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N.Y. shelters given OK to transfer unclaimed pets

Sep 1, 2011

Albany, N. Y. — Shelters with animals whose redemption periods have expired now have new options.

Connecticut to cross-check animal abuse cases

Sep 1, 2011

Hartford, Conn. — Animal cruelty and child abuse have now been linked in new ways.

AVMA maps out association's goals through 2015

Economics are key element of strategic plan
Sep 1, 2011

Schaumburg, Ill. — On the heels of an internal report advocating radical change to the way the organization serves the public and the profession it represents, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) released a new plan to govern its growth over the next several years.

A quiet call to protest

NJVMA leaves seat unfilled to question relevance of AVMA's House of Delegates
Sep 1, 2011

NJVMA leaves seat unfilled to question relevance of AVMA's House of Delegates.

UW veterinary researchers look to 're-engineer' surface wounds

Sep 1, 2011

Madison, Wis. — Veterinary researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison awarded a $4 million Recovery Act Grant to study surface and chronic wounds, which cost the U.S. healthcare system $15 billion each year.

Missouri study pairs military veterans with shelter dogs to benefit both

Sep 1, 2011

Columbia, Mo. — It's believed that 50 percent of the 2 million U.S. military personnel who have served in Iraw and Afghanistan experience combat-related psychological problems ranging form substance abuse to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Applications to Morris Animal Foundation grant program doubled in 2011

Sep 1, 2011

Denver — Applications to Morris Animal Foundation's Veterinary Student Scholars Program doubled this year, and a total of 81 students received awards.

CDC issues warning following new Salmonella outbreak in pet water frogs

Sep 1, 2011

Atlanta, Ga. — Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning consumers and veterinarians to be cautious about buying African dwarf frogs from a California breeding facility.

CATalyst Council releases survey findings, plans to roll out new program

Sep 1, 2011

Timonium, Md. — CATalyst Council says an initiative rolled out in early 2011 is starting to make inroads on reversing the decline in feline visits to veterinarians.

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