Miranda Cochran Knight, D.V.M.

  • College: College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology
  • Department: Veterinary Science & Public Health Academic Department
  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Associated Majors and Graduate Programs: Veterinary Technology
  • knightm@fvsu.edu

MIRANDA COCHRAN KNIGHT       

EDUCATION

Large Animal Medical and Surgical Rotating Internship, 2004
University of Georgia – Athens, GA
P.O. Eric Mueller, Intern supervisor

Responsible for primary case management and emergency duty while gaining proficiency in lameness diagnostics, evaluation of acute abdomen, and minor surgical procedures.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 2003
Texas A&M University – College Station, TX
GPA:  3.826, Magna cum Laude

Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, 1999
University of Georgia – Athens, GA
GPA:  3.700, Magna cum Laude

WORK EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor
May 2015-Present                                              
Fort Valley State University – Fort Valley, GA

  • Tenure-track assistant professor with a primary teaching assignment.
  • Courses instructed include Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgery, Veterinary Pharmacology, Veterinary Nursing and Restraint, Hospital Procedures, and Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology
  • Coordinated both lecture and laboratory instruction for courses paired with a laboratory

Relief Veterinarian
Nov 2012-May 2015                            
Various Veterinary Clinics in Tampa, FL and Middle GA

Provided high quality, compassionate and complete veterinary services to clinics in the Tampa, Florida area followed by clinics in middle Georgia upon job relocation

Associate Veterinarian
May 2008-June 2012                                              
Case Veterinary Hospital – Savannah, GA

  • General practitioner in a 6 doctor, AAHA accredited, progressive practice focusing on providing the highest quality medical and surgical services to our patients and our clientele
  • One of the few veterinarians in the state of Georgia performing laparoscopic surgeries to include but not limited to ovariectomy, prophylactic gastropexy, cryptorchid castration, and liver biopsies

Veterinary Education Specialist 1
August 2006-February 2008                              
University of Georgia- Athens, GA

Supervised senior veterinary students in elective surgical procedures, primarily ovariohysterectomy, castration, and onchyectomy; coordinated rounds discussions with senior students on the topics of spay, neuter, declaw, and pyometra; Provided out-patient services for the Community Practice Clinic when not instructing surgery

Private Practice, Large Animal
July 2004-June 2006                         
Little Creek Veterinary Services – Madison, GA

Primary veterinarian in a 3 doctor practice responsible for lameness exams and radiogprahic interpretation, as well as performing the majority of distal limb ultrasonography. These responsibilities were in addition to all other aspects of large animal general practice such as reproductive management, medical colic treatment, pre-purchase evaluations, etc.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Laparoscopic Training
February 2010 and January 2012                            
Case Veterinary Hospital – Savannah, GA

  • One on one training in our hospital given by Dr. Clarence Rawlings, the founder of laparoscopic surgery in veterinary medicine
  • Gained experience in additional minimally invasive procedures such as laparoscopic assisted cystotomy, kidney biopsy, cystoscopy as well as further instruction in laparoscopic OVE and lap assisted gastropexy

Rigid and Flexible Endoscopic Training
January 2009           
North American Veterinary Conference – Orlando, FL

Wetlab teaching the principles and practical application of both flexible and rigid endoscopy in veterinary medicine. Learned the procedure of laparoscopic ovariectomy using both a double port and single port technique

Advanced Ultrasonography Clinic, Jean-Marie Denoix
June 2005             
Virginia Equine Imaging – Middleton, VA

Continuing education focused on imaging the hind limb of the horse, including the hock, stifle, and sacroiliac joints

Large Animal Intensive Care Technician
2000-2002                            
Texas A&M University – College Station, TX

Co-Chairman, SCAAEP Wetlab
2002                                                      
Texas A&M University – College Station, TX

  • Coordinated the 2002 annual AAEP wetlab which provided veterinary medicine students with hands on experience in thirteen different areas of equine medicine and surgery
  • Responsible for organizing cadaver specimens as well as live instruction animals used in labs that included topics of laparoscopy, exploratory laparotomy, ultrasonograpy, endoscopy, field anesthesia, lameness evaluation, colic work-up, and arthroscopy

Theriogenology Research Assistant
2000                                                 
Texas A&M University – College Station, TX

  • Analyzed the interactions of seminal plasma, different semen extenders, and numerous preparation techniques to determine the effects on semen characteristics and fertility following cooled storage
  • Collected stallions and assessed semen quality based on motility and morphologic characteristics
  • Proficient at estrous synchronization and artificial insemination techniques, as well as semen preparation and proper handling procedures for cooled storage
  • Honed clinical skills, such as ultrasonography and rectal palpation, used to assess stages in the reproductive cycle

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS RECEIVED

  • 2008-2012 Greater Savannah Veterinary Medical Association
  • 2008-2017 Georgia Veterinary Medical Association
  • 1999-2017 American Veterinary Medical Association
  • 1999-2007 American Association of Equine Practitioners
  • 2004 Outstanding House Officer Award, Large Animal Medicine and Surgery, University of Georgia
  • 2003 Ross P. Marsteller Award for interest, proficiency, and promise in large animal medicine, Texas A&M University
  • 2002 Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society, Texas A&M University
  • 2002 AQHA Excellence in Equine/Agricultural Involvement Scholarship, Texas A&M University
  • 2001-2002 Recipient of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Academic Scholarship, Texas A&M University

REFERENCES

  • Carla Case McCorvey, DVM, Owner of Case Veterinary Hospital, Savannah, GA
  • Lisa Yackel, CVPM Case Veterinary Hospital, Savannah, GA
  • O. Eric Mueller, DVM, PhD, Diplomat ACVS, Department of Large Animal Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • Amelia Woolums, DVM, MVSc, PhD, Diplomat ACVIM, Diplomat ACVM, Department of Large Animal Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • LeRoy, B.E., Knight, M.C., Eggleston, R., Torres-Velez, F., Harmon, B.G., “What is your diagnosis: Tail-base mass from a ‘horse of a different color’,” Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 34:  69-71, 2005.
  • Rigby, S.L., Brinsko, S.P., Cochran, M., Blanchard, T.L., Love, C.C., Varner, D.D., “Advances in cooled semen technologies: seminal plasma and semen extender,” Animal Reproduction Science, 68 (3-4):  171-80, 3, 2001.