Veterinarian Industry Announcements


Virginia Tech Equine Medical Center Hosts Pony Club Members

February 01, 2008

According to a USDA equine survey, Virginia was home to an estimated 215,000 horses in 2006. It comes as no surprise that in a state so heavily populated with horses, many children are fascinated with learning to care for the animals. One... Read More


NCSU Benefit Stallion Service Auction Extended

January 29, 2008

The NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine is extending its third annual Stallion Service Auction. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Student Chapter of the Society for Theriogenology and Student Chapter of the American Association of... Read More


Ontario Vet College Now Offering Stem Cell Therapy

January 23, 2008

Clinicians and researchers at the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) have teamed up to offer stem cell therapy to repair injured tendons and ligaments in horses.

The move provides clients with a new treatment option for... Read More


Royal Veterinary College Adds Program for Qualified Nurses

January 21, 2008

In response to a shortage of qualified veterinary nurses in the U.K., the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) will offer a vocational program in veterinary nursing, along with an optional BSc program.

The vocational program, also known as a... Read More


AAEP Distinguished Educator Dr. Robert Baker Dead

January 21, 2008

Robert H. Baker, DVM, died Jan. 5, a week before his 79th birthday, in Solana Beach, Calif. The Los Angeles native had endured complications from multiple orthopedic surgeries.

Baker grew up around horses. His father owned a riding academy... Read More


Lameness Surgeon Joins Virginia Tech Equine Medical Center Faculty

January 18, 2008

M. Norris Adams, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, has joined Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center as a clinical assistant professor in equine lameness and surgery. In this role, Adams will focus on elective orthopedic procedures and will... Read More


NCSU Vet School Holding Benefit Stallion Service Auction

January 14, 2008

The NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce the third annual Stallion Service Auction. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Student Chapter of the Society for Theriogenology and Student Chapter of the American... Read More


Texas A&M Vet School Hosting Equine Program for 4-H, Pony Club Youth

January 10, 2008

The Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Department of Animal Science, will host "Aggie Day" Jan. 12 to educate youngsters on equine science and horsemanship through lectures, demonstrations,... Read More


Kentucky Horse Park Honored for Contributions to Thoroughbred Racing

January 09, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Park, an educational theme park, equine competition facility, and home of the great racehorse John Henry for 23 years, has been honored with the 2007 Special Eclipse Award.

The Special Eclipse Award, which is presented by... Read More


Louisiana State Vet School Hosting March Open House

January 07, 2008

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine will host its 26th Annual Open House on Saturday, March 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

This year's theme is Veterinarians in the... Read More


Equine Center on North Dakota Reservation Proposed

January 04, 2008

A nonprofit group is studying the possibility of building an indoor riding and rodeo center on the Standing Rock reservation.

"We're in a community where we haven't shared in the prosperity of the rest of the state," said Jonathan Anderson,... Read More


Tufts Vet School Hosting Equine Health Talks

January 03, 2008

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University will be hosting a series of lectures on equine health.

The presentations will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Agnes Varis Lecture Hall in North Grafton, Mass.

Topics and... Read More


Iowa Selects New State Veterinarian

December 28, 2007

 Iowa's Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has hired David Schmitt, DVM, as the new state veterinarian.

Schmitt owned a private veterinary practice before joining the department in 1999. He served as assistant state... Read More


Troedsson Selected to Lead Gluck Equine Research Center

December 27, 2007

 The University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture has named an internationally-recognized scientist with more than 24 years of research and clinical experience in equine reproduction as its new chair of the Department of Veterinary Science... Read More


University of Georgia Vet School Seeking Items for Benefit Auction

December 23, 2007

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine’s Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association is seeking donations for a benefit auction at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia Visitor’s Center on Saturday, Feb. 16.... Read More


Dr. David Meirs Honored at Rutgers Equine Science Update

December 20, 2007

The faculty, students, and staff of the Equine Science Center at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, recognized a lifetime of service by David A. Meirs II, VMD, at the annual Equine Science Update sponsored by the center.

Meirs, who... Read More


2008 AVMA Conference Heading to New Orleans

December 20, 2007

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will head to New Orleans July 19-22, 2008, for the group's 145th Annual Convention. Last year's record-breaking AVMA convention attracted over 10,000 attendees, including more... Read More


Transcript: Talkin' Horses with Dr. Larry Bramlage, Part 2

December 20, 2007

Many readers' questions remained unanswered following the most recent chat with equine surgeon Larry Bramlage, DVM, Dipl. ACVS. As a favor to, Bramlage graciously agreed to... Read More


Interactive Chat: Equine Surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage to be Encore Guest

December 18, 2007

Equine surgeon Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, will join readers for another interactive chat this Thursday, Dec. 20, at  

Read the... Read More


Virginia Tech Equine Medical Center Pledged $10 Million Gift

December 18, 2007

Shelley Duke, owner and manager of Rallywood Farm in Middleburg, Va., has pledged a gift of more than $10 million through her estate to Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.

This estate gift, which is the largest in the... Read More


Transcript: Talkin' Horses with Equine Surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage

December 14, 2007

Equine surgeon Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, joined readers for Thursday's edition of's "Talkin' Horses" sponsored by He was the featured gues... Read More


U.K. Group Honored for Equestrian Highway Safety Program

December 13, 2007

The British Horse Society was recently recognized for its Riding and Road Safety Training program.

The Prince Michael International Road Safety Award honors those who have helped to reduce road casualties. This is the third time that the... Read More


Dr. Larry Bramlage to be Guest on Interactive Chat

December 12, 2007

Join world-renowned equine surgeon Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, for Thursday’s edition of's “Talkin’ Horses” sponsored by He will be the gues... Read More


Black Walnut Laminitis Cases Reported by Illinois Vet School

December 11, 2007

Although finding black walnut in shavings used for horse stalls is rare these days, if several horses in a large barn become lame simultaneously, black walnut laminitis should be considered.... Read More


Florida Vet Med Professor Recognized for Lifetime Achievement

December 11, 2007

John Harvey, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, a professor in and chairman of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine's department of physiological sciences, has received the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology's lifetime... Read More