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 The official newsletter for the faculty, staff and students of
K-State’s College of Veterinary Medicine
May 2007 - Vol. 2 No. 5
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Cover - Good news travels on the Pharm
CVM in international story on KC Animal Health corridor

Faculty receive teaching/research awards
Drs. Anderson, Davis and Rowland get honors

Faculty and students attend symposia

Students swear Army oath

World Rabies Day activities at K-State

Pet Trust ice cream social - photo feature

Gerber makes nationals in cycling

Regular Features

Check it Out at the Library
Library re-earns NN/LM certification.

Under the Microscope:
Jennifer Arendsdor -
small animal ICU tech

CVM News Ticker

New Arrivals/
Recent Departures

Calendar of Events

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Good news travels on the Pharm

CVM, PharmCATS, BRI in international story on KC Animal Health Corridor

Think global!

Several programs affiliated with the College of Veterinary Medicine recently made international news. PharmCats and the BRI were spotlighted in an eight-page story about the KC Animal Health Corridor featured in the May 18 issue of Animal Pharm newsletter published in London.

The story, “Kansas City: Capital of the animal health universe?”, was written by American reporter Richard Daub, who visited the college in April.

“This is tremendous publicity for K-State and all of our associated programs,” Dean Ralph Richardson said. “People outside of the Midwest aren’t aware of the high level of activity going on in this field or the number of specialized companies located in the corridor. This story will really help to get the word out, and it really puts K-State in a great light.”

Daub calls K-State “one of the premier animals sciences schools in the United States.” The story includes comments from Dr. Lisa Freeman, associate dean of research, Dr. Michael Apley, associate professor of food animal production medicine, Dr. Jim Stack, director of the BRI, and Dr. Ron Trewyn, K-State’s vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school.
Daub interviews Freeman and Apley.
Richard Daub (center) reporter for Animal Pharm news, interviews Drs. Lisa Freeman (left) and Mike Apley (right) about PharmCATS while visiting K-State in April. Daub  wrote an eight-page story about the KC Animal Health Corridor in the May 18 issue of the London-based international publication.


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Faculty receive teaching/research awards at honors banquet
Dr. Ronnie Elmore congratulates Dr. David Anderson on winning the Fort Dodge Animal Health Award.
Dr. Ronnie Elmore congratulates Dr. David Anderson on
winning the Fort Dodge Animal Health Award.


Dean Richardson presents the Pfizer Animal Health Award to Dr. Bob Rowland­­.
Dean Richardson presents the Pfizer Animal
Health Award to Dr. Bob Rowland.


Dean Richardson presents the Norden Award to Dr. Beth Davis
Dean Richardson presents the Norden
Award to Dr. Beth Davis.


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Out and about: faculty and students turn out coast-to-coast for symposia

Purple was prominent at several recent symposia. K-State had a strong turnout at the 15th Biennial American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics Symposium held in Monterey, Calif., last month. The same was true at the joint symposium of the AAVMC and Association of Schools of Public Health in Atlanta held in April. Also, a special award was presented to Antje Anji, A&P research assistant professor, in Washington D.C. by the Association of Scientists of Indian Origin in America.

“The Atlanta symposium was a transforming experience for our students,” said Dr. Lisa Freeman, associate dean of research. “They were exposed to a variety of public health issues and experts from across the United States.”

CVM attendees contributed poster and/or oral presentations at both symposia. Dr. Mike Apley also presented in the Monterey  scientific sessions, and he became president of the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology.

­Left: Rear Adm. Kenneth Moritsugu, acting U.S. Surgeon General, meets with Katie Flock, fourth-year student, and Kimathi Choma, veterinary scholar alumnus, at the public health symposium in Atlanta.
­Left: Rear Adm. Kenneth Moritsugu, acting U.S. Surgeon
General, meets with Katie Flock, fourth-year student, and
Kimathi Choma, veterinary scholar alumnus, at the public
health symposium in Atlanta.

Antje Anji accepts the 2007 Junior Scientist Award in Phramacology from Dr. Parimal Chowdhury, president of the Association of Scientists of Indian Origin in America and Hon. Ronen Sen, Ambassador of India to the United States.­­
Antje Anji accepts the 2007 Junior Scientist Award in
Phramacology from Dr. Parimal Chowdhury, president of the
Association of Scientists of Indian Origin in America and
Hon. Ronen Sen, Ambassador of India to the United States.

Drs. Mohammad Al-Bataineh, Ronette Gehring, Hans Coetzee, Brandon Reinbold, Brian Lubbers and Mike Apley at the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Symposium.
Drs. Mohammad Al-Bataineh, Ronette Gehring, Hans Coetzee, Brandon Reinbold, Brian Lubbers and Mike Apley
at the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Symposium.

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Students swear Army oath

The class of 2010 boasts three students entering the Army’s veterinary officer program. With limited slots available to veterinary students, K-State’s inductees are an elite group.

They are: Jon Nauss, Atchison, Kan.; Kathy Cheng, Rowland Heights, Calif.; and Clinton Wayland, Mission Viejo, Calif.

“Competition for this program is intense,” Sgt. 1st Class Johnny Wallace said. “The Army only takes the best students with high grade point averages. With only 28 veterinary colleges and 22 openings this year, K-State has more than its share.”

The inductees receive a stipend and scholarship, and upon graduation, a commission as first lieutenant with an eight-year active-duty commitment. With completion of board certification, each student will receive a promotion to captain.

Army veterinarians work in areas such as disease control, care for zoo and infantry animals, wildlife conservation and care of dependents’ companion animals.

Sgt. 1st Class Johnny Wallace, Clinton Wayland, Cathy Cheng, Jon Nauss and Capt. Chris Connors.
Sgt. 1st Class Johnny Wallace, Clinton Wayland, Cathy
Cheng, Jon Nauss and Capt. Chris Connors.
Jon Nauss takes the oath from Capt. Connors.
Jon Nauss takes the oath from Capt. Connors.

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World Rabies Day logoIndividuals within the CVM are planning the first annual “Run 4 Rabies” in conjunction with World Rabies Day on Sept. 8, 2007.

SCAVMA, Kansas State Rabies Diagnostic Laboratory, the new International Club and other students and faculty are organizing a 5K “Run 4 Rabies” in Manhattan for Sunday, Sept. 9. Also in the works is a concert highlighting local talent and food vendors, while materials to promote rabies education and animal-bite prevention will be distributed. The events will be held in CICO Park, county fair grounds from 12-4 p.m. Contact Mylissia Stukey at mstukey@vet.k-state.edu for more info.

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Pet Trust dishes it out at annual ice cream social

Scoops flew as Pet Trust scholarship recipients and a new Pet Trust board member served up Call Hall’s finest at the annual ice cream social. This year, the Pet Trust provided $75,000 for the Cardiovascular Ultrasound System and $10,000 in annual research grants, plus support for several other funds. Rhonda Berzner, secretary for the class of 2009, won the drawing for a free Whispering Garden entry.

Coordinator Sharon Greene said, “We hope people became more informed about the Pet Trust and hope they enjoyed their ice cream treats — fixed their way!”

Ice cream social
Ice Cream Social


Ice Cream Social Ice Cream Social

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Gerber makes nationals in cycling
Lisa Gerber rides on the <nobr>K-State</nobr> campus during a qualifying event.
Lisa Gerber rides on the K-State campus during a qualifying event.

Fourth-year student Lisa Gerber, Millbrae, Calif., represented K-State this month at the 2007 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships held in Lawrence, Kan. Due to a near accident and mechanical problems with her bicycle, Gerber was forced to abandon the race.

“For her first year as a competitive cyclist, she shows solid talent, both tactically and physically,” said Dr. Ken Harkin, section head for small animal internal medicine and adviser for the KSU Cycling Club. “It will probably be more difficult for her to train in her fourth year of vet school, but it’s about sacrifice. You have to compromise and dedicate yourself to getting on the bike one to two hours per day. It­’s a tough balance, especially with the 20-credit-hour load of a vet student.”


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Under the Microscope iconUnder the microscope: Jennifer Arensdor, Small Animal ICU TechJennifer Arensdorf

Place of birth: Council Grove, Kan.

Family information: 2 sons: Wyatt, 10, and Clay, 5.

Pets: A cat named Puddy, an Australian Shepherd dog, Tucker, two horses, Bill and Diesel, and a pony, Peanut.

Hobbies: Gardening, photography and spending time with my sons.

Where’s the farthest place from Manhattan that you’ve visited? West Palm Beach, Fla.

What food could you not live without? Anything Mexican.

What is the most valuable piece of advice you have ever received? Live your life like it is your last day on earth.

If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why? A horse, because it is my favorite animal.

 

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Check it Out at the Library: Library re-earns NN/LM certification

Carol Elmoreby Carol Elmore

The Veterinary Medical Library recently received a certificate which again named the library as a full network member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) of the National Library of Medicine from 2006-2011. We have been renewed as a participating library because we have again met certain membership criteria. Our membership requires that we are regularly staffed, have an Internet connection, have our own collection of health sciences materials such as books, journals, audiovisuals and electronic databases, and provide information services to health professionals and/or the general public.

By renewing as members of the NN/LM network we agree to designate one of our staff members as our contact person with the network, to be listed in the national registry of network members, to provide information about our collections to the National Library of Medicine and our regional library which is the MidContinental Region Library located in Salt Lake City.

While our own faculty, staff, and students can request items through the university’s interlibrary loan system, nonuniversity affiliated people requesting these materials cannot use interlibrary loan. The National Library of Medicine’s DOCLINE service allows us to supply nonuniversity requests for items not in our collection and allows nonuniversity persons to use Loansome Doc. Not only do we provide services for our local faculty, staff, and students but we can serve as a medical/veterinary library for community, state and even national requestors.

Members of the general public are always welcome to come to the Veterinary Medical Library to research their own medical and veterinary medical questions. We also provide services to persons not able to come to the library through our Library Research Services.

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CVM News Ticker

Dr. Robert Larson presented bovine research papers in early May at Osorno and Temuco, Chile, and Azul, Argentina. He spoke May 23 for Intervet on other topics at Acton Vale, Quebec, Canada.

Dr. Greg Grauer presented three different topics at the Golden State Meeting in Anaheim, Calif., in early May.

Sue Chavey and Audree Gottlob, from the DM/P Comparative Hematology Laboratory, attended the Kansas Society for Clinical Laboratory Science annual meeting in Wichita in early May.

Amy M. Brusk, administrative office in the dean’s office, has accepted the position of grants specialist. Congrats!

Alphina Ho, first-year student in veterinary medicine, won third place for an essay in the Smithcors Essay Contest held by the American Veterinary Medical History Society.

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New Arrivals
Recent Departures
Cynthia Thomson - Clinical Sciences
Brae Surgeoner - DM/P
Megan Walter - A&P
Jessica Silva - A&P
Holly Beck - ARF
Steven Copp - A&P
Kyle Herspring - A&P
Drew Madison - A&P
Kally Bowen - DM/P
Brooke Jones - ARF
Scott Hahn - A&P
Reshma Sawant - Dean’s Office
Jason Tarwater - ARF
Kelly L. Scheidegger - Library
Amanda Mendoza - Library
Kaitlyn M. McHale - Library
Somil Chandwani - ITC
Vishal Bhatia - ITC
Jennifer Reischman - A&P
Amber McBride - A&P
Alicia Prosser - DM/P
Joy Delamaide - DM/P
Angela Juno - DM/P
Karen Patton - DM/P
Lanna McClaskey - DM/P
Megan Blatt - ITC
Reshma D. Sawant - A&P
Nandini Sanyal - A&P
 

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Calendar of Events

June 3-669th Annual Conference for Veterinarians and KVMA Veterinary Trade Show

June 15 — All-CVM meeting - 3 p.m. 301 Trotter Hall

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"Lifelines" is published each month by the Development and Alumni Office at the College of Veterinary Medicine

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