Meet Richard Linnehan, NASA’s First Veterinary Astronaut
This NC State adjunct professor of the College of Veterinary Medicine served as guinea pig, construction crew, and designated spacewalker during his time as a NASA mission specialist.
Badly Injured Dog Rescued After Being Buried Alive in Hawaii
A badly injured dog was rescued after being buried alive on an Oahu, Hawaii, beach by her owner, who was armed with a machete. Rescuers have named her Leialoha, which is the Hawaiian word for “beloved child.”
California Allocates $5M to Fund Veterinary Care for Homeless People’s Pets
Animal welfare organizations are applauding Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2019-20 state budget for including $5 million in grants to ensure the State of California supports local efforts to aid people experiencing homelessness and their pets.
Dispelling Myths About Ticks
Folk tales abound about these critters. Here’s what the author learned during Kansas State’s Tick Camp, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.
Poll: Have the Majority of Your Clients Gotten Their Pets Chipped?
To remind pet owners to have their pets microchipped and to keep the registration information up-to-date, AVMA and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) joined together to create “Check the Chip Day,” which is Aug. 15.
Poll: Has Compassion Fatigue Ever Made You Consider Leaving the Profession?
Supplied from a Facebook poll by our veterinarian audience, 71% of voters considered leaving the profession due to compassion fatigue. Read more about symptoms of compassion fatigue and tips on overcoming it.
How to Educate Clients About Motion Sickness in Dogs
Motion sickness can afflict any pet during even the shortest of rides. Read more about how to educate clients about the symptoms and treatments for motion sickness with advice from Zoetis Veterinary Medical Lead, Dr. Joyce Login, DVM.
With Legalization on the Rise, Veterinarians Warn Against Pets Getting Into Pot
Marijuana poisonings have been on the rise in dogs in recent years. In 2019, the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center reported a 765% increase in calls about marijuana ingestion by animals over the same period last year. If a pet shows any signs of marijuana toxicity they should be seen by a veterinarian as quickly as possible.
Clinical Trial Tests Universal Vaccine Against Canine Cancer
Brush up on exciting news in the world of veterinary medicine, from a possible vaccine for canine cancer to an end on controversial research on felines and more.