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Heartworm society to conduct nationwide survey

June 20, 2008

San Antonio, Texas - The American Heartworm Society intends to survey more than 40,000 veterinary clinics and hospitals this summer to record the number of dogs diagnosed and treated for heartworm disease as part of the group's three-year plan to increase awareness heartworm awareness.

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New Web site provides free medication reminders

June 19, 2008

Greensboro, N.C. - Making sure patients get the full course of any take-home medications always is a concern. Now, a free new online tool can assist veterinary practices and their clients so pets get their medications on time.

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Ad campaign promotes veterinary care in northern Nevada

June 18, 2008

Reno, Nev. - Maddie's Fund launched a new campaign in northern Nevada to promote regular veterinarian visits.

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Some Missouri veterinary students to get loan relief

June 17, 2008

Columbia, Mo. - A program aimed at helping graduating veterinarians pay back student loans and addressing the shortage of rural veterinarians is getting under way at the University of Missouri's College of Veterinary Medicine.

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CSU prof shares award for racetrack-safety project

June 16, 2008

New York - Dr. Wayne McIlwraith, professor of surgery and director of the Orthopaedic Research Center at Colorado State University, was named a co-recipient of the second annual Elastikon Equine Research Award for his work on a project aimed at enhancing the safety of racetracks for horses.

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Dr. John Hadlock, DVM appointed to Colorado River Fair board of directors

June 15, 2008

Sacramento, Calif. - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made several state appointments, including veterinarian John Hadlock to the Colorado River Fair board of directors.

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AVMA offers new Web section on animal welfare

June 14, 2008

Shaumburg, Ill. - To help veterinarians and the public better understand animal-welfare issues, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) launched its first Web section devoted to animal-welfare information.

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VMAT awarded $200,000 to develop state-level program

June 13, 2008

Shaumburg, Ill. - The American Veterinary Medical Foundation will award $200,000 to the AVMA Veterinary Medical Assistance Team (VMAT) program for disaster preparedness and response at the state level.

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Calif. marine mammal center welcomes new leader

June 11, 2008

Sausalito, Calif. - The tide has changed at the Marine Mammal Center (MMC) in Sausalito, Calif., with the appointment of Jeff Boehm, DVM, as the new executive director.

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