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AAVMC hires administrator for top seat

Dr. Lawrence E. Heider downplays embattled organization's misfortunes as he assumes command of post vacated since December; promises strong work ethic
Sep 1, 2002

Washington-A seasoned bovine practitioner and recent University of Prince Edward Island president now heads the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) - a group plagued by a year of fraud, theft and administrative abandonment.

Cigarette smoke doubles cancer risk in cats

Owner lifestyle plays role in pet health; second-hand smoke brings about 'devastating consequences,' researcher says
Sep 1, 2002

North Grafton, Mass.- Cats living with smokers are twice as likely to acquire malignant lymphoma than those in non-smoking households, reports Tufts University veterinarians and a scientist from the University of Massachusetts.

Lean state budgets starve veterinary colleges

Veterinary medical institutions seek financial relief in unlikely places; tuition spikes across-the-board to help ease money crunch
Sep 1, 2002

Nashville, Tenn.- As the University of Tennessee's (UT) veterinary college and hospital reopens following a historic three-day government shutdown, DVM educators say the state legislature's impasse on a budget not only is to blame for the closure, but also signifies an economic crunch of national proportions.

TB strikes cattle in southwestern states

Aug 1, 2002

State and federal officials blame Mexico for tuberculosis resurgence

AVMA embarks on anti-AAVSB campaign

Aug 1, 2002

Schaumburg, Ill.- Days prior to the American Veter-inary Medical Asso-ciation (AVMA) annual convention in July, group leaders took on a mass mailing designed to derail rival education equivalency standards put forth by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB).

Walther is AVMA president-elect; issues pass

Aug 1, 2002

Nashville-Midway into his term as American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) vice president, Dr. Jack O. Walthers becomes the group's 2002-2003 president-elect.

DVM taps into Florida's emerging specialty market

State-of-the-art cancer treatment, referral center serves 11 disciplines, generates $10 million-plus a year
Aug 1, 2002

At 34 years old, baby faced Neil Shaw, DVM, ACVIM, appears to have walked straight off a college campus.

Facing fire: DVMs rescue animals amid chaos

Aug 1, 2002

As Colorado and Arizona residents return to the charred remains of their homes and neighborhoods, volunteer veterinarians get back their daily life after donating time and resources to saving thousands of abandoned pets and injured wildlife.

Tuskegee graduate wins 'Today' on-air wedding

Aug 1, 2002

Washington-A Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine (TU) graduate and his bride-to-be will wed next month in New York's Rockefeller Plaza, sharing their special day with family, friends and millions of NBC viewers.

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