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Understanding Professional Liability With Dr. Cynthia MacKenzie

Understanding Professional Liability With Dr. Cynthia MacKenzie

05/12/2022

Dr. Cynthia MacKenzie talked to students in the School of Veterinary Medicine about some of the legal hurdles veterinarians face and what they can do to navigate them.

USU to Expand COLE Orientation Program Year-Round to Support Students

USU to Expand COLE Orientation Program Year-Round to Support Students

04/28/2022

Utah State's expanded COLE program will provide guidance and support to new Vet Med students throughout their first year of classes.

Tundra to Tropics: Opportunities in Vet Med With Dr. Drew Allen

Tundra to Tropics: Opportunities in Vet Med With Dr. Drew Allen

04/18/2022

Dr. Drew Allen spoke to USU Vet Med students about international adventures in veterinary medicine and working with the Utah State Legislature — as well as how students can find opportunities of their own.

Easter Surprise: Why You Shouldn't Gift Animals This April

Easter Surprise: Why You Shouldn't Gift Animals This April

04/14/2022

Dr. Jane Kelly discusses the surprising challenges of raising chicks, ducklings, and rabbits.

Images From the 3rd SVM Photo Contest

Images From the 3rd SVM Photo Contest

04/13/2022

20 pictures that highlight the experiences of School of Veterinary Medicine students — both in and out of the classroom.

Erin and Stith Keiser: Finding Your Own Path to Veterinary Success

Erin and Stith Keiser: Finding Your Own Path to Veterinary Success

03/23/2022

WIMU alumna Erin Keiser and her husband Stith returned to USU to share how they found unconventional paths to happiness and success in the veterinary medicine industry.

Sutures and Snacks: Meet Melisa Bishop, SVM Program Coordinator

Sutures and Snacks: Meet Melisa Bishop, SVM Program Coordinator

03/16/2022

From videos on intubation and catheter placement to surgical models for students to practice on, Melisa Bishop does the work needed to make teaching and learning in Utah State University's School of Veterinary Medicine possible. However, what she brings t...

KUTV: Utah State Launches Four-Year Veterinary Medicine Program

KUTV: Utah State Launches Four-Year Veterinary Medicine Program

03/15/2022

A four year college of veterinary medicine at Utah State will be launching the first school of its kind in the state of Utah, thanks to the state newly appropriating $18 million in annual funding.

Images From the 2nd SVM Photo Contest

Images From the 2nd SVM Photo Contest

03/15/2022

20 pictures that highlight the experiences of School of Veterinary Medicine students — both in and out of the classroom.

Utah Legislature Funds New College of Veterinary Medicine at USU

Utah Legislature Funds New College of Veterinary Medicine at USU

03/08/2022

Utah State University will create a new College of Veterinary Medicine following a commitment by the Utah Legislature to provide significant ongoing state funding for what will be the first school of its kind in the state.

Doctor's Orders: Trail Tips for Winter Hikes With Dogs

Doctor's Orders: Trail Tips for Winter Hikes With Dogs

02/22/2022

Dr. Allison Willoughby explains what you need to know to keep your canine friend safe and happy during winter outings.

VIN: Utah State Aims to Expand Veterinary School Into 4-Year College

VIN: Utah State Aims to Expand Veterinary School Into 4-Year College

02/18/2022

The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) recently spoke with Dr. Dirk Vanderwall about Utah State University's proposal to open a four-year veterinary medicine college in 2024.

Images From the 1st SVM Photo Contest

Images From the 1st SVM Photo Contest

02/15/2022

20 pictures that highlight the experiences of School of Veterinary Medicine students — both in and out of the classroom.

Farm Bureau Lists Three Agriculture Issues for 2022

Farm Bureau Lists Three Agriculture Issues for 2022

02/11/2022

The Utah Farm Bureau (UFB) selected USU’s proposal to develop a 4-year college of veterinary medicine as one of its three priority issues during the 2022 state legislative session.

Utah State University making a case for its own college of veterinary medicine

Utah State University making a case for its own college of veterinary medicine

02/03/2022

It may have taken a pandemic to shed light on the importance of veterinary medicine. As more people worked from home or otherwise left the workforce as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, there was an explosion in the adoption of companion animals.

KSL TV: Vet Clinics Get Creative After COVID Callouts Leave Staffing Short

KSL TV: Vet Clinics Get Creative After COVID Callouts Leave Staffing Short

02/01/2022

KSL TV spoke with WIMU grad Dr. Lauren Michaud about how veterinary professionals are adapting to staff shortages in the wake of the COVID-19 omicron variant.

WSU Insider: Art in the Library Exhibit Features Digital Artwork of Third‑Year Vet Student

WSU Insider: Art in the Library Exhibit Features Digital Artwork of Third‑Year Vet Student

01/31/2022

Winnie Mefford, a student who began the WIMU program at Utah State, shows her passion for animals and veterinary medicine through art at an exhibit at WSU's Animal Health Library. Read on to learn about her work and inspiration.

Amanda Willett Joins School of Veterinary Medicine as Wellness Director

Amanda Willett Joins School of Veterinary Medicine as Wellness Director

01/10/2022

Amanda Willett is a certified social worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and Public Health, and as USU’s next director of wellness, she works to ensure that all veterinary medicine students have the resources they need to face the mental and emot...

What Animals Can Teach Us

What Animals Can Teach Us

12/20/2021

We love animals, but we often don’t think of our bonds with them as productive outside of the enjoyment they give us. Science, however, is beginning to paint a different picture.

Running Like Jane

Running Like Jane

12/02/2021

As director of the Spanish Fork site of the Utah Veterinary Diagnostic Lab and a clinical professor of veterinary diagnostics, microbiology, and public health at Utah State, you'd think Dr. Jane Kelly wouldn't have time to run an ultramarathon in the Scot...

WSU Insider: Road Trips With Pets

WSU Insider: Road Trips With Pets

12/01/2021

Holiday travel can be stressful — even for the four-legged members of the family. But with some planning ahead and consideration of an animal’s needs and temperament, a road trip with your pet doesn’t have to be a dreaded drive.

Discover the Sam Skaggs Family Equine Education Center

Discover the Sam Skaggs Family Equine Education Center

11/30/2021

From veterinary science to equine-assisted therapies, the Sam Skaggs Family Equine Education Center offers invaluable experience for anyone pursuing a career with horses.

Diagnostic Challenges: Putting Vet Med Students to the Test

Diagnostic Challenges: Putting Vet Med Students to the Test

11/30/2021

The gap between a student learning about veterinary medicine and an actual veterinarian who diagnoses and treats animals can be daunting. Diagnostic challenges are one way WIMU students at USU make the jump from lectures and demonstrations to saving an an...

Front-line fatigue: Pandemic pressures pouncing on taxed veterinarians

Front-line fatigue: Pandemic pressures pouncing on taxed veterinarians

11/08/2021

"There's already a nationwide shortage before the pandemic, and now the caseload has doubled and the resources have dwindled until the demand is quite high," said Dr. Shawn Zimmerman, an ADVS assistant professor at USU.

Student Profile: Ashlee Buist

Student Profile: Ashlee Buist

11/08/2021

When Ashlee Buist entered USU's School of Veterinary Medicine, she had to catch up on two weeks of missed work while jumping directly into the third week of the semester. With hard work and help from USU classmates and faculty, however, Buist not only sur...

Preventative Health Clinic Pairs USU Students With Local Vets for Firsthand Experience

Preventative Health Clinic Pairs USU Students With Local Vets for Firsthand Experience

11/02/2021

Students from Utah State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine administered vaccines, performed exams, and created medical records for their dogs and cats with guidance from local veterinarians. The event was sponsored by one of the vet school's club...

Master of Bone and Beetle: Vet School Anatomist Prepares a Menagerie of Teaching Tools

Master of Bone and Beetle: Vet School Anatomist Prepares a Menagerie of Teaching Tools

10/31/2021

Finding Scott Hexum’s office in the Veterinary Science and Biology Building is an adventure. Not only is Room 210 nowhere near Room 209, but visitors need to enter what looks like a storage room before descending down a small number of stairs to get there...

Students Host Presentation on Animal Neglect and Hoarding

Students Host Presentation on Animal Neglect and Hoarding

10/22/2021

The Veterinary Law and Ethics Club hosted Dr. Kerry Rood for a presentation on encountering animal negligence, abuse, and hoarding. Students learned about the limits on their authority as veterinarians and heard a firsthand account of navigating an animal...

10th Veterinary Medicine Class Forms Bonds and Prepares for New Challenges

10th Veterinary Medicine Class Forms Bonds and Prepares for New Challenges

08/30/2021

The 10th class of Utah State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine has arrived at USU. After a week of orientation activities and receiving their white lab coats in a ceremony on August 19, the 30 incoming students are ready to begin the challenge of...

Utah State University Veterinarians Honored by Utah Veterinary Medical Association

Utah State University Veterinarians Honored by Utah Veterinary Medical Association

12/08/2020

Two Utah Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory leaders and Utah State University School of Veterinary Medicine faculty members were recently honored by the Utah Veterinary Medical Association (UVMA).

Compromise, Competition, and Collaboration: Conflict Resolution 2020

Compromise, Competition, and Collaboration: Conflict Resolution 2020

03/03/2020

During a three-part seminar, members of the SVM faculty and interested students received instruction from Chris Chapman and Clair Canfield. Conflict resolution was taught using VOCAB as an acronym.

Women in Agriculture: Feed Your Career

Women in Agriculture: Feed Your Career

02/28/2020

USU’s Western Equestrian Team has been a top competitor in the region for more than a decade. Until now, there hasn’t been a team in the region with the facilities or access to enough show-quality horses to host this caliber of event. In recent years, the...

Graduate Profile: Capt. Stacie Anderson

Graduate Profile: Capt. Stacie Anderson

10/21/2019

A graduate from the 2018 Class of the WIMU Veterinary Medicine Program, Anderson is fulfilling a family legacy of military service while working her dream job.

Why Veterinarians are Entering the Vaccine Debate

Why Veterinarians are Entering the Vaccine Debate

05/01/2019

A link between vaccines and autism in humans has been repeatedly disproved, but a trend against vaccination that originated in the United Kingdom and is now trickling into the United States, has some pet owners refusing to vaccinate their pets.

National Collegiate Horse Show at USU

National Collegiate Horse Show at USU

05/01/2019

USU’s Western Equestrian Team has been a top competitor in the region for more than a decade. Until now, there hasn’t been a team in the region with the facilities or access to enough show-quality horses to host this caliber of event. In recent years, the...

Why Veterinarians are Entering the Vaccine Debate

Why Veterinarians are Entering the Vaccine Debate

05/01/2019

A link between vaccines and autism in humans has been repeatedly disproved, but a trend against vaccination that originated in the United Kingdom and is now trickling into the United States, has some pet owners refusing to vaccinate their pets.

Mock Disaster Teaches USU Veterinary Students to Protect Animals and the Public

Mock Disaster Teaches USU Veterinary Students to Protect Animals and the Public

03/25/2019

At Utah State University, veterinary medicine students are taught to diagnose and contain animal diseases and put skills into practice each year with a mock disaster training.

Mock Disaster Teaches USU Veterinary Students to Protect Animals and the Public

Mock Disaster Teaches USU Veterinary Students to Protect Animals and the Public

03/25/2019

When disease outbreaks cause public concern, experts work together to diagnose the disease and stop its spread. At Utah State University, veterinary medicine students are taught to diagnose and contain animal diseases and put skills into practice each yea...

Utah State's Caine Dairy is Home to to the Number One College Dairy Herd

Utah State's Caine Dairy is Home to to the Number One College Dairy Herd

10/03/2018

For the second time, the Caine Dairy Teaching and Research Center was ranked the number one college dairy herd in the nation by Holstein World magazine.

Utah State's Caine Dairy is Home to to the Number One College Dairy Herd

Utah State's Caine Dairy is Home to to the Number One College Dairy Herd

10/03/2018

For the second time, the Caine Dairy Teaching and Research Center was ranked the number one college dairy herd in the nation by Holstein World magazine.

Animals Don't Make Great Gifts

Animals Don't Make Great Gifts

03/28/2018

Giving a child their own chick, duckling, or bunny as an Easter gift might seem like a fun idea, but caring for these animals requires more work than people anticipate.

Animals Don’t Make Great Gifts

Animals Don’t Make Great Gifts

03/28/2018

Giving a child their own chick, duckling or bunny as an Easter gift might seem like a fun idea, but caring for these animals requires more work than people anticipate. Utah State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, encourage people to think twice ...

USU Vet Student Reaches Out to Help Community Hit By Wildfires

USU Vet Student Reaches Out to Help Community Hit By Wildfires

01/30/2018

The wildfires that occurred in Northern California in October hit home for Sarah Beard. Beard’s hometown was surrounded by two deadly fires.

USU Vet Student Reaches Out to Help Community Hit By Wildfires

USU Vet Student Reaches Out to Help Community Hit By Wildfires

01/30/2018

The wildfires that occurred in Northern California in October hit home for Sarah Beard. Beard’s hometown was surrounded by two deadly fires. She wanted to find a way to help her community, but the rigorous schedule of vet school and being over 12 hours aw...

USU School of Veterinary Medicine Hosts Equine Dentistry Workshop

USU School of Veterinary Medicine Hosts Equine Dentistry Workshop

09/18/2017

The Utah State University School of Veterinary Medicine, in conjunction with the Cache Veterinary Practitioners Association and the Utah Veterinary Medical Association, is hosting the Applicable Equine Dentistry.

USU School of Veterinary Medicine Hosts Equine Dentistry Workshop

USU School of Veterinary Medicine Hosts Equine Dentistry Workshop

09/18/2017

Nick Moore, past president of the International Association of Equine Dentistry, will present the workshop that is open to vet practitioners from across the state and the surrounding region.

Pet Safety for Firework Season

Pet Safety for Firework Season

06/27/2017

With fireworks going off in Utah throughout the month of July, pets are bound to get stressed and anxious. Karl Hoopes and Allison Willoughby shared tips to help owners keep their pets safe and make the summer more enjoyable for everyone.

Pet Safety for Fireworks Season

Pet Safety for Fireworks Season

06/27/2017

With fireworks going off in Utah throughout the month of July, pets are bound to get stressed and anxious. Karl Hoopes and Allison Willoughby shared tips to help owners keep their pets safe and make the summer more enjoyable for everyone.

Pets and Travel: What to Know Before You Go

Pets and Travel: What to Know Before You Go

06/02/2017

Faculty in Utah State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, have some advice for pet owners when it comes to traveling with their animals during the summer.

Pets and Travel: What to Know Before You Go

Pets and Travel: What to Know Before You Go

06/02/2017

Faculty in Utah State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, have some advice for pet owners when it comes to traveling with their animals during the summer.

Agricultural Education Student Chosen as National FFA Officer

Agricultural Education Student Chosen as National FFA Officer

11/10/2015

Sarah Draper of Brigham City, Utah, an agricultural education major at Utah State University, recently was chosen to serve as western region vice president in the National FFA organization.