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Police, shelter raise funds for veterinary services

August 4, 2008

Albany, Ore. - The police department in Albany teamed up with the SafeHaven Humane Society to raise money to pay veterinarians for emergency services.

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Alternative energy source blowing in the wind at Tufts

August 3, 2008

North Grafton, Mass. - Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University will conduct a feasibility study later this year to determine whether winds blowing across the campus are strong enough to generate power, Dean Deborah Kochevar announced.

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Jockey Club poised to release equine welfare recommendations

August 2, 2008

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Safety Committee, formed in May to seek ways to improve the health and safety of racehorses, will announce its latest recommendations Aug. 17 at the club's annual Round Table at Gideon Putnam Resort.

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VCA reports revenue increase

August 1, 2008

Los Angeles -- Despite the nation's lagging economy, a Los Angeles-based veterinary hospital chain is reporting a double-digit revenue increase for the second quarter.

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AVMA Delegates vote in president-elect, vice president, others

July 31, 2008

New Orleans -- The House of Delegates voted Dr. Larry R. Corry the 2008 president-elect of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) during the group's annual convention in July.

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New pet insurance association to move to Kansas City

July 31, 2008

Kansas City -- The North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA) plans to locate its headquarters here.

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Humane society buys puppy mill

July 30, 2008

Milwaukee, Wis. - The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) agreed to purchase one of the nation's largest dog-breeding facilities, then shut down the operation.

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AVFP names Schwartz president

July 29, 2008

Moorpark, Calif. -- Dr. Al Schwartz was named president of the Association for Veterinary Family Practice (AVFP).

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Horse owners in Texas town warned of scam

July 28, 2008

West Odessa, Texas - Horse owners in West Odessa, Texas, are being warned of a telephone scam in which callers contact horse owners to report a strangles outbreak.

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