BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota State University is creating a new veterinary program with the University of Minnesota to address a shortage of rural care in the region.
South Dakota State aiming to retain veterinary students
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — A new partnership with the University of Minnesota aims to lower tuition costs for South Dakota State University's veterinary medicine students and allow them to stay closer to home the first two years of graduate work.
Tennessee state veterinarian tapped for top agriculture post
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov.-elect Bill Lee has picked the state veterinarian to become his new commissioner of agriculture.
Lee's transition team announced Monday evening that Dr. Charlie Hatcher of College Grove will take the post in the incoming governor's Cabinet.
Hatcher has been the state veterinarian for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture since 2009. He is the general managing partner of Hatcher Family Dairy, established in 1831.
Kansas State Vet Medicine College receives large donation
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State's College of Veterinary Medicine has received a $2.2 million donation from Hill's Pet Nutrition.
The $2.2 million gift is the largest corporate donation in history for the college.
MU researchers study cat genomes to treat human allergies
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Cat genome sequences don't just tell us about cats anymore. The work of University of Missouri researchers is unlocking cat genomes so they can help us better understand human diseases.
Michigan native set to become state’s new state veterinarian
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan native who currently lives in Missouri is set to become Michigan's new state veterinarian.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says Nora Wineland will replace James Averill, who's the agency's deputy director.
Wineland currently lives in Missouri, but she'll relocate to Michigan and assume her state veterinarian duties on Nov. 5.
NC woman charged after taking in animals during hurricane
GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A woman who took in more than two dozen dogs and cats during Hurricane Florence has been charged with practicing veterinary medicine without a license.
Tammie Hedges, founder of Crazy's Claws N Paws animal rescue, was arrested Friday after 27 dogs and cats were confiscated from a temporary shelter.
Ewe now have sheep in new program at Tuscaloosa school
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A Tuscaloosa school is welcoming several animals onto its campus this year as it launches a program for students interested in veterinary medicine.
About 25 students are enrolled in the new pre-veterinary science program at the Tuscaloosa Career & Technology Academy, The Tuscaloosa News reported .
My friends and I talk wistfully about how the world has changed since we were kids. We remember heading out in the mornings on bikes to explore, refueling with lunch and then pedaling out again. We played evening games of Hide and Seek or Capture the Flag for hours before going to bed.
Every kid in the neighborhood would charge out of their home at the tinkling song of the Good Humor truck. Ice cream – what a treat!
Q: My daughter is in high school and has always been interested in becoming a veterinarian. Any advice on how she should pursue this dream?
A: Veterinary medicine is a diverse and challenging career that offers so many wonderful opportunities once you graduate from veterinary school. The hardest part of veterinary school is getting accepted to a school as it is highly competitive with a limited number of programs.
Triangle kids watch surgery, get hands on animal experience at NC State Vet School open house
The College of Veterinary Medicine at NC State hosted the annual open house Saturday for children and families of the Triangle community.
Visitors toured the veterinary hospital, laboratories and grounds before checking out the chicks, cows, horses, turkeys, goats and pigs at the Teaching Animal Unit.
The all-day event allowed children to observe actual surgeries, milk cows, check out animal skeletons and models and participate in animal training demonstrations.
Spring in Texas means snakes ending hibernation
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University experts say spring-like temperatures in areas of Texas mean snakes are coming out of winter hibernation, increasing the likelihood of people and pets getting bit.
A veterinarian with the school's Small Animal Clinical Services, Christine Rutter, says she's already seen cases this year of snakebites on dogs.
DAVID N. SCARR was born in Newark, New Jersey, the first of four children. After two years in Newark, the family moved to a small farm 10 miles away. He attended rural schools until age 14 when the family moved to Hillside, N.J., and he went to high school there. After high school graduation, he attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., where he earned a BS degree in Agriculture with a major in Dairy Technology and Chemistry. He was also Co-Captain of Rutgers Wrestling Team. One month...
DAVID N. SCARR was born in Newark, New Jersey, the first of four children. After two years in Newark, the family moved to a small farm ten miles away. He attended rural schools until age 14 when the family moved to Hillside, N.J., and he went to high school there. After high school graduation, he attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., where he earned a BS degree in Agriculture with a major in Dairy Technology and Chemistry. He was also Co-Captain of Rutgers Wrestling Team. One month...
Lionel F. Rubin, 84, pioneer in veterinary ophthalmology and University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine professor
Lionel Freedman Rubin, 84, a former professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine who was a pioneer in the field of veterinary ophthalmology, died Sunday, Feb. 11, at Lankenau Medical Center after a brief illness. Courtesy of the family Lionel Freedman Rubin
Oregon State alumnus gives $50M to veterinary college
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State University officials say they plan to bolster the veterinary college after an alumnus has given one of the largest donations in the history of the university.
The Register-Guard reports the university on Wednesday renamed the college to the Gary R. Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine after the alumnus donated $50 million.
CORVALLIS — The largest donation to Oregon State University in its history — $50 million — will bolster OSU’s veterinary college.
Oregon State officials on Wednesday renamed the vet school the Gary R. Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine, in honor of the dog-loving donor. The money will enable Oregon State to more than double the size of the OSU Small Animal Hospital and create an endowment to attract and keep veterinary instructors, according to the university.
- The News-TimesWhere I Stand Too many pets hurting, owners can’t afford careFebruary 3, 2019
- Cleveland.comSub-zero temperatures can be life-threatening for pets: Tips from local veterinariansJanuary 29, 2019
- Daily Times-CallLongmont Veterinarian Has Spent 40 Years Making Paws-itive ImpactOctober 26, 2018
- The Spokesman-ReviewWSU breaks ground on $61.9 million building addition for animal disease labSeptember 16, 2018
With the new year in full swing, chances are that many of us have already give up on our resolutions to lose weight. But there’s still time to make sure at least one member of your family remains fit in 2018 — your pet.
State approves $37M for new Purdue veterinary hospital
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — State officials have approved more than $37 million for a new veterinary teaching hospital at Purdue University.
The funding approved by the State Budget Committee will also pay for improvements to Purdue's Lynn Hall of Veterinary Medicine.
Construction of the new hospital is expected to start in September 2018 and be completed by May 2020.
A tail of two cities:Midwestern University teams with local animal advocates for mobile outreach
BULLHEAD CITY — In this season of light, Midwestern University veterinarians and technicians partnered with local animal organizations to bring the gift of no-cost care to local pets and their owners.
Over the weekend, We Care for Animals and Saving Animals In Need Together combined their efforts to assist MU College of Veterinary Medicine veterinarians and students in sterilizing, vaccinating, and micro-chipping 41 pets at no cost.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — After criticism from agricultural and veterinarian groups, the College of Veterinary Medicine has decided not to eliminate a reproduction studies program.
The college said it planned to close the program by 2019, to save $2.4 million. Every college, division and school at the University of Missouri is required to reduce 12 percent from their budgets.
The program educates about reproduction for large and small animals, mainly livestock and dogs.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn's well-known "War Eagle VII" will not fly during pregame events during the school's football season.
Nova will not fly after Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine faculty diagnosed the 18-year-old golden eagle with cardiomyopathy, a chronic disease of the heart, The Opelika-Auburn News reported.
Southeastern Raptor Center Director Dr. Jamie Bellah said a bald eagle named Spirit will assume pregame flight duties.
An outbreak of a highly contagious strain of canine influenza has local dog owners, veterinarians and operators of animal shelters and pet boarding facilities on high alert.
The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, which is tracking the spread of the H3N2 virus, reported last week that South Carolina was among the states where cases had been confirmed.
The others were Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas and Illinois.
Fort Bend County students interested in veterinary science invited to program
The Fort Bend County 4-H and Youth Development program is sponsoring a program that will help youth begin a career in veterinary medicine.
An interest meeting about the project will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, at the Fort Bend County Extension Office. The meeting is open to parents with youth between the ages of 12 and 16 and in the seventh grade or higher.
PAYSON, Utah (AP) — 'He's good," shouts Dr. Mike Walburger.
The bull he had just vaccinated and tagged is released from the squeeze chute and charges out into the corral, a farm dog chasing it towards the other bulls. Walburger readies himself for the next bull as it's coaxed into the squeeze chute. He along with his assistant and two of the owners of the farm in Levan are there to help Walburger process approximately 30 bulls during the house call.
Tennessee group sues over state horse massage regulation
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee free-market group is suing the state over regulation of horse massage therapy.
The Beacon Center Legal Foundation on Thursday sued the Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners in Davidson County Chancery Court.
The lawsuit claims the board told Martha Stowe and Laurie Wheeler of Franklin they couldn't continue practicing horse massage therapy without a veterinary license.
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$12.6M bequest is largest-ever gift for veterinary school
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A $12.6 million bequest from an alumnus is the biggest single gift ever for Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.
The late Albert C. Dehn earned his veterinary degree in 1950 and practiced in his hometown of Abbotsford, Wisconsin. He primarily treated cows on local dairy farms.
Dehn was a lifelong supporter of education. He led the establishment of a charitable foundation that supported projects to improve life for his community's citizens.
Woman leaves $900K to UGA College of Veterinary Medicine
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A lifelong animal lover has left a gift of nearly $900,000 to benefit the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine.
The university says in a release that Betty Lorraine Butler, a Savannah resident who retired from the Union Camp Corporation in 1990, died at her home in September 2015. Friends say she owned dogs throughout her life and cared for stray animals near her home.
Local veterinarian and Cherokee County Coroner Dr. Jeremy Deaton has been named a Collaborating Instructor at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
A Cherokee County native and 2013 alumni of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Deaton has returned to the school to teach an elective class entitled Engaging Under-Served Communities in Veterinary Service.
Animals have always been a part of Jennifer Steketee’s life. Growing up on a small farm in Oregon, Steketee found it only natural to be around dogs, cats, horses, rabbits and other creatures.
“I was around animals all the time,” she said. “Just about everything you can imagine, and it’s what I considered family.”
Veterinary program honors donor with hospital name change
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The University of Georgia is honoring a donor who gave more than $13 million to the school's College of Veterinary Medicine.
School officials say they have changed the name of a college facility to the Cora Nunnally Miller Small Animal Teaching Hospital. Miller gave more than $33 million to various programs at the university during her life. She died in July of 2015.
$12M Gulf Shores complex being built for new Auburn campus
GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University and the city of Gulf Shores are partnering on a new $12 million college facility and center for the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft said during a news conference Monday that the city will build the 24,000-square-foot building and lease it to Auburn.
The satellite campus will sit on 26 acres within a 200-acre parcel located along the Foley Beach Express, northeast of the city's main business district.
For former veterinarian, fitness a lifelong interest
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Rick Millen thinks of life in three acts. Act 1 is youth, which is a lot of fun and the time when you go to school and get educated.
"It's great, but everyone has to grow up," said Millen, who got his undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland and studied at the University of Georgia to become a doctor of veterinary medicine.
Vet: LSU’s tiger mascot has 1-2 months to live with cancer
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University's tiger mascot has an estimated one to two months to live, now that a rare form of cancer has spread across its body, a school veterinarian said Wednesday.
Dr. David Baker, of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, said a tumor found earlier this year in the tiger's skull has grown despite radiation treatment. A CT scan and physical exam of Mike VI on Monday showed its cancer has spread to the base of its neck, its lungs and right leg.
Texas Tech forms steering committee for vet school
LUBBOCK -- When first announcing plans to develop a College of Veterinary Medicine, the Texas Tech University System vowed to work with partners and colleagues outside of the institution. Building an innovative and transformative model for veterinary medicine from the ground up involves a collaborative approach, and a project this size cannot happen without the support of veterinarians and community and industry leaders.