the round, dinner at Little Dooeys for you and a guest, and skill prizes.  Alpha Psi will also be selling Mulligans. Alpha Psi will also be selling tickets to just the dinner 12 p.m. Wednesday through Friday outside the cafeteria.  Tickets will be $10 for one ticket or $15 for two.  This covers the buffet line and the provided refreshments.

Join us as we golf for a good cause!  Sign up sheets are available on the bulletin board by the Operator's Desk at the CVM, or, contact Matt Friend (Class of 2014 and Alpha Psi VP) at  Golfers should bring fees to the event during the registration hour from 7:30-8:30 on March 31.

More Information on Safe Haven

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Huston named MVMA veterinarian of the year

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- A veterinarian at Mississippi State University has been named the state’s top veterinarian, an honor that has now come to MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine three times.
 Dr. Carla Huston, associate professor in the Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine, was named the Mississippi Veterinarian of the Year by the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association. The award was announced at the 2012 MVMA winter meeting in Starkville.
The MVMA executive board selects the Veterinarian of the Year from member nominations. To be eligible, award nominees must be members for five years and attend a majority of the organization’s meetings. more

Monday, March 5, 2012

Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Anita Phillips, CVM's March Employee of the Month!

A familiar and helpful presence around the CVM for nearly 10 years, Anita Phillips works in the Dean's Office as the Business Manager.  Anita has been at Mississippi State for a total of 24 years, but she jumped at the chance to come to the CVM because she already knew so many great people who worked here.  Anita is a key contact for new employees at CVM, and she says she especially enjoys assisting these folks and welcoming them into the "family atmosphere" here at the CVM.  According to Anita, the best part of her job is interacting with the staff, faculty and students.  When she's not behind her desk, Anita enjoys camping, reading, playing cards and board games with friends, and spending time with her family, especially her four year old grandson, Jace.