Penn Vet Working Dog Conference 2018 - Amanda Biddlecome and Kris Murray

Saturday, April 21, 2018

On April 20, Amanda and Kris traveled to Philadelphia, PA to present research at the Penn Vet Working Dog Conference. Amanda submitted an application for a poster presentation spot at this conference in the fall and was awarded the honor of presenting a 10-minute PowerPoint presentation in front of the entire conference. While there, Amanda and Kris met many professionals that work in various sectors of the working dog field. They got to discuss the ins and outs of the different sectors and hear about how other groups function and do their jobs as well as hear the latest developments within some of the fields. They presented on April 21 to an audience of about 250 people. Some questions were posed to Amanda and Kris, so they had the opportunity to elaborate in numerous ways on what the research entailed and what the implications are now that it has been completed. Both Amanda and Kris had a fantastic time and are so thankful to Dr. Jones for introducing them to the conference and to the Penn Vet Working Dog Conference for allowing them to present. They are also extremely grateful for the funding that they received for their trip from the Clemson University AVS department and the Clemson University Creative Inquiries department.  

Journal Club- Morgan Houde 

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Monday, January 29, 2018

First journal club of the spring semester, and all of the members were eager to see each other again. All of the team members gave an update on their research, including Michael, who was able to Skype into the meeting. Morgan presented an article by D. Reynolds entitled "Lumbosacral foraminal ratios and areas using MRI in medium-sized dogs." After the article was presented, the research team analyzed the article by picking out the strong and weak points. Everyone also enjoyed some delicious snacks and was able to catch up after the long winter break.  

Dr. Andrew Worth's Visit 

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Dr. Andrew Worth BVSc, MANZCVS(Radiology), PGDipVCS, FANZCVS(SA Surgery) is an associate professor at Massey University, who has multiple publications dealing with canine lumbosacral intervertebral neuroforamina. Dr. Worth visited Clemson University and met with the research team to discuss projects and trade ideas. With his experpertise, he was able to give multiple members assistance with their projects and provide a different perspective. After meeting, Dr. Worth and the research team went to lunch at Sole on the Green, and the research team was able to ask Dr. Worth more questions and learn about New Zealand. Following lunch, Dr. Worth was able to see some of the campus and continued meeting with other research members and faculty. The research team then treated Dr. Worth to a Clemson tradition, The Esso Club, where Dr. Worth was able to gain a true Clemson experience. Finally, Dr. Worth gave a wonderful presentation to the Pre-Vet Club, where he was presented with a Clemson Pre-Vet sweatshirt to commemorate his trip. The research team is so grateful that Dr. Worth was able to take the time out of his busy schedule to assist with projects and provide the team with invaluable knowledge.    

ACVR 2017 Conference Phoenix, Arizona- Carolyn Hynes and Dr. Jones

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Wednesday, October 16- Saturday, October 21, 2017 

Dr. Jeryl Jones and Carolyn Hynes traveled to Phoenix, Arizona to visit the 2017 ACVR (American College of Veterinary Radiology) Annual Scientific Conference. Carolyn presented her abstract poster at the conference and Dr. Jones gave a presentation about updates in publishing and peer review. Dr. Jones enjoyed seeing old friends. Carolyn enjoyed meeting and hearing the opinions of established professionals from a variety of veterinary fields. 

Holland Military Working Dog Hospital - Dr. Jeryl Jones

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Wednesday, July 26,2017 - Saturday, July 19, 2017 

Dr. Jeryl Jones is visiting the Holland Military Working Dog Veterinary Hospital. She is there to collect data for future student projects. Dr. Jones also displayed Samantha and Tina's poster on "Comparison of Canine Lumbosacral Angle Measurement Techniques for Standardized Flexion and Extension Positions Using Computed Tomography" at the hospital, which received many positive comments! 

Undergraduate Research Summary Report - Sara Beeland

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Sara completed an undergraduate research report that summarizes her findings under Dr. Jones's research laboratory. The question Sara set out to answer was "Has there been an increase in degenerative lumbosacral and coccygeal vertebral disease in Pointers and Setters during the past 10 years?" Sara investigated her question with Dr. Jeryl Jones, Dr. Charlie Timmerman, and Dr. William Bridges all of which assisted her with collecting and analyzing data.  

Research Summary Report 

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)- Tina Rowland

USC Logo

Thursday, June 1, 2017 

We are excited to announce that Tina Rowland has accepted a position at the University of South Carolina as IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) Coordinator.  Her primary responsibilities include reading, evaluating, and processing reviews of proposals for biomedical and field research.  She feels that her undergraduate and graduate research experiences at Clemson will give her an advantage in her new position.  With her loyalties divided, we know game days in the future may be difficult but we wish her the best at her new position.  

Journal Club Meeting - Sara Beeland

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Tuesday, April 28, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Sara presented an article on "Coccygeal Muscle Injury in English Pointers (Limber Tail)". Sara did a wonderful job at explaining the journal article that she had chosen, as well as provided pictures to indicate the limber tail symptoms that the article was talking about. Then, everyone enjoyed some pizza and talked about the progression of their research projects.  We also said goodbye and good luck to our graduating seniors, Sara and Kate, and graduate student, Michael. 

IWDC 2017 Banff, Alberta, Canada- Sara Beeland and Michael Carnevale

IWDC 2017- Sara BeelandSunday, April 2, 2017 - Thursday, April 6, 2017

Michael Carnevale and Sara Beeland got to travel to the International Working Dog Conference in Banff at the beginning of April. This conference had delegates representing 20 different countries across the globe. These delegates included veterinarians, geneticists, behaviorists, working dog trainers, students, and more. Michael gave a talk on his research, while Sara Beeland presented a poster on hers. Sara Beeland's project on sacroiliac joint disease in a variety of species sparked conversations with many different people involved in the working dog world. This conference gave them the opportunity to build connections with people from all over the world, as well as gain a lot more knowledge about issues and advancements in these industries. This was definitely an incredible opportunity that will benefit these students in the years to come. 

 Journal Club Meeting - Amanda Biddlecome

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Amanda presented an article on "Pathoanatomical characteristics of clinical lumbar spinal stenosis". This was Amanda's first time presenting an article at journal club and she did a wonderful job. She made sure to touch on the most important points of the article to help everyone understand the material. 

Journal Club Meeting - Michael Carnevale

Journal Club members 2.28.17Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Michael presented an article on "three-dimensional movements of the pelvis and the lumbar intervertebral joints in walking and trotting dogs." Michael explained the written content and the visual diagrams of the article very well, so everyone could understand this unique paper. 

Journal Club Meeting - Carolyn Hynes

Dani and Carolyn eating pizzaTuesday, January 31, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Carolyn presented an article on Medical student preferences for self-directed study sources in gross anatomy. The article compared pre-clinical and clinical students opinions.  Everyone ate pizza while Carolyn talked about the interesting article. 

Journal Club Meeting - Sara Beeland

Dani and Michael setting up a cameraMonday, November 21, 2016 at 5:30PM

Sara presented an article on the imaging findings in dogs with caudal intervertebral disc herniation. Everyone enjoyed pizza while Sara spoke about her thoughts on the journal article. We also took a new group picture to incorporate the new members of the research team. 

Journal Club Meeting - Samantha Sanders

Michael Carnevale Fall 2016 Journal ClubMonday, October 24, 2016 at 5:30PM

Samantha presented an article on a radiographic survey of the lumbosacral spine of normal dogs and dogs with degenerative lumbosacral stenosis.

ACVR 2016 Conference Orlando, Florida- Samantha Sanders, Tina Rowland, and Dr. Jones

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - Friday, October 21,2016

ACVR Conference 2016 Samantha Sanders

Dr. Jeryl Jones, Samantha Sanders, and Tina Rowland traveled to Orlando, Florida to visit the 2016 ACVR Annual Scientific Conference. Samantha and Tina presented their abstract poster at the conference. They also enjoyed meeting and hearing the opinions of established professionals in a variety of veterinary fields.  

 Journal Club Meeting - Michael Carnevale

Michael Carnevale Fall 2016 Journal ClubMonday, September 12, 2016 at 5:30PM

Michael presented an article on the loading properties of sacro-iliac joint in dogs.

EVDI 2016 Wroclaw, Poland Conference - Dr. Jeryl Jones

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Saturday, September 3, 2016 

EVDI Conference

Dr. Jeryl Jones traveled to Wroclaw, Poland after being invited to attend and speak at the Annual European Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (EVDI) Meeting. The European Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Association and European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging held the conference in the beautiful Wroclaw Opera House this year.  The conference allowed attendees to experience state of the art lectures and scientific reports. These reports covered fields of veterinary diagnostic imaging such as magnetic resonance imaging, computer tomography, and nuclear medicine in large, small, and exotic animals. The growing conference attracted over 250 radiologists, students, and diagnostic imaging residents from all parts of the world.  Dr. Jones delivered an invited keynote lecture on “Manuscript publishing and peer review tips.” She had a wonderful time hearing from the other EVDI speakers and meeting local veterinary practitioners, which allowed her to continue to expand her knowledge of diagnostic imaging.  A special surprise was given at the end of the conference when attendees were treated to a selection of songs performed by two of the opera company members.

Journal Club Meeting - Tina Rowland

Journal Club meeting August 22ndMonday, August 22, 2016 at 5:30PM

The research team welcomed Dani-Irene Chaney and Carolyn Hynes to their first journal club meeting.  Tina presented an equine exercise article analysis to the group while they dined on pizza and Meena’s homemade pie. 

Abstract Acceptance - Samantha Sanders and Tina Rowland

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Congratulations to Samantha and Tina for their abstract acceptance!  They will each present a poster at the joint American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) and Veterinary Cancer Society 2016 Annual Scientific Conference in Orlando, Florida in October.

Computed Tomography Scans at Upstate Veterinary Specialists

Upstate Veterinary Specialists Sheep ScanMonday, June 20, 2016 at 8AM

For an exciting collaboration between engineering and animal science, Dr. Jones, Michael, and Tina went with Dr. Fei Peng, Jincheng Lei, and Yuzhe Hong to Upstate Veterinary Specialists of Greenville, South Carolina.  They worked with Michelle Rice to scan two sheep. 


Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Trip hosted by Josh Tan-Michael Carnevale

Michael- Josh Tan

Monday, May 16, 2016 to Friday, May 20, 2016

Michael Carnevale had the opportunity to travel to Wake Forest Baptist Center and visit with Josh Tan, MS, Medical Imaging Engineer/Analyst Programmer. The purpose of his trip was to learn different software and techniques that he could implement into his MS research project that he is currently working on. Some of the software that he was taught included; TerRecon (AquariusNetCleint and Aquarius iNtuition Viewer), OsiriX, Horos, Mimics, 3-Matic, 3D Slicer, and Image J. While there, Michael also had the opportunity to meet Joel Stitzel, a chair and professor in biomedical engineering, and got to tour his lab and equipment. 

Virginia Tech Regenerative Medicine IGEP Visit-Tina Rowland

Tina Rowland - Regenerative Medicine Virginia Tech 2016

Friday, May 6, 2016 to Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Dr. Linda Dahlgren of Virginia Tech’s Regenerative Medicine Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program (IGEP) graciously hosted Tina Rowland as part of an Advanced Laboratory Techniques course.  Tina worked with Dr. Dahlgren and her graduate students as well as Dr. Will Eyestone and his graduate students to expand her knowledge of molecular and cellular biology.  Ms. Rowland also had the honor of attending the 3rd Annual IGEP Retreat where the program’s graduate students presented their current research.  Tina greatly appreciated the opportunity and would like to thank Dr. Jones and Dr. Dahlgren for making the visit possible.

Dr. Timmerman Pointer Project - Sara Beeland

Dr. Timmerman pointer projectSunday, May 15, 2016

Dr. Timmerman created a list of pointers and setters that had radiographs taken of the lower abdominal and/or lumbosacral region within the past 10 years. Sara looked up the radiographs of each patient and saved them to a flash drive to later upload into OsiriX. Sara also recorded the date of examination for each radiograph, the age of the dog during the examination, breed, sex, and weight. This information was brought back to the lab and uploaded into the computer for further analysis.

Graduation - Meena Mukherjee

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 4PM

Congratulations to Meena for becoming Dr. Mukherjee!  All your hard work and dedication have paid off!

Journal Club Meeting - Sara Beeland

Sara Journal Club photograph

Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 5:30PM

Sara presented an article analysis to the lab group.  The team dined on pizza and Meena's homemade mango bread pudding.

Practice Defense - Meena Mukherjee

Meena Practice Defense Photograph

Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 5:00PM

The lab team watched as Meena Mukherjee practiced her Doctoral defense. Meena did a fantastic job summarizing her research!

Penn Vet Working Dog Conference - Dr. Jones

Jones at Penn Vet Conference

Friday-Monday, April 8-11, 2016

Dr. Jones visited the Penn Vet Working Dog Conference as a grant development opportunity.



End of the Semester Party 

Christmas 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015 at 3PM

The members of Dr. Jones' research team celebrated the end of the semester together with pizza and Meena's homemade apple pie cheesecake.

Dr. Meade Visit

Meade Visit

Thursday and Friday, October 29-30, 2015

Dr. Jean Meade visited Clemson University to give a discussion on, "Undergraduate courses in dog training and research on the benefit of service dogs for veterans with mental health disorders."  Our lab group had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Meade to discuss current and future research ideas.


Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Visit - Tina Rowland

Dog Statue Image from VMRCVM

Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at 9:30 AM 

Tina Rowland visited the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine for a muscle dissection with Dr. Larry Freeman. The insight gained regarding muscle anatomy will be an invaluable part of Tina’s research.