VMS News

CVM to Provide Education in Rural Practice Ownership

Published 10/18/2023
The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine recently secured $234,000 in funding from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop educational resources for veterinarians and veterinary students interested in starting or acquiring a rural veterinary practice.

MU Study Supports Strong Link Between Respiratory and Digestive Diseases

Published 8/24/2023
During swallow study, 75% of dogs with respiratory disease had one or more digestive tract abnormalities.

Miniature Rescue Donkey Gets New Leg Through CVM and Hanger Clinic

Published 7/20/2023
Peaceful Pastures Donkey Rescue Lincoln, Missouri, takes in abused, neglected, malnourished, ill and elderly donkeys and provides them with medical, nutritional and emotional rehabilitation before adopting them to loving homes.

Saving Sam: Mizzou Equine Team Gives Horse-Powered Farm a Second Chance

Published 6/07/2023
Klaus and LeAnn Karbaumer are farmers from Platte City, Missouri, a small community just outside of Kansas City. Karbaumer Farm, however, is not your everyday farm. Most of the produce grown by the couple is a product of horse-power.

Early Detection Leads to Successful Surgery for Family’s Beloved Cat

Published 6/02/2023
In February 2022, Judy and Tom Williams of Overland Park, Kansas, brought Nora, their 11-year-old Maine Coon, to their local veterinarian for a routine teeth cleaning. During this visit, their veterinarian, Ellen Gloor, DVM, a graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, discovered a cyst on the bottom of Nora’s tongue.

Friendships (Four- and Two-Legged) Forged Through Treatment at Mizzou CVM

Published 5/15/2023
During the past two years, two golden retrievers from the Kansas City area visited the Oncology Service at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, each diagnosed with a similar form of cancer.

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.

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.

‘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.