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Expertise, Collegiality Earn Tommy Thompson Dean’s Impact Award

Published 12/20/2022
Tommy Thompson, business manager in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Biomedical Sciences, is the recipient of a 2022 Dean’s Impact Award. CVM Dean Carolyn Henry, DVM, MS, surprised Thompson with the awards during the college’s winter breakfast Tuesday, Dec. 20.

Doubling Her Efforts

Published 12/12/2022
Katherine Meiser earned her undergraduate degree at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., the nation’s preeminent school for the deaf. So, as she recounts her scholastic journey to the University of Missouri and graduate school, her hands tell the story via American Sign Language with graceful clarity.

Feline Genetics Help Pinpoint First-Ever Domestication of Cats, MU Study Finds

Published 12/05/2022
Cat genes reveal how invention of agriculture bonded cats with people in ancient Mesopotamia, leading to worldwide feline migration with humans.

SEC Emerging Scholars Program Helps Guide Career Options for Biomedical Sciences Fellow

Published 11/28/2022
Rowena Woode, DVM, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Biomedical Sciences and a 2016 graduate of the CVM, recently participated in the Southeastern Conference Emerging Scholars Career Preparation Workshop in Columbia.

MU Veterinary Health Center Welcomes New Director

Published 11/16/2022
A permanent director for the MU Veterinary Health Center started in her new role last week. Gerelyn Henry, DVM, MBA, DACVP, took over the reins on Thursday, Nov. 17. She replaced Joan Coates, DVM, MS, DACVIM, professor of veterinary neurology and neurosurgery, who served as the interim hospital director for more than a year.

BREATHE Easy: VHC Internal Medicine Specialists Launch New Clinic

Published 11/10/2022
In March 2021, Steve Kasper’s 9-year-old beagle mix, Spirit, began refusing to go on her daily 4-mile walk. Suddenly, Spirit was easily getting winded. Based on her clinical picture and the appearance of her lungs on radiographs, her veterinarian suspected the dog had contracted a fungal infection and referred Kasper, of Battlefield, Missouri, and Spirit to the MU Veterinary Health Center.

Harris-Stowe Purina Scholars Program Improves Pathway to Veterinary Medicine at Mizzou

Published 11/09/2022
Beginning this semester, students at Harris Stowe State University in St. Louis have the opportunity, through a partnership between the Purina Scholars Program and the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, to participate in the Missouri Online Undergraduate Certificate in Veterinary Sciences.

‘Click’ Chemistry May Help Treat Dogs With Bone Cancer, MU Study Finds

Published 11/04/2022
In September, researchers from California and Denmark were awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their development of ‘click’ chemistry, a process in which molecules snap together like LEGO, making them a potentially more efficient transportation device in delivering pharmaceuticals to cancer tumors.

Monkeypox Mutations Cause Virus to Spread Rapidly, Evade Drugs and Vaccines, MU Study Finds

Published 11/04/2022
Monkeypox has infected more than 77,000 people in more than 100 countries worldwide, and — similar to COVID-19 — mutations have enabled the virus to grow stronger and smarter, evading antiviral drugs and vaccines in its mission to infect more people.

$1.5 Million Gift Supports Canine Genetics Lab at MU

Published 11/03/2022
Today, the University of Missouri announced a $1.5 million gift from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). The gift will help fund a new director of the Canine Molecular Genetics Laboratory in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, which works on finding causes of genetic diseases in dogs.