A healthier world starts here
At the College of Veterinary Medicine, we embrace the One Health concept. We recognize how animal and human health are deeply intertwined. This understanding guides everything we do, from innovation and excellence in teaching to research and service to promote animal and human health for the public good. As a college, we are committed to an environment that is fulfilling and rewarding, and is recognized for good communication, productive collaboration, mutual respect, diversity, integrity and honesty.
Meet Dr. Yunjeong Kim, associate professor in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, who is our featured researcher of the month. She talks about her goal of developing antiviral drugs to treat feline coronavirus infections and feline infectious peritonitis.
Sen. Vicki Schmidt teared up as she relayed the story Thursday of 29-year-old Topeka resident Caroline Meyer. Meyer, a heart disease survivor — a young and healthy woman — isn’t the typical image that comes to mind when someone thinks of heart disease. Meyer was finishing veterinary school at Kansas State University when she was diagnosed with acute congestive heart failure and was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Read the story to learn about Caroline's struggles and eventual triumph.
H1N1. H5N1. H7N9. The influenza virus comes in many varieties and goes by many names. Its diversity is also its greatest asset: the ability to change two proteins on its surface—H and N in shorthand—lets it evade the immune system and complicates the work of drug- and vaccinemakers. Now, researchers report that they’ve used computers to help them target a region of the virus that rarely changes, and they’ve designed a small protein that renders the virus unable to infect cells and cause disease, at least in mice.
With the Zika virus outbreak growing, a Kansas State University infectious disease expert says that research is crucial to combating this outbreak and preventing the spread of other mosquito-borne viruses. "One of the strengths that we have here at the Biosecurity Research Institute is the development of diagnostics and vaccine work," said Stephen Higgs, director of the Biosecurity Research Institute."That is exactly what is needed to enable timely responses to new diseases as they come along."
Diagnostic results are now within touch at the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory — thanks to the launch of a brand-new app for mobile devices. The lab anticipates the new app will improve customer service and efficiency at delivering results to veterinarians across the country.
Do you know a graduating or current veterinary technician looking for a fantastic new opportunity? The Veterinary Technician Intern Program at the VHC offers exposure to a variety of specialties and access to board-certified veterinarians and may be the perfect option! More details and application can be found here: http://www.vet.k-tate.edu/vhc/about/employment/TechnicianInternship.html Or contact Lisa Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org.