Veterinarian Industry Announcements


On Call Vets

June 01, 2007

When Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro experienced a life-threatening injury at the start of the 2006 Preakness Stakes, the story immediately switched from his quest for the Triple Crown to the efforts to save his life. Playing a crucial role in sharin... Read More


Dr. Coggins, Classmates Celebrate 50th Vet School Class Reunion

June 01, 2007

Recently, 12 members and two widows of class members from the Class of 1957 gathered at Oklahoma State University's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences to celebrate their 50th Class Reunion. Among those attending were Dr. Leroy Coggins,... Read More


UMaine Professor Reveals Racetrack Defects

May 28, 2007

A biomechanical engineer at the University of Maine is working to make the nation's racetracks safer for the Thoroughbred horses that run on them.

Professor Michael "Mick" Peterson's tools are radar and a robotic metal hoof that mimics a... Read More


LSU Equine Hospital Dedicates Suite to Former Patient

May 21, 2007

In honor of the extraordinary efforts of globe-trotting surgeons, LSU veterinarians and technicians, a determined team of horse owners, and a remarkable 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare, the Louisiana State University's School of Veterinary Medicine ... Read More


University of Tennessee Vet School Dean Receives National Honor

May 11, 2007

Michael Blackwell, DVM, MPH, dean of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, has received the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Distinguished Alumni Award.

Blackwell received the award for his continuing, meaningful... Read More


Kotlikoff Named Dean of Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine

April 27, 2007

Michael I. Kotlikoff, VMD, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Cornell University, has been named dean of the university's renowned College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell President David J. Skorton and Provost... Read More


University of Pennsylvania Vet School Announces New Award

April 24, 2007

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has announced the launch of a veterinary medicine award that was designed to recognize innovation, creativity, and leadership in the veterinary profession anywhere in the world.... Read More


Equine Guelph Holding Conference on Animal Welfare During Crisis

April 20, 2007

Equine Guelph is sponsoring a conference on "Caring During Crisis," to be held Sunday, April 29th, to Tuesday, May 1st, on managing disease and disasters involving animals.

The conference, "Caring During Crisis: Animal Welfare During... Read More


Equine Research Scientist Appointed Associate Dean (Research) at Hartpury

April 12, 2007

Hartpury College recently announced that leading Equine Research Scientist, David Marlin, BSc, PhD, has been appointed as associate dean (research). Marlin will be responsible for the enhancement of the college's research profile,... Read More


Iowa State University College of Vet Medicine Earns Full Accreditation

April 11, 2007

The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine has been granted full accreditation status by the Council On Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The accreditation covers the complete academic program including the... Read More


Reward Offered for Horse Stolen from College Equestrian Program

March 27, 2007

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the recovery of Sizzle, a roan Quarter Horse mare used in Black Hawk College's equestrian program. Sizzle was stolen from her stall at the Kewanee, Ill., college on March 10. A... Read More


DeHaven Joins AVMA as New Executive Vice President

March 27, 2007

Ron DeHaven, DVM, administrator of the USDA's Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), has been named the new executive vice president at the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The AVMA Executive Board voted unanimously to... Read More


OSU Veterinary School Plans for Livestock Specialist Shortage

March 26, 2007

Ohio's dwindling number of veterinarians who specialize in treating livestock say for them, a passion for farm life and the resourcefulness needed to treat their bulky patients is worth the trade-off of missing a regular schedule in an office.... Read More


ESPN to Air Lane's End, Interview with Dr. Dean Richardson Today

March 24, 2007

"NTRA Racing to the Kentucky Derby," the horse racing series on ABC and the ESPN networks, presents a pair of races from Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., today (March 24) from 5-6 p.m. (EST) on ESPN. The show will also feature an interview with... Read More


UGA College of Veterinary Medicine to Host Annual Open House

March 23, 2007

Teddy bear surgery, a dancing dog demonstration, and veterinary hospital tours are just some of the activities available to young and old alike at the Open House sponsored by students of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine o... Read More


LSU Veterinary Medicine Hosting Animals in Art Exhibition

March 05, 2007

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine's 20th Annual International Exhibition on Animals in Art will be on display at the school from March 24 through April 22.

Judge and Juror for this year's event is Natalie Mault, curatorial... Read More


Herpesvirus Outbreak Update to be Presented at Virginia Tech

March 02, 2007

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) and Virginia Cooperative Extension will present "Update on the Neurological Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) Outbreak in Virginia" on Tuesday, March 6, as part of an ongoing... Read More


Reed Retires from The Ohio State, Joins Rood and Riddle Staff

March 02, 2007

Steve Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, Bud and Marilyn Jenne Professor in Equine Clinical Sciences and Research, has retired from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) after 25 year... Read More


UGA Vet School to Auction Mares on Internet

March 01, 2007

When officials at the University of Georgia veterinary school were seeking homes for four horses they no longer needed, they tried an approach they hadn't used before: Advertise them on the Internet as surplus government property.

The vet... Read More


La. University Plans to Tear Down Former Equine Center

February 20, 2007

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette plans to demolish a barn that has been idle for the past 10 years.

The 7,541-square-foot building is located on the university's 100-acre horse farm. After being used as a dairy facility, the barn... Read More


Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine's Mule Mascots Receive Funding

February 14, 2007

Truman the Tiger is the University of Missouri-Columbia's mascot. Other lesser known but equally loved MU mascots are the College of Veterinary Medicine's mules. A recent gift from the estate of Virginia Etheridge ensures that the mule team will... Read More


$1 Million Professorship Established for UK Equine Program

February 03, 2007

A $1 million endowed professorship has been established by the James Graham Brown Foundation and Research Challenge Trust Fund to honor Stanley Smith Dickson, a native Kentuckian with a multigenerational legacy in the state's horse industry.... Read More


Richardson, Jacksons, New Bolton Honored for Contribution to Racing

January 23, 2007

Barbaro has steadily improved since having surgery on his left hind hoof, although the Kentucky Derby winner has yet to return outside and will be hospital-bound for at least another month.

"He's bright, happy, eating," chief surgeon Dean... Read More


"Moneigh" Hoofprint Paintings Raise Funds for Minnesota Equine Center

January 22, 2007

Can't afford the $250 donation it takes to get an engraved brick at the University of Minnesota's new Equine Center? Take heart--for only $50, you could have a painting by a horse.

Hercules, that is, the Belgian gelding who serves as the... Read More


Reed Joining Rood & Riddle Internal Medicine Staff

January 17, 2007

Stephen M. Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, whose work with neurological horses has gained him worldwide acclaim, will join Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital's internal medicine department on Feb. 1, 2007. Rood & Riddle is a full-service equine... Read More