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  • 05/17/2011 Home Page Attention Horse Owners and Referring Veterinarians: Information on Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy

    At this time, the Large Animal Hospital at the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center has not seen or heard of any cases of equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) in this area. Recently, there have been reports of EHM affecting an unconfirmed number of horses in the United States and Canada. This outbreak appears related to initial cases at a cutting horse show in Ogden, Utah, which was held from April 29 - May 8. Horses at that event may have been exposed to this virus and subsequently spread the infection to other horses.

  • 05/16/2011 Home Page Attention Veterinarians: Important News about the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program

    The USDA will be offering live webinars to veterinarians interested in applying to the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program for fiscal year 2011. The webinar will be recorded and accessible from the VMLRP website for those unable to participate in the live sessions.

    Live broadcasts will be held on:

    Tuesday, May 17, at 10 a.m. (Eastern Time)
    Tuesday, May 17, at 4 p.m. (Eastern Time)
    Monday, May 23, at 10 a.m. (Eastern Time)
    Monday, May 23, at 4 p.m. (Eastern Time)

  • 05/11/2011 Home Page Media Alert - Veterinary Biologics Training Program

    Media Alert 

    The 16th Annual Veterinary Biologics Training Program hosts 160-plus national and international animal health professionals, who come together in Ames to learn how to ensure the safety and efficacy of veterinary vaccines.

  • 05/06/2011 Home Page ISU Professor and Extension Veterinarian Recognized Nationally for Leadership in Animal Welfare

    AMES, Iowa -- Dr. Jan Shearer has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Animal Welfare Award. Shearer is a Professor and Extension Veterinarian in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Established in 1989, the award recognizes an AVMA member who has advanced animal well-being, shown exemplary dedication to animal care, and contributed to the community and society.

  • 04/26/2011 Home Page CVM Puts the “V” in VEISHEA . . . in style!

    VEISHEA 2011 may not go down in the record books as one of the best weather days of the year, but it will be remembered for the great open house at the College of Veterinary Medicine. As the CVM VEISHEA co-chairs, Emily Frandson and Gretta Albrecht, wrote, the college “puts the ‘V’ in VEISHEA . . . who would attend something called “EISHEA?”

  • 04/15/2011 Home Page Future veterinarians learn how to combine Individual Pig Care and communication skills to gain optimum results

    Twenty-four veterinary students from Iowa State University participated in a unique learning experience combining the identification of sick pigs and communication skills. The first Individual Pig Care training/certification program for veterinary students was held on March 26, 2011 at Iowa State University and was sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health.

  • 04/04/2011 Home Page Baker Named Trask Professor in Entrepreneurial Studies at ISU College of Veterinary Medicine


    Dr. Rodney "Butch" Baker, College of Veterinary Medicine, (515) 294-9358
    Ms. Tracy Ann Raef, College of Veterinary Medicine, (515) 294-4602

  • 03/13/2011 Home Page ISU Veterinary College Receives Full Accreditation


    Dr. Lisa K. Nolan, College of Veterinary Medicine, (515) 294-9860
    Ms. Tracy Ann Raef, College of Veterinary Medicine, (515) 294-4602

    AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine was once again awarded full accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the national accrediting body for veterinary colleges.

  • 03/11/2011 Home Page ISU Professor and Dean Emeritus Receives Melcher Leadership Award

    The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges selected Dr. John U. Thomson as the recipient of the 2011 AAVMC Senator John Melcher, DVM, Leadership in Public Policy Award. Dr. Thomson received the award March 11, during the AAVMC’s annual conference in Washington, DC. The award was established in 2007 to honor former Senator John Melcher, DVM, ISU ’50, who was the first veterinarian to be elected to the US Senate and also the first person to receive the award.

  • 03/10/2011 Home Page Two Minutes with Dr. Locke Karriker