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MU VMDL Receives National Animal Health Laboratory Network Level 1 Status

Published 5/09/2023
The Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine has again received Level 1 status as awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture National Animal Health Laboratory Network.

Occludin Protein Plays Key Role in Spread of Coronavirus Throughout Body’s Cells

Published 5/01/2023
While the coronavirus continues to infect people around the world, researchers at the University of Missouri have identified a specific protein inside the human body that plays a critical role in how the virus spreads from cell to cell after infection — a discovery that will help better understand the COVID-19 disease and could lead to the development of new antiviral drugs in the future.

CVM Alum and Auctioneer Allen Honored for Impact

Published 4/19/2023
CVM Alum and Auctioneer Allen Honored for Impact

Connaway Society Annual Social Event Precedes CVM Benefit

Published 4/17/2023
Connaway Society Annual Social Event Precedes CVM Benefit

MU Partners with Stephens College to Create Women in STEM Research Program

Published 4/11/2023
Starting in fall 2024, the University of Missouri will partner with neighboring Stephens College to create Women in STEM Research at Stephens College (WiSRsc), a biomedical research program for Stephens undergraduates, especially those interested in equine veterinary health careers.

Felines and Some Flowers Not a Purr-fect Mix

Published 4/14/2023
Potted Easter lilies are perennials that can be planted into the garden after the Easter season ends. The plant’s white trumpet-like flowers might not sound the warning that all parts of it are highly toxic to cats.

Picking Awarded $3.8 Million Grant by NIAID

Published 3/03/2023
Wendy Picking, PhD, a professor of veterinary pathobiology at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and a recent Mizzou Forward hire, recently secured a $3.8 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The grant will fund development of a vaccine to prevent colonization of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a hospital-acquired infection that occurs after intubation or catheterization.

CVM Develops Community Chest to Assist Those Experiencing Food Insecurity

Published 2/03/2023
The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine is now accepting donations for the Community Chest, an internally developed resource to assist those within the CVM community who are experiencing food insecurity and need hygiene products.

PAVE Provides International Students with a Pathway to Practice in the United States

Published 2/02/2023
The Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence, or PAVE, is a pathway for veterinarians who are graduates of international, non-accredited veterinary programs, to practice in the United States. At the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine there are currently eight students from around the world who are pursuing that opportunity.

CVM Raptor Rehab Houses Harlan’s Hawk for More than 35 Years

Published 1/10/2023
The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine Raptor Rehabilitation Project is tasked with the rehabilitation of hawks, eagles, owls and other raptors that are brought to the facility, with the goal of eventually returning them to the wild. However, there are times when birds are not able to be released due to their condition.