The College of Veterinary Medicine’s unique curricular structure provides nearly two years of hands-on clinical training. Years one and two of the four-year program focus on instruction in high-tech, computer-based classrooms and labs. Years three and four provide clinical instruction in such areas as cardiology, community medicine, dentistry, emergency and critical care, equine medicine and surgery, food animal medicine and surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedic and soft-tissue surgery, and reproduction. The curriculum is integrated with veterinary services that include statewide animal disease diagnostic services, and extension and continuing education programs for animal owners and veterinarians.
MU researcher Salman Hyder has spent a career battling breast cancer and mentoring the next generation of researchers. Salman Hyder has spent nearly two decades at the University of Missouri researching ways to stop the spread of breast cancer. Among his greatest discoveries was that combined hormone replacement therapy (estrogen + progestin) — once thought to be a panacea for women struggling with loss of estrogen during menopause — increases the risk of breast cancer in some women. The discovery was later affirmed by a Women’s Health Initiative study, which led to dramatic changes in how doctors treat menopausal women….
The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine’s Healer’s Art course was moved online for the first time. This is a course that focuses on addressing the growing loss of meaning and commitment that veterinarians may experience while under the stress of today’s world. Through this course, by the way of open dialogue, students recognize and find the true value of their work, while also learning how to preserve the human dimension. With open dialogue, it has always been important to have personal, face-to-face connection, but due to COVID-19, the course was moved to remote meetings. Assistant Teaching Professor of…