News Releases

April 11, 2018

Molgaard aims to roll veterinary education into the future

After two years of collaborating with colleagues, Dr. Laura Molgaard, associate dean for Academic and Students Affairs at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), recently helped introduce a new framework for competency-based veterinary education (CBVE) at The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ (AAVMA) annual meeting in March 2018 in Washington, D.C.

April 4, 2018

The Native America Humane Society’s partnership with local community helps CVM advance veterinary education

The Native America Humane Society (NAHS) prioritizes investing in the future of animal care and veterinary medicine in Indian country. And, in 2017, NAHS brought their mission to Minneapolis by coordinating veterinary wellness clinics for companion animals in the Little Earth of United Tribes community.

March 29, 2018

On March 28, Larissa Minicucci, DVM, MPH, was awarded the College of Veterinary Medicine's Community-Engaged Scholar award, which recognizes one faculty member or P&A individual annually for exemplary and engaged scholarship in their field. She was also one of seven individuals nominated for the President’s Community-engaged Scholar Award, which honors a long standing career that embodies the University of Minnesota’s definition of public engagement.

March 23, 2018

Support from Morris Animal Foundation fuels research for three CVM faculty members

Three College of Veterinary Medicine researchers—Erin Dickerson, PhD; Jaime Modiano, VMD, PhD; and Derek Korpela, DVM, PhD candidate—each received a grant from Morris Animal Foundation of Denver, Colo., to further their innovative studies in canine cancer research.

This faculty team shares a passion to investigate an aggressive disease, hemangiosarcoma, which is rapidly fatal in dogs. These researchers are tackling it—and other incurable cancers—from every angle:

March 9, 2018

While Tim O’Brien, DVM, PhD, and his team aren’t the first to develop lab-made brain organoids–known as “mini-brains”–they are the first to discover a high-yielding and efficient way to construct them.

College of Veterinary Medicine professor and division head of Comparative Pathology in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, O’Brien hoped that by exposing induced pluripotent stem (IPS) cells to a hydrogel, he and his team could grow the IPS cells in 3-D.

March 7, 2018

Sarah Neuser, ’19, began her work as president-elect of the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) in March 2017. She will move into the presidency following the induction ceremony in Philadelphia on March 17.

SAVMA aims to support, empower, and inspire all veterinary students in improving their lives, education, and career.

March 5, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL — The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) will honor Skyview Dairy of Hutchinson, Minn., as recipients of the 2018 Dairy Appreciation Award. The family dairy will be recognized with the award April 19.

December 11, 2017

Dogs and humans share a particularly deadly form of brain cancer: glioblastoma. A new five-year canine cancer research project, awarded to the University of Minnesota, may improve survival rates in dogs and give researchers more insight into glioblastoma to apply to human trials. The $2.7 million grant funded as part of the 21st Century Cures Act by the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, is led by Dr. Liz Pluhar, professor of veterinary surgery at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.

February 27, 2017


The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine will honor Gar-Lin Dairy Farms in Eyota, MN as recipients of the 2017 Dairy Appreciation Award.

February 17, 2017


Foot and mouth disease is of great concern globally, and the disease is one of the top priorities of the World Organization for Animal Health.

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