Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Humane Ethics and Animal Welfare


MSU CVM’s Humane Ethics and Animal Welfare Program is designed to improve animal and public health. First initiated in 1995 to provide veterinary students with spay/neuter experience, the shelter program has grown to be comprehensive in nature. Veterinary students have the opportunity to work on one of two mobile veterinary clinics that visit Mississippi shelters 3-4 days each week. The program offers 125 slots to interested students. Students, with faculty supervision, spay and neuter unowned animals while gaining valuable hands-on experience. Students also assist shelters with improving health of animals before the animals are adopted into homes. They provide physical exams, identify and treat common parasites, identify and treat diseases, and improve biosecurity and basic animal care.

Students increase their surgery and diagnostic skills, and they gain valuable experience in the skills relevant to major problems in animal shelters. CVM’s shelter medicine program prepares our graduates to become shelter-medicine educated professionals. After graduation, they take their skills to new communities, further improving the lives of homeless animals by providing exemplary care and service.
The impact that the shelter medicine program has on CVM students, the community, and shelter animals is immeasurable. Please consider making a gift through Hail State Giving Days today!

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

2017 SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Congratulations to Dr. Janice Chambers on being awarded the 2017 SEC Faculty Achievement Award. The SEC Faculty Achievement Award honors individuals who have excelled in teaching, research and scholarship. #WeRingTrue

Monday, April 3, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Pegasus spot on MSTV

To view entire show click here
Sneak peek: Here's a behind the scenes look at the taping of our new monthly Pegasus spot on #MSTV! Dr. Brittany Moore-Henderson was host for the episode. Watch for this segment to air March 8th, and you'll hear more about what's happening at MSU-CVM from our Dean, Dr. Kent Hoblet, in addition to some practical tips from Assistant Clinical Professor Dr. Marc Seitz on how to protect your pets from household toxins.
The university channel (MSTV) is available to MaxxSouth Broadband subscribers in the Golden Triangle area and those with C Spire Fiber TV throughout the state of Mississippi.
#WeRingTrue #vetmed #mississippi #television

Friday, February 24, 2017

Purina Nutrition Center Ribbon Cutting

 Thanks to the generosity of Nestlé Purina, MSU-CVM now houses one of the most modern nutrition centers and represents an unparalleled commitment to advancing the role of nutrition in the care and well-being of canine and feline patients. Also located in the AHC is the newly renovated Nestlé Purina Student Center which serves as a central location for CVM students to study, research and collaborate on cases.

Thank you Nestlé Purina for your significant investment!
Private support helps drive our forward progress.
#WeRingTrue #vetmed #development

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Graduate student represents MSU in regional Three Minute Thesis competition

Contact: Sasha Steinberg
STARKVILLE, Miss.— A graduate student in Mississippi State’s College of Veterinary Medicine is competing March 4-5 in the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools Three Minute Thesis Regional Finals in Annapolis, Maryland.
Caitlin J. Wenzel, a master’s student studying veterinary medical science, was named Grand Champion of MSU’s fourth annual Three Minute Thesis Competition last November. Her research talk, “Magnesium Sulfate: A Rescue for Horse & Human Asthmatics,” earned a $1,000 prize.
Originally from Marinette, Wisconsin, Wenzel also is an MSU animal and dairy sciences bachelor’s graduate.
Based on her research findings, Wenzel concluded that “magnesium sulfate is effective as a monotherapy, and there is strong rationale for its implementation into the emergency asthma therapies and treatments for both horse and human asthmatics.”  read more...

Monday, February 20, 2017

MSU College of Veterinary Medicine researchers complete canine shelter population survey

Photo by Tom Thompson-CVM Coordinator of Photographic Services
Contact: James Carskadon
STARKVILLE, Miss.—A recently completed study by two researchers in Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine brings American animal shelter canine populations into sharper focus.
The study by CVM faculty members Kimberly Woodruff and David R. Smith uses survey and capture/re-capture methodology to estimate the number of dogs in U.S. animal shelters, adoption rates, transfer rates and euthanasia rates. The researchers found that commonly cited figures underestimate the quantity taken in by shelters every year and overestimate the number of dogs those shelters euthanize. Woodruff, who leads the College of Veterinary Medicine’s shelter medicine program, said the study’s goal was to put quality science behind shelter population estimates.  read more...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Batesville student named MSU’s first Gates Cambridge Scholar

“Under the mentorship of Dr. Wan and various collaborators from the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine, I have been able to help answer pertinent questions related to bovine influenza D virus, which was discovered in 2011,” said Ferguson. His research endeavors and trainings have been supported by the National Institutes of Health.  Read more...

Monday, January 23, 2017

Open House 2017

Our Open House allows prospective students as well as anyone interested in touring the facility to learn more about Veterinary Medicine.  Dates for Open House 2017 will be Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Click here for more information and registration for large groups.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Honoring Dr. Linda Pote

Dr. Linda M. Pote served the CVM for 30 years as a professor in the Department of Basic Sciences. She retired as Professor Emerita. On September 26, 2016, at the age of 63, Dr. Pote passed away at her home in Starkville. As a memorial to Linda, friends and family would like to plant a tree on the grounds of the Wise Center. The memorial tree will be planted near the Gingko tree planted in memory of Hannah Pote, Linda and Jonathan Pote’s daughter. The cost for establishing this long-lasting memorial is $5,750. Gifts for memorial trees cover the cost of the tree, a metal plaque and care for the tree during the first year of growth. The gift also provides for replanting and replacement of the tree over time. To contribute to this special memorial, gifts can be mailed to the CVM Office of Development, P.O Box 6100, MS State, MS 39762. Checks should be made payable to the MSU Foundation and on the memo line of your check, indicate that your contribution is for the Linda Pote Memorial Tree Fund-403052. You can also make a gift at www.msufoundation.msstate.edu.
What a fitting way to recognize and honor Linda’s important professional accomplishments and her positive impact on the lives of many students, colleagues and friends!