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Articles by Rachael Whitcomb

Veterinary schools post 3 percent increase in numbers of 2010 graduates

Ohio, Colorado graduate the most new veterinarians
Jun 7, 2010

National Report -- The numbers of new veterinary graduates will increase by 3 percent this year.

Rural veterinary shortage caused by retention issues, not attraction

Jun 1, 2010

National Report — Two companion studies that delve into the motivations to enter and leave rural veterinary practice could provide key insights for recruiters and veterinary colleges trying to sway incoming veterinarians into practicing in underserved areas.

The mystery of aging

Purdue researcher tracks oldest Rottweilers for keys on aging, cancer resistance
Jun 1, 2010

West Lafayette, Ind. — Old dogs may be able to teach veterinary researchers new tricks about cancer and aging.

Vet dies trying to save dog after hit-and-run accident

Jun 1, 2010

Knoxville, Tenn. — Clients are filling the lobby of Dr. Kathryn Gilpatrick's former practice's small lobby with flowers and well wishes.

COE ruling disputed

AVME, OIE work together to craft global education standards
Jun 1, 2010

Schaumburg, Ill. — A Mexican veterinary school is appealing a failed accreditation request made recently to the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA's) Council on Education (COE).

British Columbia moves to revamp state board system

Lengthy court battle hastens formation of new college to create 'fair, transparent process'
Jun 1, 2010

British Columbia, Canada — After years of controversy and a record-length human-rights court battle, British Columbia (B.C.) officials are working to revamp their state board system.

New studies assess recession

Veterinary medicine faring better than most markets
Jun 1, 2010

National Report — While veterinary practices may not be as recession proof as previously believed, new studies say they still fare better than many other markets.

In the trenches

Studies might reveal trends, but personal experience is the most eye-opening insight to rural vet shortage
Jun 1, 2010

Personal experience is the most eye-opening insight to rural vet shortage.

UW professor banned from laboratory for unauthorized brucellosis research; federal agents fine university for lack of training

May 13, 2010

Madison, Wis. -- A 32-year veteran of high-risk research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine was suspended from working on any projects above Level 1 biosecurity clearance after his unauthorized experiments on an antibiotic-resistant strain of brucellosis were discovered.

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