Dairy National Center of Excellence grants to vet schools

The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, in collaboration with veterinary schools at the University of Illinois, University of Georgia and Kansas State University, has received a grant for $700,000 to develop and implement a National Center of Excellence in Dairy Production Medicine Education for Veterinarians. FULL STORY »

Salaries, offers down for 2011 vet grads

In its annual survey of graduating veterinary students, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has found that recent graduates from veterinary schools are getting fewer job offers and earning less in their first year of practice. FULL STORY »

Students: Apply for Pfizer scholarship now

Pfizer Animal Health invites veterinary students to apply for its 2012 scholarship program. FULL STORY »

Lairmore named UC-Davis Vet School Dean

Michael D. Lairmore, a veterinarian, cancer researcher and top administrator at The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named the new dean of UC Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine. FULL STORY »

New vet school for Tennessee?

Lincoln Memorial University has notified the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools of its intent to initiate a College of Veterinary and Comparative Medicine. FULL STORY »

International Academy of Farm Animal Surgeons

An international organization of farm animal surgeons is using the Web to communicate, disseminate information and solve and answer questions from others via web-based discussion groups, photos and video. FULL STORY »

Teaming up with Chinese Dairies

As the nation of China began paying close attention to the development of veterinary health standards and food safety protocols during the past decade, UC-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine faculty have welcomed many Chinese visitors eager to observe and learn about modern dairy production, veterinary education, diagnostics and food safety systems. FULL STORY »

Good discusses Food For Thought Play video

Cheslea Good talks with Bovine Veterinarian about Food For Thought, a group of Kansas State University students looking to bridge the gap between agriculture and consumers. FULL STORY »

Bilingual cattle management training certification offered

An online non-ambulatory cattle management training program that allows tracking of the people who have completed the training is now available in English and Spanish for animal caregivers on beef and dairy cattle operations. FULL STORY »

Food-animal and small-animal vets have a lot in common

On Tuesday night, I attended the quarterly Corridor Conversations of the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, where we welcomed back a former Kansas Citian who was influential in the animal health industry: John Payne, President and CEO of the Banfield Pet Hospital group of small animal veterinary hospitals, who talked about today's veterinary education. FULL STORY »

Missouri, Texas A&M receive $14 million research grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded two major grants totaling more than $14 million to researchers at the University of Missouri and Texas A&M University for conducting research on Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) and feed efficiency. FULL STORY »

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