College of Veterinary Medicine News

Small Animal Oncology Service Holds Design Contest

The small animal oncology service at the College of Veterinary Medicine is asking for your help. They are designing new material and a web page to educate the general public about veterinary oncology and have come up with the tagline “Teaming up to sniff out cancer.” Now, they need a great image to go with it and are calling on the campus community to submit designs.

Honorary Degrees, Notable Speakers Highlight Spring Commencements

UT will award two honorary degrees and welcome a host of accomplished speakers at this spring’s commencement ceremonies, which begin May 8. Honorary degrees will be awarded to renowned journalist John Seigenthaler at the College of Law commencement and to opera singer Mary Costa, known as the voice of Sleeping Beauty, at the College of Arts and Sciences commencement. More than 3,730 undergraduate and graduate students will receive degrees at thirteen college ceremonies this spring.

Cesar’s Way: Frazzled by Finals? De-stress with Fido

Cesar Millan, better known as the Dog Whisperer, has featured the Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee (HABIT) program and the role its animals will play in helping students relieve stress during finals week. The article also highlights their upcoming visit to the UT Libraries. The HABIT dogs remain one of the campus’s more popular finals week

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UT Offers Tips, Relaxation to Get Students Through Finals

As final exams draw near, many areas of campus are offering ways to help students focus, unwind, or both. And while the first step of being ready for finals is staying healthy, students will have activities ranging from ice cream socials to puppy play time to help soothe their frazzled nerves. Classes end this Friday. Monday, April 29, is a study day. Finals begin Tuesday, April 30.

UT to Host International Veterinary Social Work Summit April 11-13

The relationship between humans and animals—from pets to food—will be explored during the International Veterinary Social Work Summit April 11 through 13 at UT. All health and welfare professionals who treat humans or animals are invited to the summit. One session, featuring the two keynote speakers, Temple Grandin and Hal Herzog, will be free and open to the public. The College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Social Work are sponsoring the event.

Inspiring Ideas: College of Veterinary Medicine

Steve Adair

Get to know Steve Adair and Diane Hendrix from the College of Veterinary Medicine. A veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation specialist, Adair is known for paying special attention to his patients during their treatment and rehabilitation. Hendrix says a great day for her is when she has at least four different species of patients come across her exam table.

UT Establishes Institute of Biomedical Engineering

UT has launched a new institute to research solutions to medical problems such as devices for improved delivery of medications, better imaging technology, and optimized efficiency in the healthcare setting. Finding answers to these and many other healthcare problems is possible through a unique collaboration introduced by the new Institute of Biomedical Engineering.

TODAY: Wildlife experts fight to save bats from deadly fungus

Dr. Marcy Souza, assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, appeared on the TODAY show to discuss why finding a cure for White Nose syndrome in bats is so important. The fungus is currently spreading through America’s caves, threatening the existence of bats from Canada to the deep south.

WBIR: Pet Loss Support Groups Offer a Way for Pet Lovers to Grieve

WBIR-TV visited the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Pet Loss Support Group to see how the school’s veterinary social work program is helping people cope with the loss of loved ones. Staff social worker Sarina Lyall says pet death and its grief are still hard for some to understand. Lyall explains, “We hope to help [people] maybe educate others that when they are saying, ‘It’s just a dog,’ they can say, ‘not to me.'”

UT Celebrates Morrill Act, 150 Years of Land-Grant Universities

Left to right, UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, UT Agriculture Chancellor Larry Arrington, and UT System President Joe DiPietro dedicated a plaque commemorating the passing of the Morrill Act at the university's annual Ag Day celebration.

The university commemorated the 150th anniversary of the establishment of public land-grant universities on Saturday, November 3, during the annual Ag Day celebration. President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Land Grant College Act of 1862, providing federal funds to establish many of America’s public colleges and universities to teach agriculture and the mechanical arts to all.