Wednesday, March 30, 2016

College of Veterinary Medicine 31st Annual Open House

“You’re invited to join us for our 31st annual Open House on April 1 and 2.  FREE fun for all ages.  Click here for more details.”

“You’re invited to join us for our 31st annual Open House on April 1 and 2.  FREE fun for all ages.  Click here for more details.”

Raise funds for Vets for Vets Program

It's Starkville Restaurant Week and we have the opportunity to win $5,000 for our Vets for Vets program! We need to get as many votes as possible. To participate, simply eat at one of the restaurants listed here:, then make sure you receive a voting card at the restaurant of your choice, and check the box on your voting card to vote for Vets for Vets.

For those of you who love social media, snap a photo of your vote or check in at the restaurant and tag our MSU-CVM or Vets for Vets Facebook pages. Haven't found MSU-CVM or Vets for Vets on Facebook yet?  Be sure to head on over and "like" both of their pages! You can find MSU-CVM on Facebook here: and Vets for Vets on Facebook here:

Thank you for your votes, and please help us spread the word about this great program and its need for funding!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

40 Top Professors of Veterinary Technology (2016)

Our very own Dr. Allison Gardner has been named as one of the top 40 veterinary technology professors. Congratulations to Dr. Gardner! We are so proud. 
The field of veterinary medicine allows practitioners to diagnose and treat animals of all kinds, and veterinary technicians and technologists play an integral part by caring for and performing tests on animals to help licensed veterinarians formulate accurate diagnoses and treatment plans.

Fortunately for those who are interested in pursuing a career in veterinary technology, job growth throughout the next decade is expected to be brisk. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, veterinary technician and technologist jobs are projected to increase by 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, or 17,900 in total.  Read more...

Slide show from Rho Alpha Psi 5k Dog Dash

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Veterinarians seek answers to canine, human cancers

By Susan Collins-Smith
MSU Ag Communications
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Aspirin can knock out minor aches and pains, but what if it also could play a role in cancer prevention?
That is the question a group of veterinarians at Mississippi State University are trying to answer. Drs. Kari Lunsford and Camilo Bulla are two members of the team who have spent about five years trying to understand the link between blood platelets and the spread of certain types of cancer. Their research focuses on canine cancer patients at the MSU Animal Health Center.
“Doctors have prescribed low-dose aspirin for years as a blood thinner. The way it thins the blood is by stopping some of the actions of blood platelets,” said Lunsford, an associate professor of small animal internal medicine at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. “People who have been on this therapy for many years have a lower incidence of some types of cancers.  read more...

Friday, March 4, 2016

5K Dog Dash Saturday, March 5, 2016

Alpha Psi will be hosting its 5K Dog Dash on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at MSU North Farm. This year the Dog Dash will feature a few dog agility stops along way for your dog to complete during the race. Pre-registration for runners will be held in front of the Pegasus Dining Hall (located at the College of Veterinary Medicine) on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 4-5 pm. The admission fee is $15. In addition, registration for runners and walkers will be available prior to the start of the race from 9:00 -9:45 am. A major portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the care of the pets enrolled in Safe Haven for Pets program here at MSU-CVM. Prizes sponsored by

Purina© will be given to the winners of each category:
Fastest with dog over obstacles (must complete 2 out of 3 obstacles)
Fastest with dog without obstacles
Fastest without dog

Photos with your pet on race day will be available for purchase.

Race Rules:

Race Start at 10am
Please Park at the MSU Winery then walk down the hill to the gravel road for registration and check-in.
All Dogs Must Be on a leash during the course of the event.
Good Luck and Happy Jogging!

Alpha Psi Executive Team