The Dean’s Perspective
The commitment to teaching, clinical sciences, and research that I see in this College is what prepares us as we join together to expand the ways we contribute to the health and well being of animals, humans, and communities.
We are the MSU Veterinary Medical Center
Words not only identify objects and ideas—they help shape how we see and give meaning to the world around us. "Veterinary Medical Center" best reflects the range of inpatient and outpatient specialist veterinary medical care that we provide. In Michigan, we are unique in the depth
and breadth of our specialist services.
Bea Biddinger, LVT, Small Animal Teaching Lab Manager, developed silicon models that help students develop muscle memory as they practice venopuncture, suturing, and techniques without the stress of practicing on a living, breathing animal.
Biddinger's silicone concepts are a breakthrough in veterinary surgical teaching. She was invited to the MSU Innovation Celebration to showcase her educational models.
Real answers to real problems
Dr. Laura Nelson's commitment to teaching and her skill as a veterinarian earned her the prestigious Lilly Teaching Fellowship. The Lilly Teaching Fellows Program provides pre-tenure faculty with the opportunity to enhance their teaching skills through the study of pedagogical scholarship and their own research. She is one of just six faculty members from across the university to receive the year-long award.
Dr. John Baker returns to the Veterinary Medical Center
In his office in the Justin S. Morril Hall of Agriculture, John Baker was never far from the College of Veterinary Medicine. It's only a short walk through the maze of sidewalks that connects the north side to the south side of campus. Now he has returned as Dean.
Phi Zeta Day
The Summer Research Program of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University, provides intensive, mentored summer research opportunities for DVM, and undergraduate students. The program culminates in the College of Veterinary Medicine Phi Zeta Research Day each October. Phi Zeta is the honorary society of veterinary medicine. Participants present their research, either orally or with a poster, and awards are given for scholarship and presentations in various categories.
The Dr. Pierre and Virginia DePorre scholarship fund
The DePorre family has deep ties to MSU and to the College of Veterinary Medicine. Pierre L. DePorre (DVM ’56) graduated from MSU, as did his brother, his children, and now his grandchildren. Following his death, DePorre’s wife Virginia DePorre and their children gathered as a family to discuss ways in which they could honor his name and his memory. The family established the DePorre Family Foundation.