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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2008
This high-profile forensic veterinarian investigates animal cruelty cases, which no one wants to see. But she says she finds the work satisfying because "I am giving the animal a voice."
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Dec 01, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
Denver — Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) leaders plan to gather soon to consider enacting broad-based ani mal-welfare principles. The draft prin ciples, developed by a task force earlier this year, are not species-specific, officials say. n
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 01, 2007
A leader in shelter medicine, Dr. Miller cares for the underserved, often-forgotten animals and trains others to follow in her footsteps. She says a good veterinarian "doesn't lose sight of doing what is right for the patient even though it isn't always possible."
Oct 05, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
Fort Collins, Colo. -- He's been preaching about pain management for more than a decade. CSU ethicist Bernard Rollin found a choir with the release of AAHA and AAFP guidelines.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2007
Veterinarians have an obligation to protect the health of all animals.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2007
Although it is obvious to veterinarians that a Border collie and a 96-year-old woman likely make a poor pet-owner match, it may not be obvious to a potential owner who has never been around Border collies. Indeed, one reason healthy animals wind up in shelters, says Gail Golab, PhD, DVM, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) interim director for animal welfare, is because people "acquire a pet with an expectation the pet doesn't fulfill."
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2007
Shelters can adopt out only so many animals, says Kate Hurley, DVM, MPVM, director of the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at the University of California, Davis. So the biggest impact on euthanasia numbers will be on the intake side of the equation, not the adoption side.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2007
On a hot Sunday morning in July, J.C. Burcham, DVM, and a colleague neuter 79 cats at a local animal welfare organization. Dr. Burcham, who practices in a large veterinary hospital in Olathe, Kan., knows firsthand about relinquishment and euthanasia.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2007
Misbehaving is the most dangerous thing a companion animal can do.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2007
To effectively satisfy the rising demand for better preventive healthcare programs and veterinary services for shelter animals, veterinarians must understand the mission and goal of animal shelters and the resources available to them.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2007
During the early days of television, a basset hound named Cleo popularized that formerly exotic breed.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2007
Although the statistics vary, estimates suggest that three to four million animals are euthanized in U.S. animal shelters every year.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
Increasing numbers of veterinarians could find themselves drawn into the jaws of dog-fighting investigations -- to provide expert testimony, treat injured animals or both -- if the violent activity continues to escalate as it has recently, especially in urban areas.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2007
New York—The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is partnering with animal-welfare and community organizations in a nationwide effort to improve the quality of animal treatment and care.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
This bioethicist and philosophy professor is on a mission to improve the lives of all animals and emphasizes communication as key in this process. "People skills can make the difference between life and death for an animal."