News & Events
The Alumni Relations office at the College of Veterinary Medicine has rolled out a new drawing for alumni—enter your veterinary clinic or veterinary organization for a chance to win free donut holes for your office!
Recently, H & H Veterinary Service in Benson, Minn., won the December drawing, and Waconia Veterinary Clinic in Waconia, Minn., won the January drawing.
The Minnesota Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA) board is interested in gathering information from past VBMA members in an effort to improve the club and create a better, more valuable experience for current members. The VBMA board also wishes to expand the VBMA network and discover where VBMA alumni are today. If you were a member of VBMA, please fill out this VBMA Alumni Questionnaire.
Mariana Kikuti, MS, PhD, a researcher in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, was recently awarded a $35,000 Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) grant entitled, “Genetic diversity of PRRSV in piglets during an outbreak.”
Wes G. Schroeder, ’64 DVM, Minnetonka, Minn., died January 27 at age 82. Schroeder grew up on a farm near Bemidji, Minn. and was one of six children. He was the first in his family to attend college. He was active in the Beltrami County 4-H Club. Upon graduating from Bemidji High School in 1954, Schroeder joined the U.S. Army, serving as a medic in the 82nd Airborne Division.
Current diagnostic tests for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), which is a growing threat to Minnesota’s white-tailed deer population, can only confirm CWD’s advance after an infected animal is dead. And the tests require days or weeks to deliver results. Thus, wildlife managers can only learn where CWD has been, not where it is currently circulating, which makes controlling the contagious, neurodegenerative disease challenging.