June 18, 2012
CVM NewsCalendar is a biweekly newsletter for faculty, staff, and students of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Please submit news and calendar items to Sue Kirchoff, editor, at email@example.com by noon the Friday before publication.
In this issue
Veterinary medicine industry contributes $1.5 billion to Minnesota economy
The College officially released the results of a recent economic impact report finding that veterinary medicine contributes $1.5 billion to the Minnesota economy. Prepared by University of Minnesota Extension and the Department of Applied Economics, the report was sponsored by the College of Veterinary Medicine, Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, and Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation.
Grateful client gives $100,000
In response to an outpouring of support for Bear, the Otter Tail shelter dog needing surgery to correct his angular limb deformity, the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) has established a new fund, the VMC Shelter Animal Angels Fund, to help provide specialty care for Minnesota's shelter animals. A grateful client of the VMC has donated $50,000 to the fund, in addition to $50,000 to the VMC's Companion Animal Fund.
"This is a wonderful reminder of what happens when talented, committed people do great things for a greater purpose," says Dr. David Lee, VMC director.
A committee has been formed to oversee the use of the Shelter Animal Angels Fund, and protocols consistent with the donors' intent will be forthcoming. "This group will be tasked with making sure we have a sustainable strategy to help those shelter animals who need specialty care most for generations to come," Lee says.
Staff Appreciation Day set for July 26
The College's annual Staff Appreciation Day is planned for Thursday, July 26. The awards program will be held from 11:30 a.m. to noon in 215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center and the picnic luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine building. The awards program will include the presentation of the Carl Edborg III Award, longevity awards, and the Outstanding Faculty Award. All CVM faculty and staff are invited and asked to RSVP by Friday, July 13, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2012CVMSTAFFDAY.
Calling all volunteers!
A group of Veterinary Medical Center faculty and staff is reaching out to provide opportunities for you and your family to make a difference in the community through volunteer service.
- Are you interested in making a difference?
- Do you want to meet new people?
- Do want to get new life experiences?
- Are you interested in finding new interests and hobbies?
If you say yes to any of these questions, CVM Volunteers may be for you! There are two ways to get involved:
- Send in your volunteer hours and tell CVM Volunteers about the organization you volunteer for. The VMC would like to count 2,000 hours this year, which they think is an attainable goal with all the volunteering that is happening! Until a more formal method of reporting hours is established, e-mail a note about your hours to Erin Malone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Join CVM Volunteers for organized events. CVM volunteers are planning to be involved with four events this year, one per season and in different parts of the cities. CVM faculty and staff are welcome to take part in the ones that fit their interests and schedule.
Volunteer opportunities start this summer
The first CVM volunteer event will be with Hammer, a nonprofit organization in Wayzata. Since opening its doors in 1923, Hammer’s passion has been to provide quality services for adults and children with developmental disabilities. It has helped thousands experience life to its fullest. More details coming soon!
The fall sponsored event will be on Sept 23, assisting with Light the Night Walk at Target Field, an event that supports the Minnesota Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. While the CVM may have some teams walking, the volunteer group's goal will be to help manage the event (sometime between 1-9 p.m.)
The winter volunteer event will likely be “Cooks for Kids,” assisting with dinner preparation at Ronald McDonald house.
In the spring, volunteers will spend a day cleaning up a park as part of Arbor Day celebrations.
If you would like to be involved in the planning, are interested in doing more, or have questions, see Scott Wood, Erin Malone, Bridget Monson, or Margaret Duxbury.
Faculty and staff news (top)
Stephanie Valberg to deliver AAEP State-of-the-Art Lecture
Dr. Stephanie Valberg, professor and director of the Equine Center, will deliver the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture this year, becoming the first female practitioner selected for the honor. The lecture will be given Dec. 3 during the AAEP's 58th Annual Convention in Anaheim, Calif. Valberg's lecture, "Muscling In on the Cause of Tying Up," will review muscle form and function and equip practitioners with a basis for the management of exertional muscle disorders.
Researchers publish article in AJVR
"Analysis of Clinical and Ultrasonographic Data by Use of Logistic Regression Models for Prediction of Malignant Versus Benign Causes of Ultrasonographically Detected Focal Liver Lesions in Dogs," by Tsuyoshi Murakami, D.V.M., Ph.D.; Daniel A. Feeney, D.V.M., M.S.; and Katherine L. Bahr, D.V.M., was published in the June issue of American Journal of Veterinary Research. Daniel A. Feeney is a professor in the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department. The full text of the article is online at http://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/full/10.2460/ajvr.73.6.821. The work was supported by a College of Veterinary Medicine Small Companion Animal Grant.
In the news (top)
Veterinary medicine has $1.5 billion economic impact in Minnesota
In addition to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health newsletter, the College's news release about the veterinary medicine industry's $1.5 billion impact was picked up by—
Stephanie Valberg to present Milne lecture
"Exertional Muscle Disorders Topic of 2012 Milne Lecture," an article on thehorse.com, reported that Dr. Stephanie Valberg would deliver the American Association of Equine Practitioners Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture in December.
Bald eagle mystery; Falcons flourish atop Mayo Clinic
"Eagle-Eyed Photographer Solves Mystery," a story in the June 15 issue of the Star Tribune, told the story of a bald eagle that was a patient at The Raptor Center 14 years ago and quoted Lori Arent, clinic manager. "Falcons Flourish Atop Mayo Clinic," an article in Rochester's Post-Bulletin, reviewed the history of peregrine falcons at the Mayo Clinic and cited Dr. Pat Redig, professor and co-founder of The Raptor Center.
Commentary by director of Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
"You've Spotted an Injured or Orphaned Animal. Now What?" a commentary by Philip Jenni, executive director of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, which had its beginnings at the College, was published in the June 3 issue of the Star Tribune.
Regular meetings, seminars, and rounds
Tuesday, June 19
Eastcliff Reception for Faculty and Staff
To celebrate their first year of service to the University, President Eric Kaler and Karen Kaler invite faculty, staff, and their families to Eastcliff for an ice cream social.
Eastcliff, 176 North Mississippi River Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN 55104
RSVPs were requested by June 11.
Friday, June 22
Hill's Pet Food Distribution
7:00-9:45 a.m. and noon-2:45 p.m.
Gortner Avenue Dock, Large Animal Hospital
Saturday, June 30
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Admission is free and pets are welcome. Learn more at http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/pet-a-palooza/.
Wednesday, July 4
University closed for Independence Day holiday
Thursday, July 12
Comparative Oncology Seminar
Thermal Ablation for Cancer
Presented by Dr. Chris Ober
280 Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Pizza will be provided.
Thursday, July 26
CVM Staff Appreciation Day
- Staff awards program: 11:30-noon, 215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center
- Picnic luncheon: noon-1:30 p.m., lobby of Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine building
All faculty and staff are invited. RSVP by Friday, July 13, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2012CVMSTAFFDAY.
Friday, August 3
American Veterinary Medical Association Annual Convention
Starts today and runs through August 7
San Diego, California
For more information and to register, visit www.avmaconvention.org/avma12/public/enter.aspx.
Sunday, August 12
Benefits the Equine Center
Gate opens at 11 a.m.; match starts at 2 p.m.
Twin Cities Polo Club Field, Maple Plain, Minnesota
Adults $25/ages 12-18 $10/under 12 free
For tickets, visit www.thepoloclassic.com.
You can help important research efforts. For information about clinical studies currently enrolling in the Veterinary Medical Center, visit the Clinical Investigation Center Web site at www.cvm.umn.edu/cic/current.
Needs a home (top)
Micetro, a feline blood donor
Micetro, a 4-year-old neutered male feline blood donor, needs a foster home. An orange and white domestic shorthair, Micetro is friendly, outgoing, and has been around other cats. Contact Beth Olmstead at email@example.com.
AVMA News Bytes and other news
Center for Teaching and Learning workshops
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