Welcome to the CVM Class of 2022!


Welcome, CVM Class of 2022! And Welcome Back, Everyone!

Check out the Zalk Library Guide for VM-1s and 2s.

Here, you’ll find the basics of how the library operates and information on the resources we have available for you.

You’ll especially want to check out our list of Core Textbooks and our guide to Veterinary eBooks.



Friendly Reminders to Start Off the New Year:

  • The library is often the only quiet space in the building. Respect your classmate’s need for a quiet study area…don’t make us shush you.
    • The library is especially busy / crowded until White Coat in October.
  • Drinks in covered containers allowed. “Snack” foods allowed (think things that come out of a vending machine). “Meals”/messy/smelly/noisy food not allowed — really, eat your lunch in the Zou.
  • Keep it clean. If you do spill something, please let us know right away.
  • Don’t leave your stuff unattended.
  • Always have your badge on you.

Most importantly, we are here to help you succeed in vet school. Don’t hesitate to ask us a question.

Team Zalk
Kate Anderson (left): Librarian IV & Head. Ask Kate about searching the literature.
Laura Buck (center): Library Specialist, Sr. Ask Laura about circulation and reserves.
Sue Giger (right): Library Specialist. Ask Sue about InterLibrary Loan and Document Delivery.

Actually, ask any of us anything!

Recent CVM Publications (August update)

2 August 2018

Below are College of Veterinary Medicine publications added to the Scopus database in the last 30 days.

PubMed Collection of MU CVM Publications 2018

Congratulations to all the recently published authors!

Journal Articles

Schenk AP, Mann FA, Middleton JR, Aeschlimann KA. Evaluation of leak pressure and closure time for double-layer esophagotomy closure with an interrupted or a continuous suture pattern. American Journal of Veterinary Research. 2018;79(7):787-91. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.79.7.787. PubMed PMID: 29943630.

Melendez P, Poock SE, Pithua P, Pinedo P, Manriquez D, Moore SG, Neal JD, Taylor JF. Genome-wide study to detect single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with visceral and subcutaneous fat deposition in Holstein dairy cows. Animal. 2018:1-8. Epub 2018/07/03. doi: 10.1017/S1751731118001519. PubMed PMID: 29961431.

Johnson SA, Ellersieck MR, Rosenfeld CS. Hypothalamic gene expression changes in F1 California mice (Peromyscus californicus) parents developmentally exposed to bisphenol A or ethinyl estradiol. Heliyon. 2018;4(6):e00672. Epub 2018/07/14. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2018.e00672. PubMed PMID: 30003164; PMCID: PMC6039852. Open Access article

Binkley J, Bukoski AD, Doty J, Crane M, Barnes SL, Quick JA. Surgical simulation: markers of proficiency. Journal of Surgical Education. 2018. Epub 2018/07/10. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2018.05.018. PubMed PMID: 29983346.

Nafe LA, Grobman ME, Masseau I, Reinero CR. Aspiration-related respiratory disorders in dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2018;253(3):292-300. doi: 10.2460/javma.253.3.292. PubMed PMID: 30020014.

Meijer BJ, Wielenga MCB, Hoyer PB, Amos-Landgraf JM, Hakvoort TBM, Muncan V, Heijmans J, van den Brink GR. Colorectal tumor prevention by the progestin medroxyprogesterone acetate is critically dependent on postmenopausal status. Oncotarget. 2018;9(55):30561-7. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.25703.

Sheridan MA, Balaraman V, Schust DJ, Ezashi T, Michael Roberts R, Franz AWE. African and Asian strains of Zika virus differ in their ability to infect and lyse primitive human placental trophoblast. PloS One. 2018;13(7). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0200086. PubMed PMID: 29985932; PMCID: PMC6037361Open Access article

Rosenfeld CS, Javurek AB, Johnson SA, Lei Z, Sumner LW, Hess RA. Seminal fluid metabolome and epididymal changes after antibiotic treatment in mice. Reproduction. 2018;156(1):1-10. Epub 2018/04/26. doi: 10.1530/REP-18-0072. PubMed PMID: 29692359.

Hart ML, Ericsson AC, Lloyd KCK, Grimsrud KN, Rogala AR, Godfrey VL, Nielsen JN, Franklin CL. Development of outbred CD1 mouse colonies with distinct standardized gut microbiota profiles for use in complex microbiota targeted studies. Scientific Reports. 2018;8(1):10107. Epub 2018/07/06. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-28448-0. PubMed PMID: 29973630; PMCID: PMC6031694. Open Access article


Book Chapter

Laughlin HM, Olver DT. Mechanisms of adaptation of the coronary circulation to exercise/exercise training. In: Exercise and Sports Cardiology. Vol. 1: Cardiac Adaptation and Environmental Stress During Exercise. Eds. Thompson PD, Fernandez AB. World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.; 2018. pp. 87-115. doi: 10.1142/q0045.


The Zalk Veterinary Medical Library is always happy to highlight CVM Faculty Research!
Did we miss anything? Please let Kate know.

Team Zalk: Meet Slipper!

Meet the pets! A look at the team behind Team Zalk!

Name: Slipper

Breed: Felis catus. I am a Domestic Black Shorthair.

Age: I was born in the Spring of 2017, so I am 1 year old.

Sibling: Reg

How I came to live with my human: I was adopted by my human from Boone County Animal Care on April 30th, 2018.

Likes: Belly rubs from my human. Sleeping in my cat beds. Eating. Being combed & petted. Sitting next to my human on the couch & sometimes on her lap. The garden windows are my favorite. Reg and I like laying in them together or we will watch the birds together. I am very vocal at feeding time & when I desire attention.

Dislikes: Any sudden & loud noises especially the vacuum cleaner. Too many humans. Being picked up and held, but I may get used to it.

What I do with most of my day: I love playing with my big brother Reg. We chase each other around the house and wrestle. He is older so he politely lets me know when he’s had enough. Dragging out all of the cat toys from the cat tower and playing with them. I don’t know why my human bothers picking them up and putting them away. I’m just going to get them all out again. Sleep.

My human: Laura Buck

Zalk Library Summer Hours: June 30 – August 19

Zalk Library Summer Hours: June 30 – August 19

Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

We will also be closed on Wednesday, July 4th.

University Libraries Hours

Zalk Library: New Books!

Check out the latest additions to the Zalk Veterinary Medical Library!

We take requests!

Want the library to purchase a book for your teaching or research? Email Kate.


Team Zalk: Meet the Pets!

Meet the team behind Team Zalk!

Cats, dogs, a rabbit, and a parrot. Oh, how we love our fur/feather-babies! They bring such joy into our lives — how could we not share their fabulousness?

Kate wants you to Meet Trixie!

Laura wants you to Meet Reg! Meet Slipper! And Thank You, Stitch.

Sue wants you to Meet Dexter!  Meet Abu!  Meet Shadow! Meet Jessie!


A special shout-out to UTK Libraries for the inspiration. #UTKPets