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Let it rain

September 1, 2011

National Report — Mark Twain once said it was best to read the weather forecase before praying for rain.

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Straight talk

August 1, 2011

National Report — According to the recent "Compassionate Care Online Survey" from Virbac Animal Health, 47 percent of veterinarians have end-of-life discussions with their clients more than 11 times per month. How these conversations unfold, experts say, is key to a client's comfort with their choice in extending or ending a pet's life.

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Sky is not the limit for NASA veterinarian

August 1, 2011

As the space shuttle Atlantis blasted out of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for its final mission in early July, NASA's chief veterinarian Alex Dunlap says it's not the end, but the beginning of a new era.

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Injuries take toll on area DVMs following Joplin tornado

July 1, 2011

Joplin, Mo. — Dr. William Sorrick, co-owner of a three-doctor practice in Webb City, Mo., took a client call asking to help retrieve four animals from Joplin. It was 9:15 p.m. as he and his son Jordan made their way into the devastated city. Recounting the story brought Sorrick to tears.

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New York City veterinarian takes on pet overpopulation

July 1, 2011

New York City — A chance encounter between a New York City veterinarian and a wolfhound-mix puppy, hours away from death, was enough to recruit the doctor into a battle to end pet overpopulation.

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Gulf spill offered veterinarians insights on emergency response

June 1, 2011

National Report — For veterinarians still taking care of marine mammals and sea turtles along the Gulf Coast, it was business as usual on April 20—the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that dumped millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

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A road to recovery

May 1, 2011

Nashville, Tenn. — Crossing your fingers and hoping it never happens to you is not an effective disaster management plan.

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Foot-and-mouth disaster

May 1, 2011

National Report — Re-emergence of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) on American farms may be inevitable, reports a public health expert.

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Disaster preparedness: Planning for the worst, hoping for the best

May 1, 2011

National Report — All disasters start locally. According to Dr. Heather Case, it's a concept that drives emergency response during catastrophic events.

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