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Auburn gets green light for teaching hospital expansion

Apr 1, 2010

Auburn, Ala. — Auburn University's veterinary college is close to finalizing plans to build a new veterinary teaching hospital at its Auburn, Ala., campus to replace the McAdory Large Animal and Hoerlein Small Animal clinics.

New video: Vet frees shark from Frisbee

Mar 25, 2010

Experienced diver and former veterinary emergency clinic owner Dr. Chip Garber acts quickly to help a trapped nurse shark.

Understanding overpopulation

Some argue its a distribution problem; shelters say were still killing adoptable animals
Mar 25, 2010

Do we have a problem with pet overpopulation or pet distribution?

EPA demands new labeling for some flea, tick products

Mar 17, 2010

Sweeping regulatory changes a result of adverse reactions.

School cuts deepen

Penn faces 30 percent state cut; vet colleges lose millions in funding
Mar 1, 2010

Vet schools have lost up to $50 million in state funding, and now Penn faces a new 30 percent cut.

Haiti's hard recovery

Veterinarians aid in the recovery effort' but povertys grip takes hold of animal populations
Mar 1, 2010

Port-au-Prince, Haiti — In the good times, before the earthquakes pounded the impoverished island, thousands of dogs roamed free.

States crack down on puppy mills

At last count, 287,000 dogs crossed U.S. borders, and officials fear importation problems are getting worse
Mar 1, 2010

At last count, 287,000 dogs crossed U.S. borders, and officials fear importation problems are getting worse.

Calif. veterinarian sues Yelp alleging extortion

Consumer review Web site rebuffs claims
Feb 26, 2010

A Calif. vet is alleging extortion in a lawsuit filed on Feb. 24 against Yelp, an online review site for consumers.

Breeders targeted

Pennsylvania sees 125 of its 300 licensed commercial kennels shut down after new laws go into effect
Feb 1, 2010

Changes in state laws shut down commercial dog kennels in Pa.

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