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.
University of Missouri’s Veterinary Education and Training (VET) ECHO will improve livestock medicine by supporting veterinarians throughout the state. A team of specialists will offer interactive online learning sessions to create a collaborative and inclusive community that enhances outcomes for producers. The new ECHO’s expert team will consult with practitioners from 12 to 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, beginning March 9. Register at https://showmeecho.org/. VET ECHO’s expert team includes leading university scientists and educators, extension officials and others. They will share evidence-based knowledge and facilitate collegial consultation on herd health and individual livestock animal health concerns. VET…
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….