Friday, September 9, 2016

WCBI interviews Dr. Kurt Venator from Purina

Animal autopsy offers important answers

MSU Extension Service
Senior Extension Associate

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Thor was an aging but happy English mastiff living in Louisville with Vanessa Beeson, her husband Ray and son Avett, 4. When this once 200-pound dog’s health declined, he dropped to 135 pounds.

“Around May 2014, we noticed that Thor started to be a little less competent on his back legs,” Beeson said. “He started a slow decline with hip dysplasia, a torn ACL and other problems, and he began to lose his mobility and function.”

With input from local veterinarian Dr. Jesse Grady, the family made the heart-wrenching decision in early May to end Thor’s life with love, but they wanted his death to contribute information that could help other pets.  read more...

Thursday, September 1, 2016

September 8th, MSU-CVM Lecture 1, room 113 6:00 p.m.

Join Dr. Kurt Venator, veterinarian of Nestle Purina, as he explores the amazing world of pets in the community and how their simple presence enriches lives or people every day. From creating pet friendly work environments to local shelter outreach, learn how you can help create a future world where pets and people can become better together. Click here and find out more.