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Dr. Maria Perez-Hernandez earns award

Dr. Maria Perez-Hernandez, a Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine veterinary resident, has received a national award for neurological research. The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine recently honored Perez-Hernandez with the ACVIM Knecht Resident Award. The Knecht award, named in memory of veterinary neurologist Dr. Charles Knecht, is given in recognition of outstanding research that advances veterinary neurology. ...

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State improves heartworm diagnosis ranking, but still third-highest in U.S.

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — There’s good and bad news for Mississippi’s pets. The good news is the Magnolia State has slightly improved its position in the battle against one of the deadliest diseases threatening dogs and cats. The bad news, according to the American Heartworm Society (AHS), which conducts a nationwide incidence survey every three years, Mississippi only dropped from second ...

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Training to be offered on working large animal rescues

What should people be aware of when coming to the aid of large animals involved in accidents and disasters? To answer that question, Mississippi State University is hosting a two-day training program in late March to make emergency responders aware of issues involved in large animal rescues. The Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Awareness Course will be held March 29-30 ...

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MSU promotes Herndon

Cary W. “Bill” Herndon, a long-time leader in Mississippi State University’s Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine, has been named the new associate vice president in the division after a national search. Since November 2008, Herndon has served as the head of the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center at Verona, which supports agriculture and forestry research and outreach ...

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Veterinary neurology efforts expanded at MSU

STARKVILLE — Pet owners in Mississippi and surrounding states can turn to Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine when their animals develop neurological problems. Dr. Andy Shores joined MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine as a clinical professor of neurosurgery and neurology and is leading the efforts to establish a partnership with a human imaging facility. The board-certified neurologist has ...

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Bucking trend, veterinary school enrollment increases

STARKVILLE — The number of non-Mississippians applying to Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has more than doubled in three years as the total number of applications continues to grow, defying a national trend. Dr. Rich Meiring, a professor in the Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine and director of admissions for the college, said, “Nationally, the number ...

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