College of Veterinary Medicine - Vetschool Tails https://cvm.msu.edu/ en-us Wed, 18 May 2022 00:32:34 +0000 Wed, 18 May 2022 00:32:34 +0000 Community Voices: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/community-voices-asian-american-and-pacific-islander-heritage-month Tue, 17 May 2022 13:56:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/community-voices-asian-american-and-pacific-islander-heritage-month In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, one student leader at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine shares her experiences and thoughts on inclusivity.

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Dr. Dee Thornell on Practicing in Alaska, Memories of MSU, and Lessons Learned https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/dr-dee-thornell-on-practicing-in-alaska-memories-of-msu-and-lessons-learned Mon, 09 May 2022 19:17:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/dr-dee-thornell-on-practicing-in-alaska-memories-of-msu-and-lessons-learned Dr. Dee Thornell (class of 1981) returned to campus last week to address the class of 2022 and accept an award at the CVM Awards Ceremony. This provided the perfect opportunity to talk with her about her time as a student and the experiences she’s had since graduating.

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Congratulations, CMIB graduates! https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/congratulations-cmib-graduates Mon, 09 May 2022 15:36:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/congratulations-cmib-graduates Graduates of the College's Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology Program are hooded at their commencement ceremony.

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Winnie and Marvin Endowed Scholarship: The Story Behind the Fund https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/winnie-and-marvin-endowed-scholarship-the-story-behind-the-fund Mon, 09 May 2022 14:24:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/winnie-and-marvin-endowed-scholarship-the-story-behind-the-fund When the Lingk family’s Treeing Walker Coonhound, Marvin, suffered a life-threatening accident, Angie Lingk heard from multiple emergency vets that they would not be able to help him. Luckily, when Angie and Marvin came to the MSU Veterinary Medical Center (VMC), our clinicians were able to help. The experience left her wanting to help veterinary professionals at MSU.

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Congratulations, Class of 2022! https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/top-6-soft-skills-of-veterinary-and-veterinary-nursing-graduates Fri, 06 May 2022 13:54:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/top-6-soft-skills-of-veterinary-and-veterinary-nursing-graduates In enthusiastic celebration of the classes of 2022, we look at the top soft skills of today’s Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine graduates.

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Community Voices: Pride Month at MSU https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/community-voices-pride-month-at-msu Wed, 27 Apr 2022 19:32:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/community-voices-pride-month-at-msu In recognition of Pride Month at MSU, the College of Veterinary Medicine spoke with a member of our community about how to make the veterinary field more inclusive to LGBTQIA+ individuals.

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Multicultural Scholars Program Diversifies Food Animal Medicine https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/multicultural-scholars-program-diversifies-food-animal-medicine Tue, 19 Apr 2022 16:13:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/multicultural-scholars-program-diversifies-food-animal-medicine The Multicultural Scholars Program sponsors five veterinary students who come from populations that are underrepresented in the veterinary medical field, and aims to create a more diverse workforce in food animal medicine.

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Alumni Feature: Dr. Tesfaheywet Zeryehun Shiferaw https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/alumni-feature-dr-tesfaheywet-zeryehun-shiferaw Thu, 07 Apr 2022 18:18:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/alumni-feature-dr-tesfaheywet-zeryehun-shiferaw In 2019, Dr. Tesfaheywet Zeryehun Shiferaw came to MSU as part of the USDA Foreign Animal Service Faculty Exchange Program. Since completing the program, Dr. Tesfaheywet was promoted to full professor in Veterinary Clinical Pathology at Haramaya University. This makes Dr. Tesfaheywet the youngest professor in the history of Haramaya University.

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Spartan Family Gives $1 Million in Memory of Beloved Pet https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/spartan-family-gives-1-million-in-memory-of-beloved-pet Thu, 07 Apr 2022 14:19:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/spartan-family-gives-1-million-in-memory-of-beloved-pet While there are many reasons to support animal health, Matt and Kathleen Davis needed only one. In recent months, the Davises donated a $1 million estate gift to the College of Veterinary Medicine, as well as a cash pledge to assist small animal owners who can’t afford emergency care for their pet.

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Turning the Other Cheek: MSU Veterinary Surgeon Repairs Face Wound on African Painted Dog https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-veterinary-surgeon-african-painted-dog Wed, 06 Apr 2022 14:23:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-veterinary-surgeon-african-painted-dog Dr. Maureen Jay, assistant professor for the MSU Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences and clinician for the Soft Tissue Surgery Service, traveled to Binder Park Zoo and performed a surgical flap procedure to move a portion of skin from Rusty's cheek to cover and close the wound on his muzzle.

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No Ebbing This Flo: Veterinary Orthopedic Giant Retires, Legacy Lives On https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/no-ebbing-this-flo-veterinary-orthopedic-giant-retires-legacy-lives-on Thu, 31 Mar 2022 12:06:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/no-ebbing-this-flo-veterinary-orthopedic-giant-retires-legacy-lives-on In the world of veterinary orthopedics, few names command as much respect as Gretchen Flo. Now, after more than 50 years of active clinical service, teaching, and research, Flo is retiring—for real this time.

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Community Voices: This Is How We Role https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/community-voices-this-is-how-we-role Fri, 25 Mar 2022 17:42:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/community-voices-this-is-how-we-role Students at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine give back to their local community in innumerable ways, including serving as mentors and role models for youths. Three students, each a mentor at an after-school childcare program at a local residential community, share their experiences.

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Multigenerational Panel: Black History Month https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/multigenerational-panel-black-history-month Fri, 25 Mar 2022 15:51:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/multigenerational-panel-black-history-month The MSU College of Veterinary Medicine had the immense honor of hosting a multigenerational panel of Black veterinary professionals in February. Our speakers were Dr. Steve Carey, fourth-year DVM student Kacey Joseph, Dr. Timbrala Marshall, Dr. Kamaria Catalan, and Dr. Veronica Whiteside.

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The Girl Who Grew up to be an Equine Surgeon: Chatting with Dr. Ashley VanderBroek https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/the-girl-who-grew-up-to-be-an-equine-surgeon-chatting-with-dr-ashley-vanderbroek Wed, 23 Mar 2022 14:25:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/the-girl-who-grew-up-to-be-an-equine-surgeon-chatting-with-dr-ashley-vanderbroek If you ask a class of second-graders what they want to be when they grow up, many will tell you about their dreams of being a veterinarian. Rarely will one have a specialty picked out, but Dr. Ashley VanderBroek had specific goals in mind.

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Alumni Feature: Dr. Katherine Donahue https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/alumni-feature-dr-katherine-donahue Wed, 16 Mar 2022 20:35:02 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/alumni-feature-dr-katherine-donahue Dr. Katherine Donahue, a graduate of the DVM Class of 1994, is a telehealth expert, and also works in small animal practice.

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Community Voices: Disability Awareness Month https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/community-voices-disability-awareness-month Tue, 15 Mar 2022 20:50:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/community-voices-disability-awareness-month March is Disability Awareness Month. The reasons a person may be differently-abled are numerous; one alumna of the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine shares her thoughts and experiences below.

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Community Voices: Women's History Month https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/community-voices-womens-history-month Thu, 10 Mar 2022 20:31:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/community-voices-womens-history-month In honor of March being Women's History Month, we spoke with women from the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine about their thoughts and role models.

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MSU Veterinary Match Day https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-veterinary-match-day Wed, 09 Mar 2022 02:01:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-veterinary-match-day Congratulations to the veterinary professionals who applied for and matched to the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program!

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MSU Hosts First-Ever Blanket Drive, an Outstanding Success https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-vmc-donations-success Fri, 25 Feb 2022 19:59:07 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-vmc-donations-success More than 20 large laundry bins were filled! On behalf of all our patients, we thank everyone who participated and helped make this event such an outstanding success.

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Community Voices: Black History Month https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/community-voices-black-history-month Tue, 01 Feb 2022 20:02:45 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/community-voices-black-history-month One Layer at a Time: Printing Custom Instruments to Build Veterinary Orthopedics https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/one-layer-at-a-time-printing-custom-instruments-to-build-veterinary-orthopedics Fri, 28 Jan 2022 19:24:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/one-layer-at-a-time-printing-custom-instruments-to-build-veterinary-orthopedics Get to know Dr. Danielle Marturello, assistant professor and clinician in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery.

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A Unique Presentation of Equine Dystocia at MSU https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/equine-dystocia-msu Wed, 12 Jan 2022 01:55:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/equine-dystocia-msu Cookie, a 12-year-old Saddlebred mare, was presented to Michigan State University Veterinary Medical Center’s Large Animal Emergency Service for colic and possible abortion.

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Kitten vs. Hanger: MSU Veterinary Surgeons to the Rescue https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/kitten-msu-veterinary-surgeons-rescue Wed, 12 Jan 2022 01:31:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/kitten-msu-veterinary-surgeons-rescue Coraline is a 6-month-old intact female domestic short hair feline who presented to Michigan State University Emergency and Critical Care Medicine Service (ECCM) following an incident where a clothes hanger was stuck in her mouth.

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New at the Zoo: Dr. Jack Kottwitz on Pharmacology, Teaching, and Bears https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/new-at-the-zoo-dr-jack-kottwitz-on-pharmacology-teaching-and-bears Mon, 10 Jan 2022 16:03:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/new-at-the-zoo-dr-jack-kottwitz-on-pharmacology-teaching-and-bears Al, the 85-Year-Old Tortoise, Goes to MSU https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/al-tortoise-msu Fri, 07 Jan 2022 21:41:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/al-tortoise-msu “Al”, the 85-year-old Aldabra giant tortoise who lives at Binder Park Zoo, recently took a road trip from Battle Creek to East Lansing for a CT exam.

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Photo Blog: Living Life on the Wild Side https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/photo-blog-msu-wild-side Wed, 17 Nov 2021 20:12:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/photo-blog-msu-wild-side Kyle Kansman, DVM Class of 2022, has a passion for wildlife rehabilitation, and recently completed an externship at the Vancouver Aquarium and the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. Take a look at his experience.

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Puschner: My First-generation Student Experience https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/puschner-my-first-generation-student-experience Fri, 12 Nov 2021 18:12:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/puschner-my-first-generation-student-experience Dean Birgit Puschner shares about her first-generation student experience.

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Community Voices: Native American Heritage Month https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/community-voices-native-american-heritage-month Fri, 12 Nov 2021 15:03:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/community-voices-native-american-heritage-month Community Voices: ‘Truly a Pleasure’ https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/community-voices-truly-a-pleasure Thu, 11 Nov 2021 14:11:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/community-voices-truly-a-pleasure Community Voices: First-Generation Students https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/community-voices-first-generation-students Tue, 09 Nov 2021 22:23:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/community-voices-first-generation-students In the Right Place: Future Exotic Animal Veterinarian Looks Back and Ahead https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/in-the-right-place-future-exotic Tue, 02 Nov 2021 21:52:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/in-the-right-place-future-exotic Kaitlyn Nikirk, DVM Class of 2024, writes about her experiences serving as a moderator at an exotic animal medicine convention.

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Rehabilitation Patient Celebrates 100th Visit and Beyond https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-rehabilitation-patient-100th-visit Fri, 22 Oct 2021 18:52:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-rehabilitation-patient-100th-visit Born November 15, 2008, Lucy has been a patient of the Michigan State University Veterinary Medical Center since March 19, 2018, and she's had more than 100 visits with the MSU Rehabilitation Service. To say she's loved by our Spartans is a major understatement.

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Thank You, Veterinary Nurses https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/thank-you-msu-veterinary-nurses Fri, 22 Oct 2021 14:35:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/thank-you-msu-veterinary-nurses The week of October 17–23, 2021 has been set aside as National Veterinary Technician Week (NVTW) to celebrate, recognize, and promote the valuable contributions Licensed Veterinary Technicians, also known as Veterinary Nurses at MSU, make to the veterinary profession and society.

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Community Voices: Hispanic Heritage Month https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/community-voices-hispanic-heritage-month Tue, 05 Oct 2021 16:39:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/community-voices-hispanic-heritage-month Reunion Champs: DVM Class of 1966 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/reunion-champs-dvm-class-of-1966 Thu, 30 Sep 2021 20:52:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/reunion-champs-dvm-class-of-1966 The Michigan State University DVM Class of 1966 has gathered for a class reunion every 5 years since they’ve graduated. They recently met together for their 11th reunion, and look forward to celebrating again in 5 years for their 60-year reunion.

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Alumni Feature: Dr. Jane Wall Lacher https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/alumni-feature-dr-jane-wall-lacher Tue, 31 Aug 2021 13:58:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/alumni-feature-dr-jane-wall-lacher Dr. Jane Wall Lacher earned three degrees from Michigan State University: a bachelor of science degree in medical technology in 1975, a bachelor of science degree in poultry science in 1976, and a doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 1979.

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A New Year in Photos: Orientation and Ice Cream https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/a-new-year-in-photos-orientation-and-ice-cream Mon, 30 Aug 2021 18:42:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/a-new-year-in-photos-orientation-and-ice-cream We take a look at snapshots of our first week back in business for the new school year.

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Of Mice-icles, Moo-Moo Munchies, Canine Athletes, and More: 2021 Summer Research Stories https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/2021-summer-research Fri, 27 Aug 2021 18:09:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/2021-summer-research MSU Alumnus and Friend Donates Stethoscopes to Incoming DVM Students Again https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-alumnus-donates-stethoscopes-dvm-students-1 Fri, 27 Aug 2021 17:00:24 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-alumnus-donates-stethoscopes-dvm-students-1 The Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine recently welcomed the first-year doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) Class of 2025 to campus for orientation, where they received a gift that will help them succeed through their next four years of classes and clinics.

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Potter Park Zoo and Binder Park Zoo Provide Hands-on Experience For MSU Summer Research Student https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/potter-park-zoo-and-binder-park-zoo-provide-hands-on-experience-for-msu-summer-research-student Fri, 20 Aug 2021 21:54:02 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/potter-park-zoo-and-binder-park-zoo-provide-hands-on-experience-for-msu-summer-research-student The Case of the Missing Testicle—MSU Equine Surgeons are on the Hunt! https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-equine-surgeons-on-the-hunt Wed, 11 Aug 2021 20:12:48 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-equine-surgeons-on-the-hunt Strong Impulse (Jack), a seven-month-old homebred Quarter Horse colt, was presented to the MSU Equine Surgery Service in September 2020 for laparoscopic (minimally invasive) cryptorchidectomy (removal of a non-descended testicle).

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A Day in the Life of a Licensed Veterinary Technician https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-licensed-veterinary-technician Tue, 10 Aug 2021 20:14:57 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-licensed-veterinary-technician Jolynne Judge, MA, BA, LVT, speaks with the NAVTA Journal about her career and being a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

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Alumni Feature: Dr. Kevin Stachowiak https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/alumni-feature-dr-kevin-stachowiak Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:26:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/alumni-feature-dr-kevin-stachowiak Dr. Kevin J. Stachowiak earned his doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the College in 2000, and is the owner of Caseville Small Animal Clinic in Caseville, Michigan. Dr. Stachowiak currently sits on the Michigan Board of Veterinary Medicine.

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The Horse: Do Bisphosphonates Damage Horses’ Joint Cartilage? https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/the-horse-do-bisphosphonates-damage-horses-joint-cartilage Tue, 20 Jul 2021 14:10:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/the-horse-do-bisphosphonates-damage-horses-joint-cartilage Researchers studied the effects of clodronate disodium on normal and inflamed equine cartilage in laboratory samples.

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Clinic Pet Memorial Program https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/clinic-pet-memorial-program Wed, 30 Jun 2021 13:24:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/clinic-pet-memorial-program These gifts provide vital resources to support the work being done to help both pets and people live longer, healthier lives.

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Alumni Feature: Dr. Tracie Uchima https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/alumni-feature-dr-tracie-uchima Wed, 30 Jun 2021 13:02:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/alumni-feature-dr-tracie-uchima Dr. Tracie Uchima earned her doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the College in 2009, and is currently practicing in the Los Angeles, CA area. Dr. Uchima is a mentor for the College's CVM Connect House Mentorship Program, which offers insight and advice to current veterinary students.

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Photo Blog: Vet Student Chronicles Caring For Wildlife https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/photo-blog-vet-student-chronicles-caring-for-wildlife Wed, 23 Jun 2021 20:17:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/photo-blog-vet-student-chronicles-caring-for-wildlife Wildlife rehabilitation has taken Kyle Kansman (DVM Class of 2022) all over the U.S. He shares photos from along his journey, along with his thoughts on his own experiences.

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Staff Q&A: Research Administrator Colette Zulu https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/staff-q-a-research-administrator-colette-zulu Fri, 18 Jun 2021 13:15:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/staff-q-a-research-administrator-colette-zulu Colette Zulu is the winner of the 2021 Krehbiel Distinguished Staff Award. Zulu was lauded by her team for her innovation, valuable service, and dedication to the community. Read on to learn more about her, what she does for the College, and why.

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Fighting on All Fronts: MSU Alumnus Helps Develop COVID Vaccine, Connects Communities with Vaccine Information https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/fighting-on-all-fronts-msu-alumnus-helps-develop-covid-vaccine-connects-communities-with-vaccine-information Tue, 08 Jun 2021 19:38:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/fighting-on-all-fronts-msu-alumnus-helps-develop-covid-vaccine-connects-communities-with-vaccine-information Alumnus Dr. Ian Moore has worked on many projects with critical implications for human health. But, he says, his most recent experience helping to develop the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine was unique.

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Alumni Feature: Dr. Nathaniel Lam https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/alumni-feature-dr-nathaniel-lam Wed, 26 May 2021 14:49:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/alumni-feature-dr-nathaniel-lam In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the College features alumnus Nathaniel Lam, DVM, DACVS (SA).

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MSU Large Animal Veterinarians Make Rare Diagnosis, Help Pig Breathe Normally Again https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-large-animal-veterinarians-help-pig-breathe Mon, 17 May 2021 19:01:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-large-animal-veterinarians-help-pig-breathe Peter, a 5-year-old Potbelly pig barrow, was presented to the MSU Large Animal Surgery Service in September of 2020 for acute respiratory distress due to a large laryngeal mass.

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Spartans Will Develop a Novel Approach to Treating Chronic Rhinitis in Felines https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/spartans-novel-approach-chronic-rhinitis-felines Thu, 13 May 2021 20:35:09 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/spartans-novel-approach-chronic-rhinitis-felines Dumbledore is a 10-year-old neutered male Oriental Shorthair who was presented to the Michigan State University Radiation Oncology Service in January of 2020 for evaluation of anisocoria.

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Graduation 2021: DVM and Veterinary Nursing Grads Share Memories, Advice https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/graduation-2021-dvm-and-veterinary-nursing-grads-share-memories-advice Wed, 05 May 2021 21:37:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/graduation-2021-dvm-and-veterinary-nursing-grads-share-memories-advice Spartan Researcher Leads Public Health Outreach in Pakistan https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/spartan-researcher-leads-public-health-outreach-in-pakistan Tue, 04 May 2021 20:41:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/spartan-researcher-leads-public-health-outreach-in-pakistan Of the many lessons reinforced during 2020 and 2021, the idea that animal and human health are interconnected has sat at the forefront of many public health discussions.

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Advocates and Ambassadors: BRUSH Program Looks Ahead to Shifting Norms, Expanding Knowledge https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/advocates-and-ambassadors-brush-program-looks-ahead-to-shifting-norms-expanding-knowledge Thu, 22 Apr 2021 21:12:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/advocates-and-ambassadors-brush-program-looks-ahead-to-shifting-norms-expanding-knowledge A Little MSU Magic: Palliative Radiation Therapy for Nanny, the Unicorn Rabbit https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-magic-palliative-radiation-therapy-nanny-unicorn-rabbit Thu, 22 Apr 2021 14:08:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-magic-palliative-radiation-therapy-nanny-unicorn-rabbit Nanny was a 4-year-old mixed-breed rabbit, most known for her “unicorn” appearance who was presented to the MSU Radiation Oncology Service for palliative radiation therapy of a suspect thymoma.

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Celebrating Women's History Month with Dr. Gretchen Flo https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/womens-history-month-gretchen-flo Wed, 31 Mar 2021 16:23:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/womens-history-month-gretchen-flo March is Women's History Month, and our College's history would be incomplete without Dr. Gretchen Flo, one of the first women in veterinary orthopedic surgery.

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Beating Isolation: Student Organizations Take Advantage of an Online World https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/beating-isolation-student-organizations-take-advantage-of-an-online-world Tue, 16 Mar 2021 18:47:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/beating-isolation-student-organizations-take-advantage-of-an-online-world Spartan Veterinarians Assisting in the COVID-19 Vaccination Response https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/spartans-assisting-in-the-covid-19-vaccination-response-1 Fri, 12 Mar 2021 15:21:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/spartans-assisting-in-the-covid-19-vaccination-response-1 More than 100 APHIS employees including 5 Spartan veterinarians have deployed to Las Vegas, where they spend 8-12 hours per day, 5 to 6 days per week, to help administer thousands of vaccines.

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We Need More Cow Vets: New MSU Scholarship Supports Bovine Medicine, Dairy Industry https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/we-need-more-cow-vets-new-msu-scholarship-supports-bovine-medicine-dairy-industry-1 Thu, 11 Mar 2021 20:30:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/we-need-more-cow-vets-new-msu-scholarship-supports-bovine-medicine-dairy-industry-1 Gary and Carolyn Trimner donated $50,000 toward scholarships to support veterinary medicine students who participate in the College's Food Systems Fellowship Program.

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Alumni Feature: Dr. Tracie E. Bunton https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/alumni-feature-dr-tracie-e-bunton Fri, 26 Feb 2021 18:04:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/alumni-feature-dr-tracie-e-bunton In celebration of Black History Month, the College features Dr. Tracie E. Bunton, who was the College’s first Black female veterinary graduate.

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Alumni Feature: Dr. Ann R. Donoghue https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/alumni-feature-dr-ann-r-donoghue Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:47:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/alumni-feature-dr-ann-r-donoghue As the College celebrates Women in Research this month, we recognize the many scientific contributions of our veterinary alumnae like Dr. Ann Donoghue!

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Spartans Investigate Evolution of Foodborne Bacteria to Better Understand Emergence of Antibiotic Resistance https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/spartans-investigate-evolution-of-foodborne-bacteria-to-better-understand-emergence-of-antibiotic-resistance Fri, 19 Feb 2021 20:19:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/spartans-investigate-evolution-of-foodborne-bacteria-to-better-understand-emergence-of-antibiotic-resistance Spartan Orthopedic Surgeons Use Minimally Invasive Procedure to Return Injured Dog to Normal Puppy Life https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/spartan-orthopedic-surgeons-minimally-invasive-procedure-injured-dog-normal-puppy-life Thu, 04 Feb 2021 19:39:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/spartan-orthopedic-surgeons-minimally-invasive-procedure-injured-dog-normal-puppy-life Lilah, an 11-week-old Berniedoodle was presented to the MSU Orthopedic Surgery Service for evaluation of a right tibial fracture diagnosed by her family veterinarian.

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From Broken Limb to Playful Romp: How MSU Surgeons Helped a Puppy be a Puppy https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-surgeons-helped-puppy Tue, 02 Feb 2021 16:28:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-surgeons-helped-puppy For Lilah, the 11-week-old, 12-pound Bernedoodle, play time with her 90-pound pack mate, Stella, was the time of her life. That was until she not-so-gracefully—as puppies often do—wiggled underneath Stella and got herself stepped on mid-play party time.

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Royal the Cane Corso: Blood Donor Extraordinaire https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/royal-the-cane-corso-blood-donor-extraordinaire Thu, 07 Jan 2021 21:18:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/royal-the-cane-corso-blood-donor-extraordinaire We all try to give our pets lives that are fit for a king or queen; some pets give back tenfold. Royal the Cane Corso, a participant in the MSU Veterinary Medical Center's Canine Blood Donor Program, is one of them.

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Lipoma No More: Spartan Veterinarians Perform Standing Colic Surgery on Equine Patient https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/lipoma-no-more-spartan-veterinarians-perform-standing-colic-surgery-on-equine-patient Tue, 05 Jan 2021 16:10:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/lipoma-no-more-spartan-veterinarians-perform-standing-colic-surgery-on-equine-patient Remington, a 16-year-old Quarter Horse gelding, presented to the Michigan State University Large Animal Clinic for further evaluation of severe colic signs that were non-responsive to management on the farm where he lives.

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Eye-Eye Captain: Glaucoma, Uveal Cysts, and Cataract in an American Bulldog https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/eye-eye-captain-glaucoma-uveal-cysts-and-cataract-in-an-american-bulldog Mon, 04 Jan 2021 20:46:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/eye-eye-captain-glaucoma-uveal-cysts-and-cataract-in-an-american-bulldog Captain, a 3-year-old male neutered American Bulldog, first presented to MSU’s Comparative Ophthalmology Service in September 2018 with a 2-week history of a squinting, red, and blue appearing left eye (OS). Intraocular pressures (IOPs) were 72 mmHg in OS and 22 mmHg in the right eye (OD).

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Alumni Feature: Dr. Stephanie Morley https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/alumni-feature-dr-stephanie-morley Thu, 03 Dec 2020 17:48:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/alumni-feature-dr-stephanie-morley Dr. Stephanie Morley is the president and chief medical officer for Zomedica, an animal health company based in Ann Arbor.

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Is Gene Therapy an Option for Glaucoma? https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/is-gene-therapy-an-option-for-glaucoma Tue, 03 Nov 2020 18:53:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/is-gene-therapy-an-option-for-glaucoma Check out Dr. András Komáromy's latest article for The BrightFocus Foundation. Learn what gene therapy is and the potential strategies to use these methods to treat glaucoma.

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Halloween Safety For Pets https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/halloween-safety-for-pets Fri, 30 Oct 2020 18:24:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/halloween-safety-for-pets Halloween is a stressful holiday for many pets — perhaps second only to the Fourth of July. Neighborhoods bustle, humans dress in scary costumes and they come right up to the door, ring the bell and yell “trick or treat!”

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Alumni Stories: Dr. Rachel Cezar-Martinez https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/alumni-feature-dr-rachel-cezar-martinez Thu, 29 Oct 2020 20:15:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/alumni-feature-dr-rachel-cezar-martinez Dr. Rachel Cezar-Martinez received her doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. She is currently the Live Animal Imports Director in Veterinary Services with the United States Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (USDA-APHIS).

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A Day in the Life of a Veterinary Nurse: Director of MSU’s Veterinary Nursing Program https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-veterinary-nurse-director-of-msus-veterinary-nursing-program Thu, 15 Oct 2020 20:18:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-veterinary-nurse-director-of-msus-veterinary-nursing-program Taylor Epp is the director of the Veterinary Nursing Program at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Epp herself is an alumna of the Program and also has earned a master’s degree in educational technology from MSU.

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Mosquitoes: More Than Just an Annoyance https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/mosquitoes-more-than-just-an-annoyance Tue, 06 Oct 2020 17:00:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/mosquitoes-more-than-just-an-annoyance Two arboviruses are in season in Michigan. Read about how these viruses exist in the environment and how the MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is involved.

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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/celebrating-national-hispanic-heritage-month-at-the-msu-college-of-veterinary-medicine Mon, 14 Sep 2020 22:25:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/celebrating-national-hispanic-heritage-month-at-the-msu-college-of-veterinary-medicine In the United States, September 15 kicks off National Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of Hispanic culture and the contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the world and to the United States—and in the case of the MSU College of Veterinary medicine, a celebration of contributions to the veterinary medicine community.

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How Two Small Dogs Inspired One Life-changing Gift https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/how-two-small-dogs-inspired-one-life-changing-gift Mon, 14 Sep 2020 12:44:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/how-two-small-dogs-inspired-one-life-changing-gift In 2006, Gary and Chris Johnson met Oscar and Gracie, two miniature Dachshunds who lived next door to their Dayton, Ohio home. It wasn’t long before Gary and Chris formed a special bond with Oscar and Gracie.

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Antibiotics, Friend or Foe? Resources for Understanding the Importance of Antimicrobial Stewardship https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/antibiotics-resources-antimicrobial-stewardship Wed, 02 Sep 2020 14:09:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/antibiotics-resources-antimicrobial-stewardship Many bacteria that cause disease in animals can also infect humans through regular, casual contact and others can infect humans through the food supply. State veterinary diagnostic laboratories, like the MSU VDL, routinely test samples collected from clinically ill animals.

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A Message to the Veterinary Classes https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/a-message-to-the-veterinary-classes Fri, 21 Aug 2020 18:44:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/a-message-to-the-veterinary-classes Dr. Lee Anne Kroll, alumna of the College's DVM Program and current instructor in the Veterinary Nursing Program, encourages students during uncertain times.

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Veteran, Mom, Student, Spartan: A Future Veterinarian's Journey https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/future-spartan-veterinarians-journey Tue, 18 Aug 2020 16:00:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/future-spartan-veterinarians-journey Dual degree student, Andrea Weinrick, tells her story—taking the scenic route, getting into vet school, being a mom, and finding her passion for animal, human, and public health.

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Client Communication and Coronavirus: The Critical Use of Media in Treating an MSU Equine Patient https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/client-communication-and-coronavirus-the-critical-use-of-media-in-treating-an-msu-equine-patient Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:48:31 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/client-communication-and-coronavirus-the-critical-use-of-media-in-treating-an-msu-equine-patient Phoenix, a three-year-old female Paint Horse, presented to Michigan State University’s Equine Emergency Service for evaluation and repair of an extensive laceration. The laceration occurred earlier that same day. After being evaluated by her primary care veterinarian, Phoenix was referred to MSU.

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Thanks to MSU Veterinarians, the Beat Goes on for Long-Time Four-Legged Spartan https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/thanks-to-msu-veterinarians-the-beat-goes-on-for-long-time-four-legged-spartan Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:36:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/thanks-to-msu-veterinarians-the-beat-goes-on-for-long-time-four-legged-spartan Lola, an 8-year-old pit bull terrier, presented to the Michigan State University Emergency and Critical Care Medicine Service (ECCM) on Friday, April 17, 2020 for tri-cavitary effusion, or fluid within the abdominal, chest, and pericardial cavities.

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MSU Alumnus and Friend Donate Stethoscopes to Incoming DVM Students https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-alumnus-donates-stethoscopes-dvm-students Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:30:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-alumnus-donates-stethoscopes-dvm-students This fall, the College will welcome the DVM Class of 2024 to its community. As these veterinarians in training become acquainted with their classes, College faculty, and campus facilities, they’ll also receive a very special welcome gift.

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2020 Summer Research Stories: Researching Remotely https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/2020-summer-research-stories-researching-remotely Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:34:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/2020-summer-research-stories-researching-remotely After an unprecedented spring semester reached its conclusion at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, some students embarked on summer break ready to reboot, recharge, and prepare for fall semester. Others participated in the College’s summer research programs.

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CVM Connect pairs veterinary students with professional mentors https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/cvm-connect-pairs-veterinary-students-with-professional-mentors Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:40:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/cvm-connect-pairs-veterinary-students-with-professional-mentors The MSU College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has expanded its existing mentorship program with CVM Connect, an online platform that matches students with mentors who work in veterinary medicine. The platform also can facilitate “flash,” or one-time, connections with alumni and host job and internship postings.

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Revised Operations at the MSU Veterinary Medical Center https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-small-animal-emergency-changes Mon, 29 Jun 2020 13:29:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-small-animal-emergency-changes To ensure we retain the ability to deliver patient care that meets the expectations of our clients, the MSU Veterinary Medical Center's Small Animal Emergency Service must modify their service.

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Thank You, MSU College of Veterinary Medicine teams! https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/thank-you-msu-veterinary-healthcare-team Fri, 19 Jun 2020 12:00:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/thank-you-msu-veterinary-healthcare-team Throughout this pandemic, we’ve watched our fellow Spartans sacrifice, persevere, and champion their work, day after day. Our community of colleagues, clients, animal lovers, and Spartan Nation are so grateful for their hard work and so admiring of their strength.

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MSU College of Veterinary Medicine Statement Against Racism and Racial Injustice https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-college-of-veterinary-medicine-statement-against-racism-and-racial-injustice Wed, 17 Jun 2020 21:58:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-college-of-veterinary-medicine-statement-against-racism-and-racial-injustice The Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine stands against systemic racism and acts of violence against people of color.

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Moeser for The Conversation: COVID-19 and Immune System Sex Differences https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/moeser-for-the-conversation-covid-19-and-immune-system-sex-differences Fri, 12 Jun 2020 17:49:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/moeser-for-the-conversation-covid-19-and-immune-system-sex-differences Dr. Adam Moeser writes again for The Conversation: COVID-19’s deadliness for men is revealing why researchers should have been studying immune system sex differences years ago

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From President Stanley, Provost Sullivan: A message to the community on the shocking events in Minnesota https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/from-president-stanley-provost-sullivan-a-message-to-the-community-on-the-shocking-events-in-minnesota Mon, 01 Jun 2020 14:48:17 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/from-president-stanley-provost-sullivan-a-message-to-the-community-on-the-shocking-events-in-minnesota A message regarding recent events in Minnesota and the MSU community

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MSU Large Animal Veterinarians Give the Gift of Life to Pigee’s Piglets https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-large-animal-veterinarians-give-the-gift-of-life-to-pigees-piglets Fri, 08 May 2020 19:03:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-large-animal-veterinarians-give-the-gift-of-life-to-pigees-piglets Pigee, a seven-year-old intact female miniature pig, presented to Michigan State University’s Large Animal Food Animal Medicine’s Service for evaluation of an apparent dystocia.

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Spartan Veterinarians Innovate First-Ever Surgery to Heal Feline Patient https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/spartan-veterinarians-innovate-first-ever-surgery-to-heal-feline-patient Fri, 08 May 2020 18:50:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/spartan-veterinarians-innovate-first-ever-surgery-to-heal-feline-patient Sophie, an eight-year-old spayed female Domestic Short Hair cat presented to the Michigan State University Small Animal Clinic’s Orthopedic Surgery Service for evaluation of medial patellar luxation affecting both hind limbs

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CMIB at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/cmib-at-the-msu-college-of-veterinary-medicine Wed, 29 Apr 2020 13:47:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/cmib-at-the-msu-college-of-veterinary-medicine Learn about the College's CMIB Program for graduate and dual-enrolled students.

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Laboratory Professionals: Highlighting Contributions to One Health https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/laboratory-professionals-highlighting-contributions-to-one-health Wed, 22 Apr 2020 15:19:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/laboratory-professionals-highlighting-contributions-to-one-health This year, Laboratory Professionals Week comes at a time when the world is facing a global health crisis and laboratory professionals continue their essential work even in areas where stay at home orders are in place. At the Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, the critical work of protecting human and animal health has not stopped.

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A Gorilla Doctors Volunteer: MSU Veterinary Pathologist Travels to Rwanda to Support Endangered Mountain Gorillas https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/a-gorilla-doctors-volunteer-msu-veterinary-pathologist-travels-to-rwanda-to-support-endangered-mountain-gorillas Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:41:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/a-gorilla-doctors-volunteer-msu-veterinary-pathologist-travels-to-rwanda-to-support-endangered-mountain-gorillas A Spartan Story with Paul Kratochwill and Deirdre Honner https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/a-spartan-story-with-paul-kratochwill-and-deirdre-honner Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:52:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/a-spartan-story-with-paul-kratochwill-and-deirdre-honner Hearing from Heroes https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/hearing-from-heroes Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:23:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/hearing-from-heroes Dr. Chris Gray, director of the MSU Veterinary Medical Center, reflects on these past few weeks, what it's like to be a veterinarian right now, and what it means to be a Spartan.

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How To Make Social Distancing Feel Less Distant https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/how-to-make-social-distancing-feel-less-distant Mon, 23 Mar 2020 20:49:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/how-to-make-social-distancing-feel-less-distant Like dogs and cats, we humans are ultimately social creatures. While the introverts among us may not balk at two or more weeks of limited in-person contact, the social distancing measures being advised by public health experts can still disrupt everyone’s overall social and mental wellbeing.

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A Day in the Life: Year One of the DVM Curriculum https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/a-day-in-the-life-year-one-of-the-reinvented-dvm-curriculum Mon, 23 Mar 2020 11:51:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/a-day-in-the-life-year-one-of-the-reinvented-dvm-curriculum Veterinary Student Becomes Student Veterinarian at MSU Small Animal Clinic https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/veterinary-student-becomes-student-veterinarian-at-msu-small-animal-clinic Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:00:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/veterinary-student-becomes-student-veterinarian-at-msu-small-animal-clinic Second-year DVM Student Illissa Chasnick spent her time off from formal classes in East Lansing to learn about emergency medicine and practice her hands-on clinical skills over winter break.

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MSU Large Animal Veterinarians Collaborate, Saves Young Steer’s Life https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-large-animal-veterinarians-collaborate-saves-young-steers-life Mon, 10 Feb 2020 17:56:00 +0000 https://cvm.msu.edu/vetschool-tails/msu-large-animal-veterinarians-collaborate-saves-young-steers-life Leo is a two-year-old Holstein/Jersey steer that presented to Michigan State University’s Large Animal Emergency Service for obstructive urolithiasis, uroabdomen, and rumen dysbiosis/vagal indigestion.

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