University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
Newsletter or Bulletin
In this Issue
4 Veterinary Medical Center: Comprehensive, Cutting-Edge, Compassionate Care
The University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center has served the community for over a century. Its world-class reputation continues to spread.
10 Minnesota Urolith Center: Waging War on Urolithiasis for 30 Years
Urinary stones come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and the Minnesota Urolith Center analyzes about 70,000 stones per year.
11 Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory: First Line of Defense for Animal and Human Health
The Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory conducts some 1.4 million tests per year for veterinarians, but its duties extend beyond protecting animals.
17 Galapagos Partnership Enlists Expertise of The Raptor Center The Raptor Center has extended its reach to the Galapagos Islands and the
endemic Galapagos hawk.
18 The Global Reach of Veterinary Continuing Education The College’s veterinary continuing education program reaches practitioners and scientists from around the world.
19 Veterinary Medical Library: Technology Brings Service to More People More Quickly
A vital part of the College since 1948, the library offers services to Minnesota veterinarians and the public, as well as faculty, staff, students.
22 Research Funding Tops $7 Million
27 Meet René Carlson, President of the American Veterinary Medical Association
The CVM alumna just took over the reins of the 81,500-member AVMA.
29 Giving Back: A Conversation with Roy Martin, President Alumni & Friends Develpment.
29 Giving Back: A Conversation with Roy Martin, President, Alumni and Friends Society
It’s important for alumni to stay connected, both for their alma mater and themselves, says this proud member of the class of 1989.
In every issue
21 Graduate program news
24 Faculty and staff news
25 Student news
32 Upcoming events
On the cover
Veterinary Medical Center. Photo by Sue Kirchoff
In this Issue
4 Animal Models of Human Disease
Comparative medicine is leading to new treatments for a host of conditions shared by humans and companion animals.
10 Affecting Entire Systems
Pioneers in ...
n Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives . . . . . 3
n U of M is Homeland Security Center of Excellence ...........4
n West Nile Virus Claims Five Bald Eagles . 4
n Students Gain Global Perspective . . 5
n Veterinary ...
s Bird Flu: Being Prepared . . . .... 3
s Ben Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center 5
s National SAVMA Symposium hosted by College . . 6
s Faculty Q & A: Dave Halvorson .... 8
s Equine Dental Education ...