Veterinarian Industry Announcements
August 15, 2007
During the first 30 days of life, foals are especially sensitive to bacteria and other dangers commonly found in their surroundings. Each year between January and June, dozens of these foals are brought to Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott... Read More
August 14, 2007
The 144th annual American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) convention in Washington, D.C., July 14-18, 2007, broke attendance records for the association and set new standards for success, including a performance by the Goo Goo Dolls and... Read More
August 13, 2007
To help raise funds to expand and renovate its facilities, the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine will host its 7th Annual Stallion Service Auction. Proceeds from the effort will be directed toward the construction of... Read More
August 13, 2007
The Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine will be hosting an informational meeting for horse owners after a second horse was reported to have the respiratory form of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).
According to a statement by... Read More
August 03, 2007
The Wyoming Livestock Board announced July 31 that Walter Cook, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM, who had been serving as the acting state veterinarian since January 2007, will take up the position permanently.
"We are happy to have Dr. Cook move from... Read More
July 26, 2007
The need for world-wide rabies eradication has brought together for the first time leaders from veterinary, animal wildlife, and human medicine to create the Alliance for Rabies Control, a non-profit group based in the United Kingdom. The group'... Read More
July 25, 2007
Doug Byars, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of Georgetown, Ky., was the first private equine veterinarian to receive the Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence in the award's 18-year history. Byars received the award at the 25th annual
July 17, 2007
Gregory S. Hammer, DVM, president-elect of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), officially assumed the presidency of the organization today at the group's 144th annual convention in Washington, D.C.
Hammer, of Dover, Del., wa... Read More
July 09, 2007
July 05, 2007
William H. McCollum, MS, PhD, began working at the University of Kentucky in 1947 and retired as a Professor Emeritus in 2004 after 55 years of service to the horse industry. One of his greatest contributions was development of a vaccine against... Read More
June 28, 2007
The Equine Health Research Fund (EHRF) will invest more than $225,000 in equine health research and training programs at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine during the next 12 months--the largest annual amount ever awarded by the... Read More
June 27, 2007
Milton C. Toby, J.D., has been hired as the Equine Division Chair for Midway College in Midway, Ky. Toby has extensive experience in the equine and legal fields and will bring a great deal of expertise to the Equine Department at Midway.... Read More
June 25, 2007
Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVM) has entered into an agreement to create an educational alliance with Cargill and one of its major animal feed brands, Nutrena.
Representatives from both... Read More
June 15, 2007
Scientists from the U.K.'s Royal Veterinary College and the University of Cambridge are researching what made the undefeated 18th Century horse, Eclipse, such a great champion. The genetics research is giving insights into the origins of the... Read More
June 06, 2007
Peter F. Haynes, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, has been named as dean of the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine, effective June 1, pending approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors. Haynes has served as interim dean of the... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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