Friday, December 4, 2015

Pet Photos with Santa

Santa will be in the Dean's Foyer at MSU-CVM tomorrow, December 5, from 9a.m. - 12p.m. Kids and pets are welcome! Photos will be $5 (cash or check only) per digital copy, and all proceeds will benefit our Vets for Vets program. 'Tis the season!

Dr. Michael R. Privett (Class of 1985) is featured in JAVMA!


Risking death to rescue horses


Posted Dec. 1, 2015

Dr. Michael R. Privett swam alongside a skittish pregnant mare by the light of his rescue team’s boat.
He had gotten into the water with the horse after she fought, bucked, and turned back twice when pulled behind the aluminum johnboat earlier in the night. Both times, the mare started fighting about 100 yards from the barn where she and others had fled after the team had tried to catch them in flooded pastures.
Each time, the mare had pulled the boat back to the barn, where the water was up to Dr. Privett’s shoulders and to the withers of a 1,000-pound horse. read more...

Friday, November 20, 2015

MSU-CVM Beef Program Experts Share Knowledge


Dr. David Smith, the Dr. Mikell and Mary Cheek Hall Davis Endowed Professor of Beef Cattle Health and Reproduction at...
Posted by Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Thursday, November 19, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Support Homeward Bound Thorugh Amazon


Want an easy way to support The Homeward Bound Project of MS? When you do your online Amazon shopping, you can sign up...
Posted by Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Thursday, November 19, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Employee of the Month

Congratulations Sr. Histotechnologist, Stephany Mays, employee of the month.

CVM Holiday Donation Drive to benefit Safe Haven for Pets and Care Lodge

Thank you to everyone who has already donated to the holiday donation drive (happening now through December 11th) for Safe Haven for Pets and Care Lodge! The boxes have been filling up, and we are so excited about everyone who has participated so far. Photos are attached to this post for you to see just a sampling of the great donations that have come in so far, and more information about the donation drive and how you can help is below. A holiday donation drive, organized by some of our very own MSU-CVM students, is currently underway to benefit Safe Haven for Pets, a non-profit organization coordinated by Dr. Sharon Grace and Dr. Christine Bryan. Their mission is to ensure the women and children's pets are well taken care of while they seek shelter from domestic violence. Dr. Grace and Dr. Bryan work directly with Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter located in Meridian, MS. Currently Care Lodge is at maximum capacity and in great need. Many of the women and children enter the shelter with nothing. This is especially horrible at Christmas. We want to make their holiday season as joyous as possible by meeting their needs as well as ensuring they receive presents. • Donation boxes can be found here. If you have any questions or would like to help out personally, contact Samantha Storey or Amanda Cain: sds356@msstate.edu or acain@cvm.msstate.edu
throughout MSU-CVM (look for the cardboard boxes wrapped with festive gift wrap). Needed supplies are listed below. You can also pick up a list of needs at any donation site! Donations are being accepted through December 11. Care Lodge Needed Supplies: towels (new) washcloths shampoo & conditioner soap toothbrushes & toothpaste paper plates paper towels toilet paper diapers baby wipes dried food items (rice, beans, oatmeal, mac and cheese, etc.) canned food items (tuna, vegetables, etc.) • Keep up with us on Facebook! You can updates and photos on the donation drive

CVM Staff & Faculty: Join us!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Cattle ranchers rely on Sandhills Calving System

Photo by: Tom Thompson, Mississippi State University
College of Veterinary Medicine

of helping our state's beef cattle producers. #vetmed #WeRingTrue
Posted by Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Monday, October 26, 2015



read more...

Friday, October 23, 2015

Halloween Safety Tips


Here's some great Halloween pet safety tips from our friends at ASPCA! #petsafety #pethealth #vetmed #halloween
Posted by Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Thursday, October 22, 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015

PetSmart Charities™ continues support for MSU veterinary program

Contact: Karen Templeton

STARKVILLE, Miss.–An Arizona philanthropy again is providing a major gift to Mississippi State’s College of Veterinary Medicine for the ongoing mission of its Mobile Veterinary Clinics.
The $400,000 grant from Phoenix-based PetSmart Charities Inc. will help cover many of the expenses incurred as clinic personnel pay regular visits to 20 North Mississippi animal shelters. At each location, veterinary students from the university spay and neuter homeless animals. Read More...

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

MSU vet tech program provides new experiences

It's National Veterinary Technicians Week! We sure are proud of our vet tech and Veterinary Medical Technology students!

Posted by Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Monday, October 12, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

MSU administrators, faculty named SEC academic leadership fellows

Dr. Ron McLaughlin has been named an SEC Academic Leadership Fellow! He is among a very select group identified as the region's academic leaders. Read more....
‪#‎WeRingTrue‬ ‪#‎HailState‬ ‪#‎vetmed‬

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Panola County junior at MSU authors national research study

Contact: Karen Templeton

STARKVILLE, Miss—A Batesville honors student at Mississippi State is the lead author on a research study being published in the December edition of an international medical journal. The report in Virology by university junior Lucas J. Ferguson is titled “Influenza D virus infection in Mississippi beef cattle.” A new influenza virus and its impacts on bovine production systems is the article’s focus.  read more....

Thursday, September 24, 2015

MSU veterinary researcher, teacher receives national award

Congratulations, Dr. Dave Smith, on receiving this well-deserved national award!

Posted by Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

MSU emergency vet clinic gets dog back on his feet

By Brandi Van Ormer
MSU College of Veterinary Medicine

FLOWOOD, Miss. -- Most amazing stories begin on a normal day, and the story of a collie named Lad was no different.  But what started as a routine day of play ended with a long-term relationship with experts at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s affiliate emergency and specialty center in Flowood.

While his owner, Tommy Foster, was mowing the back lawn one afternoon, Lad enjoyed a visit with the neighbor’s dogs and a quick dip in his wading pool, and then he took off again. When Foster finished mowing, he called for his dog and heard only a distant whine in answer.  read more...

Katrina disaster fund still helps animals


Learn more about the MS Animal Disaster Relief Fund and how you can help from State Veterinarian and MSU-CVM alum Dr. Jim Watson and our very own Dr. Carla Huston:
Posted by Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Thursday, September 3, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Unusual behaviors signal possible diseases in animals

Thanks to Dr. Christine Bryan and Dr. Brigid Elchos for this practical, helpful rabies prevention information! #onehealth #weringtrue #rabiesprevention
Posted by Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

State veterinarian unites agencies against bird flu

By Linda Breazeale
MSU Ag Communications
PEARL, Miss. -- The Mississippi Board of Animal Health will not be alone in the battle to protect the state’s poultry industry from bird flu this winter.
“Now is the time to make sure our response plans are in place to minimize bird losses and economic damage when migratory birds return from infected nesting grounds,” said Dr. Jim Watson, state veterinarian with the Mississippi Board of Animal Health.
Watson recently invited university poultry experts, agriculture officials and representatives of Mississippi poultry companies to a meeting at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine Poultry Diagnostic Laboratory in Pearl to address concerns.
“Of the 21 states with highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks from last December through June, some of them handled their responses without external forces coming in from the U.S. Department of Agriculture,” Watson said. “If Mississippi has an outbreak, we must be prepared to handle the response ourselves because USDA may be deployed to other states experiencing outbreaks.” read more....

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Health Officials: Rabies Case Came From Bat

News from the MS Department of Health: testing confirms the rabies case is a bat variant. Please remember to vaccinate your animals and always use caution around unknown animals and wildlife.
Posted by Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Friday, August 21, 2015

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Mississippi State vet students help military dogs

STARKVILLE, Miss.—When the retired war hero arrives for his physical rehabilitation session at the Mississippi State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, he typically draws an audience as he enjoys some welcoming treats.
Dog treats, that is.
A large, handsome German shepherd, Maci served as a military working dog for almost six years, including three tours in Afghanistan and one in Oman with his handler, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Karl Stefanowicz. During active service, he was credited with multiple explosive finds.
Maci now resides at Columbus Air Force Base...read more...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

MSU students volunteer for mission in Haiti

By Katie Timmerman
MSU College of Veterinary Medicine
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- While most people choose to spend their vacations relaxing, a number of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine students and faculty chose to do volunteer work in Haiti.
Dr. Skip Jack, a professor at MSU-CVM, traveled to Haiti with veterinary students Rachel Mayfield, Megen Cummings, Taylor King and Jessica Wilson as part of Christian Veterinary Missions.  read more...

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Dr. Mark Lawrence on AVMA.org


Look who is featured on the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)'s website for his biomedical research! Way to go, Dr. Mark Lawrence! #onehealth #vetmed #WeRingTrue
Posted by Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Tuesday, July 7, 2015

MSU-CVM Pioneers Equine Surgical Method


Thank you, Dr. Robin Fontenot and Dr. Caroline Betbeze, for finding ways to ease surgical stress for horses. Horse...
Posted by Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Monday, July 6, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summer Heat Can be Dangerous for Pets


Thank you, Dr. Brittany Thames and Dr. Andrew Mackin for the reminders on how to keep pets safe and out of the heat this summer! It's HOT out there! Is your pet well hydrated?#WeRingTrue #vetmed #petsafety
Posted by Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015

Safe Haven for Pets Help Owners and Animal Recover from Abuse

Thanks to #WCBI for their coverage today of our Safe Haven for Pets program! Safe Haven for Pets provides care for pets...

Posted by Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Friday, June 19, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

3D printer enhances VSC technology, abilities

Our experts at our affiliate clinic, the Veterinary Specialty Center, are using innovative techniques, such as 3D printing, to better treat our animal patients.

Posted by Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

MSU researcher studies heart disease, Salmonella


Did you know that MSU-CVM's Dr. Matt Ross is involved in research that could help animal and human health professionals...
Posted by Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Monday, June 15, 2015

Four-legged patients to benefit from imaging grant to MSU

Animal imaging at Mississippi State's College of Veterinary Medicine is helping advance pet health, and a new grant should take the technology even further.
Dr. Alison Plumley, a veterinary resident at the university, recently received funding from American College of Veterinary Radiology to conduct research in advanced magnetic resonance imaging techniques in dogs.
Plumley's award is the first for this specific type of imaging study provided by the...read more

Friday, June 12, 2015

Elsinboro resident selected for U.S. Army Veterinary Corps scholarship


Something we never tire of: Reading about our accomplished students in the news!
Posted by Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Monday, June 15, 2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Dr. Jeb Cade gives advice on fire ant stings.


Worried about fire ants this summer? Check out this article with great advice from our very own Dr. Jeb Cade.
Posted by Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015

CVM's Pace earns national award from NIAA


http://www.msstate.edu/web/memo/story.php?id=2798A Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine laboratory system director recently received the National Institute for Animal Agriculture’s Advocate for Animal Agriculture Award.

Dr. Lanny Pace, executive director of MSU’s Veterinary Research and Diagnostic Laboratory System, was recognized by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) for his dedication to animal agriculture, specifically for involving the organization in aquaculture. Dr. Tony M. Forshey, state veterinarian with the Ohio Department of Agriculture Animal Health, also received the award.

“This award honors individuals who effectively build bridges...read more

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Congratulations Mark Lee

Congratulations to third year student Mark Lee for being honored with the Western Veterinary Conference's Dr. Jack...

Posted by Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Dr Wan and Avian Flu

We are fortunate to have Dr. Henry Wan's expertise at our college. In this article, he provides more advice and insight on the current avian influenza virus being found in the Midwest.

Posted by Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

US farms hit by bird flu but vacine might make things worse.

Many are turning to MSU-CVM's Dr. Henry Wan to explain the H5N2 avian influenza virus that has been spreading among birds in the Midwest. Dr. Wan provides good information in this article in the New Scientist. Posted by Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

CVM Hail State Days 2015 Supports Vet Camp

This is it! #HailStateDays! You can be one of the 1,001 donors the Foundation is recruiting to give gifts that benefit the university and even specifically, MSU-CVM. This year, we are focusing funds on Vet Camp in hopes that we can continue to expand the program. To make a gift, no matter the size, please visit: www.hailstatedays.com

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

MSU veterinary college receives notice of re-accreditation

Office of Public Affairs News Bureau (662) 325-3442 Contact: Karen Templeton April 15, 2015
Mississippi State's College of Veterinary Medicine continues to hold accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association's Council on Education. One of just 28 veterinary colleges in the United States, the major university unit recently received the good news from the only agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and non-profit Council for Higher Education Accreditation to certify higher education training in the profession.
"I'm extremely proud of the job that Dean Kent Hoblet, his talented staff and our wonderful students at MSU-CVM are doing that led to this milestone," said MSU President Mark E. Keenum. read more

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

MSU-CVM offers new therapy for horses

video
By Jenny Burns MSU
College of Veterinary Medicine

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Horse owners across the Southeast can benefit from a new service offered by the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
The technology known as “extracorporeal,” or outside of the body, shock-wave therapy has been available at the college since December 2014. This noninvasive treatment can stimulate healing in both new and old injuries to horses.
The therapy is used to control pain, to promote wound healing, and to treat tendonitis, read more...

Saturday, April 11, 2015

2015 CVM Open House


The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine entertained visitors of all ages at its 30th annual Open House on April 10 and 11. Read more...


Monday, March 30, 2015

Major grant to MSU veterinary college benefits shelter medicine

Office of Public Affairs News Bureau (662) 325-3442 Contact: Karen Templeton March 31, 2015
 A $300,000 Humane Society of the United States grant announced Monday [March 30] will provide continuing support for the popular traveling service program of Mississippi State's College of Veterinary Medicine.
The major donation by the Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization will help cover numerous
Dr. Phil Bushby
university expenses incurred as the college's mobile veterinary clinics provide professional services to 18 North Mississippi animal shelters. Supported entirely by grants and donations, the student-staffed, faculty-supervised clinics spay and neuter homeless animals.
Dr. Phil Bushby led in establishing the traveling clinic program. Now a professor emeritus and former...read more

Friday, February 27, 2015

MVMA Winter Meeting

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Why We have Leash Laws

Dr. Christine Calder talks about why we have leash laws.  Farm and family radio: MP3

Monday, February 9, 2015

MSU prof lands $1.8M grant to work on flu vaccine

While scientists and physicians continue to discuss how this year’s influenza vaccine has proven to be relatively ineffective, a Mississippi professor has already begun working on next year’s vaccine. Dr. Henry Wan, an associate professor at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, recently won a $1.8 million grant to help research flu strains and develop an effective vaccine for next year’s flu season. Wan is one of thousands of scientists at more than 130 influenza centers in 106 countries who will analyze data to determine a suitable vaccine for next year. read more...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Dr. Jeb Cade Gives Insight on Pet Obesity

"...I have seen people love their pets to death".

Monday, January 26, 2015

MSU-CVM professor leads major reference publication

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- A comprehensive reference book on all aspects of bovine reproduction was recently published under the leadership of a Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine professor.
Dr. Richard Hopper, professor in the MSU-CVM Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine, is lead author and editor-in-chief of “Bovine Reproduction.” Hopper is section leader for the CVM Theriogenology, Ambulatory and Food Animal Medicine Service. Theriogenology is the study of animal reproduction. Read More...

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Pepper and Rehabilitation

A patient at the MSU-CVM receives some of the best care and treatment veterinary medicine has to offer. The proof is in the results.  Learn more about how our team at the Veterinary Specialty Center and Animal Health Center got Pepper back on her feet! Like this video on Facebook.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

DAFVM Spotlight Employees

Debra Kinser

Sample Receiving Assistant
MS Veterinary Research and Diagnostic Lab
College of Veterinary Medicine
Rankin County
Years in Position: 12 years
Years of Service to MSU: 12 years

As the sample receiving assistant for the Mississippi Veterinary Research and Diagnostic Laboratory, Debra Kinser runs a courier route in the morning to pick up veterinary diagnostic samples from veterinary clinics in Rankin, Madison and Hinds counties. In the afternoons she enters results from equine infectious anemia tests into a computer database that is used by the state veterinarian to monitor this disease. read more...

Veterinarians stay true to their school... (Dr. Hoblet and Champ in JAVMA)

Practitioners’ loyalty to their alma maters may be second only to their devotion to animals


Posted Nov. 19, 2014
 
Dr. Charles M. Hendrix, like many other Auburn University fans, sat in the stands during the 2011 BCS National Championship Game on Jan. 10 in Glendale, Arizona. He was there to watch his beloved Tigers prevail over the University of Oregon Ducks. Unlike most fans, though, he was wearing a $5 tuxedo from the Salvation Army festooned with a bow tie, baseball cap, and orange rosebud. read more...
Dr. Kent H. Hoblet, dean of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, poses with the Dog Bowl Trophy, which is part of a competition with the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. (Courtesy of MSU CVM)  ​
Dr. Kent H. Hoblet, dean of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, poses with the Dog Bowl Trophy, which is part of a competition with the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.