Tuesday, December 13, 2016

International training: MSU veterinary faculty teach epidemiology in China

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Two Mississippi State professors in the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine are reaching out to students around the world who want to learn about their specialized field of epidemiology.
Drs. David R. Smith and Robert W. Wills recently traveled to China to teach a two-week, two-credit-hour course funded by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
“There is a need for training Chinese veterinarians in epidemiology,” Smith said. Epidemiology is the branch of medicine dealing with the incidence and prevalence of disease in large populations and with detection of the sources and cause of epidemics of infectious disease. It’s also commonly referred to as studying “herd health.” read more...

Monday, December 12, 2016

Envoys give CVM it's hospitality.

Special Thanks to our envoys for the 2016-2017 year.
Front Row (L to R):  Megan Violand, Kelsey Traylor, Skyler Hensarling , Kristen Frank, and Samantha Hughes.
Second Row (L to R):  Blair Bennett, Erin Close, Katy Carrier
Third Row (L to R):  Austin Whitmon, Alex Shealy, James Yates, Robert Stenger, LaDarrius Battee, Wil Moorhead

Friday, December 9, 2016

Visit to Palmer Home

MSU-CVM's Animals in Focus group and athletes from Mississippi State Athletics had the opportunity to spread some holiday cheer at the Palmer Home for Children. The children enjoyed face painting, inflatables, refreshments, and interactions with MSU athletes and MSU-CVM students, faculty, and staff. They were also treated to a special guest appearance by our very own #BullyXXI (a.k.a. Jak). We are so grateful to the many individuals and businesses who worked together to make this special event possible! #weringtrue #hailstate #communityoutreach #holidaycheer #tistheseason


During this giving season, many people reflect on the year behind and make final decisions on which charitable organizations to support with a year-end gift. Philanthropy fuels our forward progress – in scholarship, in research, in outreach, and more. Each day, programs and initiatives made possible by donors are touching the lives of untold thousands at MSU-CVM, across our region, throughout the country, and around the world.

Why do so many give? Because every gift – large or small – helps make possible another success, another breakthrough, another discovery. And in that way, every donor becomes a part of the CVM family and plays a key role in making the future even better for people and pets.

There are many different ways to contribute a gift. The easiest and most direct method is to make a donation at www.foundation.msstate.com. Click on “Give Now” to make an impact.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Pegasus Partner's Gifts Support Student International Experiences

Andrea Seitz, second year DVM student, traveled to the Miguel Angel Asturias Spanish School in Guatemala where she participated in the Veterinary Medical Spanish Program. The program combines intensive general Spanish instruction with specialized instruction focused on veterinary medical terminology and relevant situations. Andrea’s trip was possible thanks to Pegasus Partners donors whose gifts allow CVM students to expand their international perspective and veterinary knowledge through international experiences. This video provides an inside look at some of the incredible opportunities Andrea was afforded while in Guatemala. Such trips would not be possible without the financial support of donors passionate about educating globally minded veterinarians!