MU Outreach and Extension serves the people and institutions of the state. Veterinary medical extension faculty and staff interact with college faculty and the university community to plan and deliver educational programs.
Veterinary Medical Extension provides opportunities for continuing education for practicing veterinarians and the general public. The objective is to increase the professional competence of veterinarians and improve the quality of veterinary medicine.
Continuing professional education activities include articles in newsletters, guide sheets, conferences, seminars, and short courses. A mid-career program is conducted to give in-depth individualized training in special areas to practicing veterinarians or those veterinarians changing their focus.
Veterinary Medical Extension works in conjunction with their Extension colleagues throughout the state to acquaint owners of food producing and companion animals to current medical services and principles of preventive medicine. Information regarding disease problems is presented to animal owners and allied interest groups in several ways, including phone consultation, field investigative visits, seminars, and newsletters. Group meetings on general subjects are requested by, or scheduled through, area and state extension specialists. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and to relate their experiences and problems. Local practicing veterinarians also are invited to attend and participate in these programs. Veterinary Medical Extension strives to provide the practicing veterinarian and general public with the latest information available.