Saturday, June 30, 2012

Emergency shelter options exist for pet owners, helpers

By Kaitlyn Byrne
MSU Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Pet owners should make finding pet-friendly emergency shelters a priority, as these shelters are safe havens for all “family” members during evacuations caused by hurricanes or other threats.

Dr. Diana Eubanks, an associate clinical professor at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, is a member of MSU’s Disaster Animal Response Team. She said concern for pets should never keep people in harm’s way when disasters strike. Planning a disaster strategy for pets can prevent fatalities if a disaster does occur.  more

Monday, June 11, 2012

Keep kids and pets free from parasites

By Keri Collins Lewis MSU Ag Communications MISSISSIPPI STATE – When the school bell rings for the last time, many children have furry friends eagerly awaiting summertime outdoor adventures. Proper veterinary care and good hygiene can help keep pets and kids parasite-free. more

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

CVM research aims to fast-track discoveries

By Keri Collins Lewis
MSU Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE – New medical breakthroughs offer hope to those who suffer from health problems, and researchers at Mississippi State University are trying to reduce the time it takes for scientific advances to get from the laboratory to the patient. more

Monday, June 4, 2012

Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Kyle Smith, CVM's June Employee of the Month!

If you've ever had a technology problem here at the CVM, chances are you've encountered Kyle Smith, IT Consultant.  And, once Kyle left your office and your problem was fixed, you can probably imagine why he was chosen Employee of the Month for June.  Kyle has been at the CVM a total of 12 years, the first two of which were as a student worker.  Apparently the experience of working in IT at a veterinary school didn't scare him away, because he chose to stick with us.   "There's definitely something different here each day," says Kyle.  "Yesterday I installed and set up a machine while they were giving a jugular catheter to a dog."  Kyle has learned to roll with the punches and says he appreciates the uniqueness of practicing his profession here at the CVM.  When he's not rescuing the less technology-savvy, Kyle enjoys spending time with sons Brody (6) and Jaxson (2), playing baseball, hunting, and fishing.   The Starkville native also enjoys coaching baseball, and was proud to be the assistant coach of the 2009 State Championship Team from Ackerman.