Exceeding Expectations

CVM student Ashley Smith conducts 500th surgery in mobile veterinary unit, with Dr. Phil Busby supervising.
Photo by Tom Thompson

December 5, 2022

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine student Ashley Smith of Alexander, Arkansas, conducts her 500th spay and neuter surgery in MSU's Mobile Veterinary Clinic as Professor Phil Bushby supervises. MSU DVM students far exceed the national average for number of surgeries conducted before graduation; however, Smith's love for shelter medicine and her passion for helping both pet owners and animals led her to strive for the extraordinary milestone. Read more at https://www.vetmed.msstate.edu/newsroom/2022/12/dvm-student-reaches-and-surpasses-impressive-surgery-goal.