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Bird-flu research continues with $5 million grant

June 5, 2008

College Park, Md. - The University of Maryland-College Park will continue its bird-flu research with the help of a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Tufts study predicts worsening veterinarian shortage by 2014

June 5, 2008

June 5, 2008
North Grafton, Mass. - A new study released yesterday predicts a continued shortage of veterinarians in New England.

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Animal rescuers attend conference on disaster preparedness

June 4, 2008

Sacramento, Calif. - Animal emergency response specialists, veterinarians and disaster rescue volunteers are meeting at Sacramento's Doubletree Hotel June 3-6 for the National Conference on Animals in Disaster.

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Oregon Veterinary Board opens door for euthanasia training

June 3, 2008

Portland, Ore. - The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board has put into effect a temporary rule to allow shelter staffers to receive euthanasia training and testing through October from board-approved vendors or veterinarians.

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Three specialty hospitals form partnership

June 2, 2008

Tampa, Fla. - Three veterinary specialty hospitals from different parts of the country merged under a new partnership known as BluePearl Veterinary Partners, the principals of which say they will offer a new paradigm in veterinary medicine.

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AVMA to create educational podcasts for pet owners

May 29, 2008

Schaumburg, Ill. - The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will create a new series of podcasts for pet owners. It's the association's latest effort to inform the public about issues related to pet health, public health and veterinary medicine.

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$24 million settlement filed in pet-food recall

May 28, 2008

Camden, N.J. - Thousands of pet owners in the United States and Canada could be reimbursed for veterinary bills and pet burial or cremation costs they incurred following last year's massive pet-food recall, under terms of a $24 million settlement filed in U.S. District Court in New Jersey.

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Eklin acquires Ultrasource

May 27, 2008

Santa Clara, Calif. - Eklin Medical Systems completed its acquisition of Ultrasource. The deal was announced in late May. Ultrasource is the U.S. veterinary distributor for Philips Medical Systems' ultrasound line, which includes Sonoscape and SIUI.

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Felsted named CEO of NCVEI

May 22, 2008

Schaumburg, Ill. - The National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues (NCVEI) named Karen E. Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM its new chief executive officer. Felsted leaves Los Angeles-based Gatto McFerson CPAs, a veterinary-focused financial and consulting firm.

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