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October 2023 - Vol. 18, No. 10

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Veterinary students saddle up for prestigious $75,000 equine medicine scholarships

Anne Brien and Bailey Fritz

Fourth-year students Anne Brien and Bailey Fritz are two of four recipients chosen nationally for the prestigious $75,000 Coyote Rock Ranch Scholarship. They were selected from 47 distinguished applicants. The awards will be presented Nov. 30 during the AAEP Convention in San Diego, California.

AABP scholarships go to several K-State veterinary students

By Rylee Coy

AABP scholars

Six Kansas State University veterinary medicine students received scholarship awards at the recent annual conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, or AABP, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Awards included Merck Animal Health Student Recognition Award, Amstutz Scholarship and more!

CVM receives HEED Award for excellence for third year in a row

HEED Award 2023

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University has been recognized for its efforts to enhance diversity in its academic environment. The college received the 2023 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine.

Dr. Shane Lyon selected to serve as member of ‘expert educator’ cohort

Dr. Shane Lyon - clinical skills labDr. Shane Lyon, is part of a group of educators/mentors who will help guide a new process in veterinary education. The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges, in partnership with the Academy of Veterinary Educators, announced the founding members who were chosen to oversee the Academy Certified Expert Educator credential.

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians presents Lifetime Achievement Award to James Carpenter

Dr. James Carpenter AAZVProfessor Emeritus James W. Carpenter has recently been recognized by the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, or AAZV, with the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award. Awardees must have been a positive force through their scientific, teaching/mentoring, educational and/or service contributions.

Community Outreach visits Santee Sioux Reservation

Dr. James Carpenter AAZVThe Community Outreach team made its annual visit to the Santee Sioux Reservation in Knox County, Nebraska. A group of pictures are posted on the CVM's Instagram social media page. Thanks to Drs. Ron Orchard, Naomi Hampton, and Chris and Lindsey Blevins for leading the team.

Tips from Dr. Susan Nelson to keep your pets safe and less stressed this Halloween

By Rylee Coy

Halloween doggoHalloween is a day where some delight in getting a fright, but don't let the holiday's potential safety hazards sneak up on your pets. Dr. Susan Nelson, clinical professor at the Veterinary Health Center has some tips to help keep pets safe. Keep all candy out of reach to avoid accidental ingestion of ingredients that can be toxic to pets & more!

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More activities and accomplishments in the College of Veterinary Medicine:

Drs. Amanda Nascimento and Susan NelsonDrs. Amanda Nascimento and Susan Nelson represented the Hill's Pet Health and Nutritution Center in the VHC during a recent appearance on Fox 43 TV's "AM Live" program. They spoke about October being National Pet Wellness Month and shared information regarding the Healthy Weight Clinic. Dr. Nascimento, who is the clinical nutrition intern, has posted information at the VHC website, called, "The Essential Guide to Maintaining Your Pet’s Optimal Health and Weight."

Dr. Morgan Johnson won the 2023 ACVO Manuscript Award for Case Report/Case Series for her paper entitled, “Diminished pupillary light reflexes, elevated third eyelids, and decreased tear production are commonly associated with canine dysautonomia” that was co-authored by Drs. Amy Rankin and Jessica Meekins and published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Drs. Howard EricksonDr. Howard Erickson was featured in an Iowa PBS story about the first female veterinarian in the United States, Dr. Mignon Nicholson, who graduated from a defunct veterinary school in Chicago in 1903, in what turns out to be a tragic tale.

Head Coach Jerome Tang and Chance Kopsa, Sierra Shelit, Harrell Phillips, Cody Minyard, Kylynn Mallen, Colben Dodson and Mikayla LacherThe Bovine Club barbecue featured a special guest — K-State men's head basketball coach Jerome Tang. From left: Chance Kopsa, Sierra Shelit, Harrell Phillips, Coach Tang, Cody Minyard, Kylynn Mallen, Colben Dodson and Mikayla Lacher.

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