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AAVMC names 2021 Billy E. Hooper Award winner

This annual award is given to an individual whose leadership and vision have had an invaluable effect on veterinary academics and the profession as a whole.

New study to examine effect of therapy dogs during pediatric ER visits

Research funded by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute and Pet Partners will evaluate the impact of therapy dog visits on anxiety in children receiving emergency care. 

PetSmart Charities commits $10 million to tackle pet food insecurity

The organization’s mission is to keep pets and their owners together during these unprecedented times, thus avoiding rehousing or relinquishing of animals to shelters.

Dogs to screen fans for COVID-19 at Miami Heat games

The Miami Heat announced that COVID-19 detection canines will screen fans at all home games. Anyone who’s allergic or afraid of dogs will be offered a rapid antigen test.

Cats may increase empathy and decrease anxiety among children with autism

A recent study suggests that shelter cat adoption may be beneficial to both children with autism spectrum disorder and their parents.