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Archive for December, 2010

MRI donated to the College proves to be invaluable

Monday, December 13th, 2010

“A handsome black and tan bloodhound” is how Dr. Shay Bracha described Rocco, his 10-year-old dog. Rocco was the first patient to benefit from the College’s new magnetic resonance machine (MRI) in November. Rocco had already undergone several invasive procedures beginning two years ago, and Dr. Bracha was very interested in non-invasive diagnostic evaluation before […]

CVM website will have a new look on Dec. 15

Monday, December 13th, 2010

The College of Veterinary Medicine uses an open source content management system for our website. Support ends this year for the version we use, so we were required to upgrade to Drupal 6 — an exciting system that has many features that our current version did not. This change has brought an opportunity to revamp […]

Nature study: Loss of biodiversity can increase disease transmission

Monday, December 13th, 2010

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The loss of biodiversity in ecosystems ranging from marine coral reefs to terrestrial forests can increase the transmission of infectious diseases in humans, other animals and plants, according to a new scientific analysis just published in the journal Nature. This connection between two developing crises – emerging novel diseases and unprecedented declines […]

2011 Merial Veterinary Scholars Program approved

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Dr. Susan Tornquist was notified the request for funding in the 2011 Merial Veterinary Scholars Program (MVSP) was approved at the $5,000 level. Since the first round of funding in 2001, the program has supported 49 student projects, amounting to almost $100,000. The generous funding of the program was provided in the past by Merck […]

Caribbean students finish their final year

Monday, December 13th, 2010

On Dec. 7, students, faculty, and staff met at noon in the Magruder atrium to say good-bye to students who came from the Caribbean to finish their final year of rotations at the College and at preceptorships since January. Chavon Pryor (left) and Kirsten Thomas (center) from Ross University, and Clark Harris (right) and Jahan […]

Cate Dolan’s excellent adventure

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Cate Dolan, class of 2012, spent eight weeks last summer at the National Zoological Gardens in Pretoria, South Africa, evaluating the histopathology of a group of wild-captured reptiles from Magagascar. The project was part of the Biomedical Sciences Research Program, and was also sponsored by an International Veterinary Students Association (IVSA) travel scholarship. She wanted […]

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