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Dr. Alicia Olivier, an assistant professor in the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, prepares to view a histology slide from a necropsy under a microscope. MSU offers this service to help determine causes of death for animals. (Photo by MSU-CVM/Tom Thompson)
September 1, 2016 - Filed Under: Animal Health

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Thor was an aging but happy English mastiff living in Louisville with Vanessa Beeson, her husband Ray and son Avett, 4. When this once 200-pound dog’s health declined, he dropped to 135 pounds.

“Around May 2014, we noticed that Thor started to be a little less competent on his back legs,” Beeson said. “He started a slow decline with hip dysplasia, a torn ACL and other problems, and he began to lose his mobility and function.”

Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine graduates Brittany Storey and David Eldridge are both pursuing careers as veterinary medical technicians in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by MSU Extension/Kevin Hudson)
June 6, 2016 - Filed Under: Animal Health

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- When Brittany Storey of Terry, Mississippi, was searching for a major, she felt a little like Goldilocks -- she couldn’t find the career path that felt “just right.”

Although she loved animals and wanted a career in biology, she did not see herself as a veterinarian. She spoke with different department heads, but she could not picture herself in a career in agriculture or human medicine, either.

Participation in 4-H led sisters Jessica and Rachel Wilson to an interest in pursuing veterinary degrees at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Kevin Hudson)
May 25, 2016 - Filed Under: 4-H, Women for Agriculture, Animal Health

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- As children, Jessica and Rachel Wilson of Rankin County began working with animals, and now the sisters plan to devote their careers to this vocation after earning veterinary medicine degrees from Mississippi State University.

May 12, 2016 - Filed Under: Animal Health

STARKVILLE, Miss. – The American College of Theriogenologists has presented its highest honor to a professor in the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Drs. Peres Ramos Badial, left, and Camillo Bulla, researches in the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, study how platelets alter cancer cells and help them metastasize. (Photo by MSU College of Veterinary Medicine/Tom Thompson)
March 8, 2016 - Filed Under: Animal Health

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Aspirin can knock out minor aches and pains, but what if it also could play a role in cancer prevention?

That is the question a group of veterinarians at Mississippi State University are trying to answer. Drs. Kari Lunsford and Camilo Bulla are two members of the team who have spent about five years trying to understand the link between blood platelets and the spread of certain types of cancer. Their research focuses on canine cancer patients at the MSU Animal Health Center.

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