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CVM’s Thorne, Buckaloo Honored by
Missouri Veterinary Medical Association

Missouri Veterinary Medical Association members named University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine professor emeritus Dr. James Thorne as Veterinarian of the Year. The announcement was made during the veterinary organization’s 121st convention awards banquet. The gathering took place Jan. 18-20, 2013, in Kansas City. The MVMA Board of Directors selects the Veterinarian of the Year based on the candidate’s contributions to their community, their state, and to people whose lives they have touched.

Thorne is also an alumnus of MU and the College of Veterinary Medicine having earned a bachelor of science degree in agriculture in 1960 and doctor of veterinary medicine as a member of the CVM Class of 1961. He went on to complete a PhD in physiology at the University of Georgia and earn a master of preventive veterinary medicine degree at the University of California–Davis.

He worked in private practice beginning in 1961 at the Green Hills Animal Hospital in Marceline, Mo. He was also director of veterinary services for the U.S. Veterinary Corps at Bergstrom Air Force Base in Austin, Texas, and worked for a time at the Wellsville Animal Clinic, in Wellsville, Mo. He became an instructor at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Medicine and Surgery in 1969 before being named a research associate in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, and in 1972, a veterinary medical resident in physiology and pharmacology.

In 1974, he came to the MU College of Veterinary Medicine as an associate professor in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. He served as the director of Veterinary Continuing Education and Extension from 1982 to 1988 while concurrently earning his MPMV at UC-Davis. Since 1988, he has served as a clinical epidemiologist at the CVM. Thorne also serves as an advisor and sponsor of the CVM Mule Club, traveling with club members and the Mule Team to events throughout the state as goodwill ambassadors.

CVM adjunct faculty member Dr. George Buckaloo was also honored during the MVMA convention. Buckaloo, who serves as the director of Mizzou Animal Cancer Care in Wentzville, was chosen as the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award presented by the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association Foundation. Buckaloo was chosen for the honor in recognition of more than 20 years of service to the organization, expanding its mission of public education and charitable giving. Buckaloo has been a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association since 1972 and a member of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association since 1976. He has served on the board of directors for the Missouri Veterinary Medical Foundation since 1988.

Buckaloo is a 1972 graduate of the MU College of Veterinary Medicine. He began his career at the Care Animal Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill. In 1976, he returned to Missouri and become first a partner and then the owner of the Crysler Animal Hospital in Independence. He sold his veterinary practice in 2007, remaining with the animal hospital part time as an employee. He joined the MU College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 to operate Mizzou Animal Cancer Care, a satellite facility for the MU Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. The facility offers radiation therapy to cats and dogs referred there for treatment by their regular veterinarians.

Missouri Veterinary Medical Association members named University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine alumnus Dr. James Thorne (left) as Veterinarian of the Year. The announcement was made during the MVMA’s 121st convention held Jan. 18-20, 2013, in Kansas City. Thorne is congratulated by Dr. Craig Payne (center), MVMA president-elect; and Dr. James Schuessler, MVMA president.

 

Dr.  James Thorne is pictured with members of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine Mule Club. Thorne, an advisor and sponsor of the club, has spent countless hours traveling the state, driving the mule team and serving as a goodwill ambassador for the College. He was named the Missouri Veterinarian Association Veterinarian of the Year.

 

Dr. George Buckaloo, Mizzou Animal Cancer Care director, was chosen as the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award presented by the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association Foundation. The award was given during the MVMA’s 121st convention held Jan. 18-20, 2013, in Kansas City. Buckaloo was chosen for the honor in recognition of more than 20 years of service to the organization, expanding its mission of public education and charitable giving. Dr. Mac Wilt presented Buckaloo’s award.

 

The Veterinary Business Management Association sponsored a speed networking session during the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association convention. College of Veterinary Medicine fourth-year student Daniel Tappmeyer participated in the round-robin forum that allowed students to meet with practicing veterinarians.

 

Several MU College of Veterinary Medicine faculty members presented continuing education workshops during the MVMA convention. Dr. Tony Mann, professor, director of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, and chief of the Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery Service at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, presented a session on “Suture Selection for Soft Tissue.”

 

Dr. Kim Selting, MU College of Veterinary Medicine associate teaching professor in the Small Animal Medicine Oncology Section presented two continuing education sessions during the MVMA convention: “The Glowing Dog and Cat: Debunking the Myths about Radiation Therapy,” and “Current Clinical Trials in Veterinary Oncology: Opportunities for the Forward-Thinking Pet Owner.”

 

Dr. Dusty Nagy, assistant teaching professor in Food Animal and Surgery at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, presented “Current Issues in Small Ruminant and Camelid Medicine,” during the MVMA convention.

 

Dr. Jeffrey Bryan, associate professor at MU College of Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Oncology Section chief, director of the Comparative Oncology Laboratory and interim director of the Scott Endowed Program in Veterinary Oncology presented the topics, “What’s New for Lymphoma?” and “Urinary Tract Tumors,” during the MVMA convention.

 


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