The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 29, 1976, Image 5

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

This basis if said .1), - 'tor fci •Jtadon -ally 1 aswoi -s hire Stewaii is Univei 'en im, buthiji e. rhomai t. wi >11 2aterait| u ll-timei byproi, en at A4I on't e here,' Many veterinarians from A&M MARY AUCE WOODHAMS One out of every eleven veteri- ary school graduates in America rnies from Texas A&M. Located west of the Northgate on Farm Road 60, the vet school an enrollment of 401 students liowill earn a Doctor of Veterinary edicine (D.V.M.) degree during a ree-year program. There are 19 terinary schools in the nation, and ily two of them have three year ograms. After passing the state veterinary ams, graduates may work in small limal practice, general or “mixed” actice, large-animal treatment, » ‘eattales 'd' 11 zoos or the military as a vet- inary officer. A&M offers several ist-doctoral degrees in veterinary |irgery, pathology, microbiology id other fields. “More of our graduates now go to small-animal medicine,” said . George Shelton, dean of the col- |ge. “Animals play a major role in le mental health of our society, ieoplewill pay for having their ani- on/ $20 million relief h . asked for Lebanon T)- eild ms lueDCiii but it t Associated Press WASHINGTON — The State ontet lepartment is recommending “a -to-eata lodest $20 million for relief aid to 1 that 'a .ebanon as the start of an American id the ; econstruction program that could each several hundred million dol- itchintli i rs . The initial $20 million would actu- lly go to the United Nations for use Grape 1 n a $50 million relief and refugee aid ptiveka dan prepared by U.N. Secretary Jeneral Kurt Waldheim. The American share is now being that tk nfluena langeros us. e natural or, died 1975. 1 commtr ils, # es, aloi «real,” A'ere (ani death, k inH the fiitiii! prohibits YorkCitfi ild plant* or human state fused will als cared for, and this has influ- iced our profession a great deal.” Of the graduates, thirty-five per cent go into small animal medicine or “companion animal practice” — treatment of dogs, cats and horses. Fifty per cent enter general practice in small towns where they work in every aspect of veterinary medicine. And fifteen per cent work specifi cally with food animals. Shelton said that three or four graduates are commissioned annu ally into the armed services. Today the College of Veterinary Medicine receives an estimated $4 million budget and a $1.5 million re search budget, said Lyndon Kurtz, administrative assistant. Mark Francis, founder of the vet erinary college, could not secure enough funds for buildings or equipment. He writes, “I think they felt that nothing could be done and it would simply be a waste of public money.” He was the first professor of veteri nary medicine when he arrived at A&M in 1888, and helped establish a four-year veterinary science prog ram, in 1905. Francis’ efforts in the control of "Texas fever”, a blood disease in cat tle transmitted by ticks, impressed eatwild| onsidered by the White House Of- ice of Management and Budget and hould be sent to Congress in the lext few weeks. There appears to be no opposition neither the House or Senate to the hegod'i '20 million Figure, but the status of a auger-Y&tvge, move expensive aid neasure is not so clear. State Department officials say a najor reconstruction program is still n the formulative stages, although Secretary of State Henry A. Kis singer told a Senate panel earlier this month the need for American finan cial help in Lebanon will be exten sive when the civil war there is en ded. Firm figures have not been set, but some U.S. officials talk in terms of several hundred million dollars to help repair the damage of more than a year of severe fighting. Administration officials see con gressional objections to this over-all plan, but mostly in terms of fiscal restraint rather than opposition to the concept of Lebanese aid. To overcome that anticipated problem, Kissinger is said to be con sidering an international consortium in which several nations would con tribute. Finally, the officials say, the Un ited States would demand that the international aid group include defi nite membership by oil-rich Arab nations. AN ALTERNATE ROUTE Peace Corps*Vista USE YOUR DEGREE IN A DIFFERENT WAY PEACE CORPS * VISTA MATH, SCIENCE, FRENCH, SPANISH, HEALTH, AG ECON, ANIMAL SCIENCE, FORESTRY, EDU CATION, ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING, AGRO NOMY, PLANNING, INDUSTRIAL ED, HORTICUL TURE, BUSINESS, LIBERAL ARTS, AND MORE ARE NEEDED TO FILL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS OVERSEAS AND IN THE U.S. INTERVIEWING SENIORS/GRADS: PLACEMENT OFFICE, 10th FLOOR, RUDDER TOWER ON CAMPUS MAY 3 - 6 SALE •SALE •SALE •SALE •SALE g m JR. SHOP SIZES 3-t3 mi 0 SALE SATURDAY, MAY 1st ONLY UP TO 75% OFF ON SELECTED ITEMS: Jackets, T-Shirts, Blouses, Dresses, Coordinate Sets, Purses, Large Group of Spring Pants and Jeans. Large Selection of JEWELRY LOCKETS, CAMEOS AND PURSES perfect for MOTHER S DAY 3801 E. 29th 846-2940 Town & Country Center the 1916 Texas legislature and they appointed $100,000 for the construc tion of Francis Hall, which housed the Veterinary College. The school was later moved to the west campus in order to keep the animals away from the academic area and since 1920 about 2900 students have earned their DVM from A&M. “Everyone is talking about the ‘new’ west campus, but we’ve been here for 20 years,” said Dr. Shelton. The college consists of three con nected buildings — the Veterinary Administration building completed in 1968, the Vet Hospital built in 1954 and the Basic Sciences building completed in 1955. Students at the vet school attend classes from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for three 15-week trimesters. Training is in every aspect of veterinary medicine, from basic to applied. Students do not specialize in any field while earning their D.V.M., al though they may take eight hours of electives in the third year to concen trate in a given area. “It’s against veterinary ethics to publicize that you’re a specialist,” said Jan DeWitt, a first-year student. To practice veterinary medicine in Texas, a person must earn a D.V.M. and pass the state exams. The tests involve two and one half days of writ ten exams and interviews with a six-man committee appointed by the governor. Students learn the results of the state tests on graduation day in August, and those not passing the exam may re-take it six months later. First-year students take basic vet erinary science courses, including anatomy, histology, pathology, physiology and pre-clinical studies. A videotape network permits them to witness animal autopsies broad cast into their classroom from the surgery areas. “When the classroom is not in use, a student can go on his free time and replay a videotape,” said Kurtz. Second year students learn ad vanced veterinary science and junior surgery. The first and second year classes are divided into two sections with about 70 students in each. In the third year of the program, students spend most of their time in clinical practice. Duty groups of four to eight people work in several clinics on a weekly basis, gaining experience in surgery, pathology, parasitology, public health and food hygiene, poultry disease and radiology. The groups spend five weeks in large animal clinics treating horses and cattle, and four weeks treating dogs and cats. Students on the ambulatory clinic leave at 6 a.m. for Texas Department of Corrections at Huntsville, giving free services to their cattle. Third-year students perform clin ical surgery under the supervision of instructors, and often assist in opera tions. “We have two kinds of practice: the out-patient clinic for local people to bring aninals for routine treat ment, and the referral clinic, where Dallas and Houston veterinarians refer animals for special treatment, ” said Shelton. The referral clinic gives services a private practitioner cannot render, and clients are charged average rates, said Kurtz;. Patients that stay overnight are charged $5 daily for feed and stall fees. A&M owns more than 100 horses and 300 head of cattle that are used for study in addition to patients brought in. Small animals used for dissection are purchased from deal ers, while large animals are often bought live at local auctions. THAT mACE 707 TEXAS PRECISION HAIR CUTTING FOR MEN AND WOMEN. ACROSS FROM A&M 846-6933 =o I 3715 ttiSf 29JW fi44'b77l CooponS YoiO. NOT ftccEJFTLP . Experimental drugs are never used on patients, but if an animal is donated to the school it can be used for research. “If the prognosis is that a donated animal will not live, we may use ex perimental drugs. If the animal sur vives, we return it to its owner,” said Kurtz. Students of the college publish “The Southwestern Veterinarian” magazine each trimester. They write, edit, photograph and draw for the magazine, which includes arti cles by A&M professors and costs $2 an issue. The College of Veterinary Medicine employs 140 faculty mem bers, 115 of whom work full time. “Most of our faculty have more than one degree,” said Shelton. There are about 30 full time faculty members who research cancer, thyroid and heart diseases, as well as Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis (VEE). WOODY GILPIN ’50 Dear Fellow Students and Local Citizens of Aggieland: We were raised in the shadows of Texas A&M Uni versity; went to school at A&M Consolidated; and then to TAMU. We urge you to support our favorite candi date, W. W. (Woody) Gilpin, A&M, Class of 1950, for Brazos County Commissioner, Precinct No. 3, in the May 1, Democratic Primary. Not only because he is our DAD but because he is the best qualified candidate, by education and experience. He fought for you in World War Sincerely, Lendon Gilpin, Class of ’74 Poi. Ad pd. for by l. & g. GHpin Gary Gilpin, Class of 76 Ibchnics by Panasonic NOW AVAILABLE IN COLLEGE STATION PASSPORT PHOTOS IN LIVING COLOR — INSTANTLY UNIVERSITY STUDIO 115 College Main • Northgate • 846-8019 Embrey's Jewelry Graduation Gift CROSS* SINCE 1B<46 sof t tip pens Classic design and tra ditional quality in Lus trous Chrome, Gold Filled or Sterling Silver. Handsomely gift pack aged. Free Engraving on all pens purchased at our store. SL-20 Turntable and Matching Tonearm. Belt-driven by DC motor with frequency generator servo- controlled circuits. Full size 12" platter, yet com pact overall size. Wow/flutter = 0.05% WRMS. Rumble = -65 dB (DIN B), -40 dB (DIN A). Frequency generator servo-controlled speed switching. 33-1/3 and 45 rpm speeds. High quality universal tonearm. Low-capacitance phono ca bles. Anti-skating. Viscous-damped cueing. Built- in audio insulators. Hinged, detachable dust cover. Under $100.00 u entg 3806-A Old College Rd. (Next to Triangle Bowl) 846-3517 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday Thursday & Friday 10:00-5:00 11:00-7:00 t/ -i 'tgbN \ A corsage for the Ring Dance. You’ve waited four years for this occasion make a corsage that’s worth the wait. We’ll y' ) "V /, l^etal I usher* 707 r 846-6713 /07 Texas Across from A&M Political Forum and The Brazos County Law Association present CAROL VANCE Houston District Attorney BRAZOS COUNTY LAW DAY Monday, May 3, 1976 Rudder Forum 8:30 p.m,