Leading a successful two-year veterinary medicine program while also transitioning it to a new DVM-granting college with new faculty and facilities is a demanding task. So too is leading a large and diverse academic department.
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Many people already know that chicks, ducklings and rabbits make for bad Easter presents. As adorable as they are, these animals are often returned or abandoned quickly when children lose interest in caring for them.
When you hear about genetically modified organisms, does your mind jump to the end of humanity as we know it? Then let’s start smaller with something like a Syrian hamster.
Researchers in the Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences Department recently had the opportunity to get involved in the community by volunteering at the Thomas Edison North science fair. Led by ADVS Associate Professor Jeffrey Mason, who has coordinated U...
Miles Wandersee has worked for Utah State University for 22 years. He is currently a Senior Lab Technician in the Center for Integrated BioSystems with an expertise in laboratory husbandry and experimentation. He is wonderful at mentoring students and is ...
Utah State University will create a new College of Veterinary Medicine following a commitment by the Utah Legislature to provide significant ongoing state funding for what will be the first school of its kind in the state.
When you hear about genetically modified organisms, does your mind jump to the end of humanity as we know it? Then let’s start smaller with something like a Syrian hamster. The truth is humans have spent centuries shaping the traits of our foods (and pet...
Bryce Roholt is the Farm Manager at the USU Animal Science Farm, overseeing operations for beef, swine, sheep, and goats. He is always willing to help faculty, staff, and students alike with their needs at the facility and goes out of his way to accommoda...
The Utah Farm Bureau (UFB) selected USU’s proposal to develop a 4-year college of veterinary medicine as one of its three priority issues during the 2022 state legislative session.
Art Lamont has worked for Utah State University for nearly 32 years, with over 21 years as the business manager for the Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences department. Maintaining the fiscal affairs of a unit as large as the ADVS department.
It may have taken a pandemic to shed light on the importance of veterinary medicine. As more people worked from home or otherwise left the workforce as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, there was an explosion in the adoption of companion animals.
While many people think of their pets as part of the family, human-animal bonds can sometimes be viewed as less meaningful than other relationships. Playing with a dog or cat is fun, but it’s not usually considered to be a serious activity.
Utah State University student Michael Clayton won the 64th American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians’ pathology slide seminar award for his presentation on the 2020 outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in farmed mink ...
McKenna Perez is originally from southeast Idaho. She is a senior in the ADVS undergraduate program and has worked in the Isom lab for the last year. She has taken on a number of responsibilities, from very mundane lab maintenance to helping with animal s...
The Utah State University Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences hosted the USU Academic Quadrathlon for undergraduate students to compete in a two-day event on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
Beyond her own curiosity about the natural world, Utah State University professor Abby Benninghoff owes her career path choice to her mother’s insightful questions, and to a jellyfish.
A group of students seeking a new perspective on ranching created a record turnout for Utah State University’s annual Sheep Day trip to Evanston, WY, organized by the Department of Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences.
"There's already a nationwide shortage before the pandemic, and now the caseload has doubled and the resources have dwindled until the demand is quite high," said Dr. Shawn Zimmerman, an ADVS assistant professor at USU.
DJ Anderson has tirelessly served as the Manager of the Sam Skaggs Family Equine Education Center since 2014. In this role, he oversees the health, nutrition, housing, farrier, and wellbeing of all the horses in our facilities.
Kevin Bailey has decades of research experience as a member of the Institute for Antiviral Research (IAR). His dedication and contributions supporting the institute’s many research programs working with high-consequence viral pathogens.
Lillian Okamoto has been working as an undergraduate researcher in the Thornton-Kurth lab for just under two years as a volunteer and everyone in the lab immediately realized what a talented, hard-working and positive person she is
Since June 2020, Utah State University President Noelle Cockett has chaired a national task force of experts charged with evaluating the framework the Food and Drug administration uses for approving and monitoring gene-edited farm animals.
Tom Williams here with the Utah State University President Noelle Cockett with our weekly conversation here at UPR.
A joint report released by a national task force of experts and chaired by Utah State University President Noelle E. Cockett has recommended federal regulations around gene-edited animals be updated significantly.
Animal science students honed their knowledge and skills at the Broadbent Ranch, one of the last large-scale sheep range operations in the country.
Dalton Gibbs is a graduating senior at Utah State University and has been involved in many different aspects of USU.
David Forrester grew up working on the family farm in Smithfield, Utah and joined the Utah State University community in 1979. Aside from a brief absence to work the family farm, he remained at the university until his retirement at the close of 2020.
In a recent study by the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food and Utah State University finds that Utah has room for growth in the Utah beef processing and sales businesses.
Utah State University Infectious Disease, Vaccines and Antiviral Chemotherapy professor Bart Tarbet has firsthand experience creating and testing vaccines. Tarbet is astounded at how quickly medical science has moved with the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) program at Utah State University recently welcomed “Celine,” a retired show horse donated to the program by members of the National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA) Foundation.
Utah State University hosted an American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) course for licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists who use hippotherapy in treating clients.
For the past 104 years, Black and White Days has been putting Richmond, Utah on the map. The event lasts for nearly a week and focuses on celebrating the dairy industry.
Three of the senior honors students in Mason's lab have recently been accepted to veterinary school for the upcoming fall semester, and a fourth honors student plans to apply to vet school this summer while working at a veterinary clinic.