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College of Veterinary Medicine

Department of Clinical Sciences

Department of Clinical Sciences' mission is to discover, apply, and disseminate knowledge in veterinary medicine. Our goals are to provide quality veterinary medical education and post graduate training, to offer cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic services, and to advance the science of veterinary medicine through basic and applied research.


A new legend for Zelda: Ferret receives pacemaker from Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University
Dr. Dylan Lutter, equine surgeon, talks about the exciting developments happening with stem cell research for equine injuries on AG am in Kansas
A common enemy: Through clinical trials, veterinarian fights cancer in animals, humans - By Dr. Raelene Wouda

Raelene Wouda's passion for improving cancer treatment starts with our four-legged friends.

Keep the pests away: Kansas State University veterinarian has advice for pet owners on flea, tick prevention- By Dr. Susan Nelson

With rising temperatures and after a spring with plenty of rainfall, flea and tick season has already started in Kansas.

HOT DOGS (AND CATS)- By Dr. Susan Nelson

The warmer months of summer can wreak havoc on humans and animals alike. Dr. Susan Nelson, a veterinarian who serves on Kansas State University’s clinical faculty, offers some tips for those who have furry friends. Heat exhaustion can be deadly and occur rapidly, especially when pets are left inside the car. 

Dr. James Carpenter was named as one of the 15 Most Influential Veterinarians in 2016 by veterinarianedu.org.
3500 Pets spayed and neutered since May 2015
Dr. Raelene Wouda examines cancer in clinical setting

Meet Dr. Raelene Wouda, assistant professor of oncology in the Clinical Sciences department. She is s actively involved in pilot, phase I, II and III clinical trials.  Her research interests include the utilization of new and existing chemotherapeutic agents in innovative roles and combinations, novel immunotherapeutic approaches, individualized and intensified therapeutic protocols, the development of personalized diagnostics and therapeutic plans, and chemotherapeutic drug resistance.

Two DCS Faculty Members receive Awards – Dr. Brad Crauer & Dr. Elizabeth Davis

Dr. Brad Crauer received the Faculty Pet Tribute Award for demonstrating excellence in compassion, sensitivity, and empathy while caring for patients. The award is determined by a vote of the senior class.

Dr. Elizabeth Davis received the 2016 Dr. William and Deanna Pritchard Veterinary Service and Outreach Award for her dedication to exemplary service and outreach.

4th  Year Veterinary Students help at State FFA Veterinary Science Contest

Dr. Jason Grady coordinated the State FFA Veterinary Science Contest.  He had assistance from Dr. Tucker Avra, along with 4th year veterinary students: Allison Goldberg, Sam Schimming, Jade Johnston, Lyndsay Morgan, and Stephanie Rainbolt. The contest was held in Weber Arena in conjunction with the State FFA contest.   There were 216 contestants from 59 high schools competing.   In April, each team was given two scenarios that they had to research and prepare a 3-7 minute video that was judged based upon presentation, creativity, and proper procedure.  The rest of the contest consisted of a math practicum, identification of veterinary equipment, breeds, and parasites, a general knowledge exam, a business invoice to properly fill out based upon information provided to them, an exam based upon the Draxxin label, anatomy & physiology, and a written exam.  Overall there were seven exams and the video that were graded/judged.  

4th Year Students help at Exploring Sand Hills trail ride

Dr. Chris Blevins arranged for a group of senior veterinary students to attend the Exploring Sand Hills trail ride in Hutchinson, Kansas.  Dr. Michelle Tucker, equine intern, took the group of students to provide veterinary care.  Shannon Beins listens with a stethoscope at the Pulse and Respiration rest stop for checkups for the horses. 

New Shelter Medicine Program Goes Mobile in Surgery Unit

Cats and dogs in several Kansas communities are getting help to become more adoptable thanks to free surgeries provided by Kansas State University veterinary students involved in a new shelter medicine rotation. Started during summer 2015, the new two-week shelter medicine rotation introduces fourth-year veterinary students to the specialty by spending ten-days on the road visiting around seven shelters, which may have different missions and levels of resources.

Externships give veterinary students opportunity to experience shelter medicine across the US

Four Kansas State University veterinary medicine students are recipients of grants from Maddie's Fund.

Students tour UC Davis dairy production medicine facility

Milk producers in California claim to have happy cows. Three K-State students may find out if this is true.

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