Rescued Harp Seal “Sally Ride” Released From National Aquarium
Following Marie Tharp’s release, Sally Ride has finally completed her treatment at the National Aquarium and was released back into the ocean on April 25, 2019.
UC Davis PET Research to Improve Racehorse Safety and Welfare
A significant advance in veterinary research is coming to the racetrack in the form of a standing equine PET scanner. The machine will soon be available at Santa Anita Park, marking a major milestone in the battle against racetrack injuries.
WSAVA Adds Animal Welfare Guidelines
WSAVA, which is dedicated to advancing the health and welfare of companion animals worldwide, has released its animal welfare guidelines.
Study Looks at Veterinarian Attitudes Toward Euthanasia of Pets
Sometimes, pet owners elect to have their animals euthanized because they can’t or won’t pay for treatment. The other side of the coin is when the animal is suffering and treatment is futile but the owners refuse to consider euthanasia. A recent study showed that these issues cause moral distress for veterinarians.
Companion Animal Clinician, Educator and Researcher to Receive the 2019 WSAVA Scientific Achievement Award
Dr. Stephen DiBartola – companion animal clinician, educator, and researcher – will receive the 2019 WSAVA Scientific Achievement Award for his contributions to the small animal veterinary field.
Morris Animal Foundation Receives $250K from Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo Company for Pet Cancer Research
The Morris Animal Foundation will receive $250,000 from the Petco Foundation and the Blue Buffalo Company to further research pet cancer, specifically in felines.
The Companion Animal Parasite Council’s Annual Forecast Is Released
The CAPC has released its annual parasite map, which predicts where heartworm and other parasitic outbreaks will most likely occur in the U.S., for 2019.
Yorkshire Terrier’s Leg Bones Regrown by UC Davis Surgeons Following a Severe Nonunion Fracture
UC Davis orthopedic surgeon Dr. Amy Kapatkin uses bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) to regrow the bones in the leg of a Yorkshire Terrier against great odds.
AVMA Applauds Reintroduction of Bill to Address Rural Veterinary Shortages
Idaho and Michigan senators have reintroduced the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act (S. 1163), which would provide educational loan assistance to food animal and public health veterinarians. There is a widespread shortage of these essential veterinarians, mainly due to regional and income disparity when compared to small animal vets.