California spays 100,000 and counting
Alameda, Calif. - The joint efforts of the California Veterinary Medical Association, 1,042 veterinarians in California and a $5.6 million grant from the Maddie's Fund, have resulted in the spaying and neutering of 100,000 feral cats.
Iams adds home delivery option to portfolio
Dayton, Ohio - The Iams Company has launched a service that will allow veterinarians to directly place and control home delivery orders.
Poll supports pets in heaven
Los Angeles - An ABCNews/Beliefnet poll reveals that 43 percent of Americans believe pets are heaven-bound (40 percent do not, 17 percent were unsure.)
Pharmacia campaigns for education
Boston - Pharmacia Animal Health is underscoring its commitment to the companion animal segment of the veterinary market with the HEAL program (Help Educate Animal Lovers).
Skeptics growl over dog translator
Tokyo - A Japanese gadget claiming to interpret emotionally-charged "barks" has a veterinary behaviorist trying to translate its authenticity.
New trends and technologies in heartworm prevention
Dr. Byron Blagburn takes a look at the advancements made in heartworm prevention and the impact they have made.
Warning: Anesthesia may cause allergic reaction in canines
Madison, Wis. - University of Wisconsin researchers think they might have the answer to why some dogs die after receiving anesthesia for surgery.
Pet food aims to make canine cognitive dysfunction a distant memory
London - Scientists at the Waltham Center for Pet Nutrition have engineered a new pet food that could reduce the rates of canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome or "doggy Alzheimer's," cancer and other age-related diseases in animals.
CSU renames pet loss program; assigns director
Fort Collins, Colo. - Colorado State University's (CSU) pet loss support program, Changes: Support for People and Pets, has been renamed The Family Support Service.
International congress chair balks at 'needless' cosmetic pet surgery
Vancouver, B.C. - In his opening remarks, an international animal welfare chair poked jabs at cosmetic surgery practices in the U.S. and Canada that are willfully defended by kennel clubs, dog shows, breeders and pet owners.
Swerving toward the ditch
Building confidence has its harrowing moments whether learning to drive or doing belly C-section
Ferrets may gain free rein in California
Sacramento, Calif.-Although ferrets may live peaceably in most other states, California officials hands a $1,000 fine to any daring ferret owner they catch in the state.
Caribbean nonprofit funds stray handling
St. Lucia-The International Veterinary Assistance Inc., a volunteer-led nonprofit group of veterinarians organized in May, has earmarked more than $60,000 in veterinary resources of its volunteers to promote stray animal management on the Caribbean island here.
Study shows safety of cancer drug for dogs
New Haven, Conn.-Initial results of a study of dogs with advanced cancers that were treated with intravenous doses of Vion Tapet} vector indicate anti-tumor response in 24 percent of cases, according to Mario Sznol, M.D., Vion vice president of clinical affairs.
New training center unveils plethora of opportunities for veterinarians interested in root of oral complications
Clocktower makes time for animals, owners
Bill Swartz, DVM, builds his small animal practice on service
AAHA spotlights five DVMs
San Antonio, Texas-The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) honored five DVMs at its 68th annual meeting here.
Oncology center opens in Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich.-The Animal Cancer and Imaging Center, based in Rochester Hills, Mich., was expected to open an 8,000 sq. ft. cancer center here, July 1.
State senate cracks down on pet cruelty
Minneapolis-The Minnesota Senate passed a bill that would deem it a felony-level offense for anyone to intentionally torture or kill pet animals.
K-State lab site devoted to DNA registry
Manhattan, Kansas-Veterinarian Brad Fenwick at Kansas State University (KSU) plans to better acquaint himself with the DNA of about 8,000 racing greyhounds over the next several years.
UF DVMs help dog catch a snooze
Gainesville, Fla.- Veterinarians at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine (UF) aimed to reverse a dog's violent sleep disorder after successfully treating it with seizure medication.
Pet nutrition service offered
Lansdale, Pa.-Veterinary colleges nationwide now have the opportunity to purchase a license to a comprehensive database of companion animal nutritional data and research.
UW veterinarians develop hip solution
Madison, Wis.-A team at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine has ironed out a technique to alleviate the pain and poor conformation of hip dysplasia in dogs, the school reports.
Researchers see eye to eye on gene therapy
Ithaca, N.Y.-A new treatment that applies gene therapy to dogs blinded by an inherited retinal degenerative disease has proven successful, according to Cornell University researchers.
Have ophthalmologist? Will hire
Fruitful business faces drought when trying to harvest new recruits
What does it mean to be humane?
Confusion and misunderstanding often occur when two people attempt to communicate using two different languages.
Incoming AAHA president
Dr. Michael Thomas weighs in on time, pain management, c.e., teamwork
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