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 Partners with Stephens College to Create Women in STEM Research Program
Students will use the Stephens College horse stables as a living laboratory to prepare for a range of clinical or biomedical careers. 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. The partnership aims to create a pipeline of future female clinical, research, and biotechnology professionals. One specific goal is to help alleviate the current equine veterinarian shortage. Each year, a cohort of up to 10 first year students at…
MU Offers Biosecurity Workshops for Livestock and Poultry Producers
University of Missouri Extension will offer biosecurity workshops in April and May on how to prevent and respond to disease outbreaks in livestock and poultry operations, including backyard flocks. “The importance of biosecurity came to light again recently as the avian influenza killed nearly 58 million chickens and turkeys in the U.S., resulting in higher egg prices. This followed the death of nearly 50 million birds in 2014-15,” said Teng Lim, MU Extension agricultural engineer and a member of the MU Biosecurity Team. “Biosecurity protocols are critical to safeguard animal health, food safety, the environment and the economy,” says Lim….