CVMBS News

Outstanding Grads of Fall 2018

Here are a few stories of personal challenges overcome, family responsibilities shouldered, educational changes in direction that finally led to a true passion, as well as learning, growth and success along the way to graduation.

People

Marine veteran alum found a home at CSU

Percy Walker's program in computer information systems required being part of several group projects with Hillary Noble, who was pursuing the same degree while working as web coordinator for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. “The way Hillary, her family and friends adopted me was truly amazing,” Walker said. “They were as proud of me as my own family. I’ll never forget that."

Animal Health

Collegian: A Ruff Semester: Tips to keep dogs happy in a small space

“Get a breed that works well in small areas,” Lori Kogan said. “Sometimes that doesn’t mean small breeds. Some of the smaller breeds are extremely active, and some of the larger breeds are actually couch potatoes. (For example), greyhounds are great in small settings because they really love to sleep on the couch all day long.”

In the News

JAVMA News: Still practicing after all these years

In 1918, Daylight Saving Time was observed for the first time in the United States, Babe Ruth still played for the Boston Red Sox, and Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies, ending World War I. Dr. Paul Wise was born that same year, on Sept. 5 to be exact. Dr. Wise enrolled in Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, graduating in 1950. At age 100, he continues to practice veterinary medicine.

BBC: Pet selfie takers sought for new study

Dr. Lori Kogan, of Colorado State University, said the US study suggested 50% of pet owners had their pet as their feature photo on their devices. She said this behaviour offered insights into the close bonds between people and cats and dogs.

The Horse: Dr. Richard Estes Receives AAEP Distinguished Educator – Mentor Award

Ocala, Florida-based equine veterinarian Richard “Chip” Estes, DVM, a 1974 graduate of Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine, was recognized with the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) 2018 Distinguished Educator – Mentor Award for the continuous support he has shown his colleagues throughout his career and into his retirement.

Collegian: A Ruff Semester: Tips to keep dogs happy in a small space

“Get a breed that works well in small areas,” Lori Kogan said. “Sometimes that doesn’t mean small breeds. Some of the smaller breeds are extremely active, and some of the larger breeds are actually couch potatoes. (For example), greyhounds are great in small settings because they really love to sleep on the couch all day long.”

Veterinary Practice News: Managing pain in zoological companion animals

By Miranda Sadar, DVM, DACZM, and Rachel Baden, DVM: It can be challenging to know what type of medication to use and at what dose—whether it be in the clinic or at home for longer-term care—and there is a lot of information available that isn’t the easiest to interpret. This article reviews some common types and dosages of pain medications used to provide analgesia to birds, reptiles, and exotic companion mammals.

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