Veterinarian Industry Announcements


Virginia Tech Leader to Serve as 2008 Olympic Veterinarian

November 20, 2007

David Hodgson, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, had scarcely unpacked his bags after journeying from Sydney, Australia, to the United States to assume his new duties as head of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences in the Virginia-Maryland... Read More


LSU Equine Program Co-Hosts Large Animal Emergency Rescue Course

November 10, 2007

The LSU Equine Health Studies Program (EHSP) at the School of Veterinary Medicine recently co-hosted a four-day technical large animal emergency rescue and large animal hazardous material training course at the LSU-Fire & Emergency Training... Read More


LSU Hosts Veterinary Dermatology Seminar

November 10, 2007

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is hosting a veterinary dermatology seminar entitled "A Potpourri of Veterinary Dermatologic Diseases and Therapy" on Sunday, Dec. 2. This seminar is generously sponsored by Vetoquinol USA Inc., Virbac... Read More


Performing Colic Surgery on Zebra: Virginia Tech Equine Vets Earn their Stripes

November 08, 2007

For Brown, who has performed hundreds of colic surgeries on horses, having a patient with stripes was highly unusual but technically very similar.... Read More


Special Award for Professor 'Twink' Allen

November 04, 2007

The annual Animal Health Trust (AHT) Equestrian Awards were a glittering occasion, not just for the diamonds and couture dresses but also for the twinkle in the eyes of the people who make up the industry, congratulating themselves on yet... Read More


Penn State Professor Says African Grass Could Replace Timothy, Others

November 02, 2007

An Ethiopian summer annual grass called teff could be a valuable asset to growers, according to a crop specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Marvin Hall, MS, PhD, professor of forage management, said he is optimistic tha... Read More


Western College of Veterinary Medicine Raises $200,000

October 31, 2007

The generosity of western Canadian horse owners has helped the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) raise an additional $200,000 for equine health research during the first year of a unique matching gift incentive program.

Half... Read More


Dr. Phoebe Smith Joins The Ohio State Vet School

October 31, 2007

Phoebe Smith, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, has been appointed as a clinical emphasis assistant professor in equine internal medicine in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Smith joins Ohi... Read More


WEG 2010: Rood & Riddle Named Official Equine Hospital and Veterinary Partner

October 22, 2007

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will be the official equine hospital and veterinary partner for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, as announced today by the World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc. Rood & Riddle is the first sponsorship partner... Read More


Navicular Horses Needed for Washington Vet School Study

October 11, 2007

Navicular disease or syndrome is one of the most common causes of performance-limiting lameness in the front legs of many different types of horses. Despite the frequency with which the disease occurs and how long it has been recognize... Read More


University of Minnesota Equine Center Opening; Events Planned

October 10, 2007

The University of Minnesota will welcome horse lovers into its state-of-the-art new $14 million facility on Monday, Oct. 15 at the grand opening celebration of the Louise and Doug Leatherdale Equine Center on the St. Paul campus.

St. Paul... Read More


University of Minnesota Equine Center to Open Oct. 15

October 08, 2007

Hercules is a 10-year-old draft horse who paints with his hooves at the University of Minnesota's Equine Center (UMEC) on the St. Paul campus. His works will be part of the silent auction of equine goodies at the grand opening of the University... Read More


Georgia Vet School Receives Grant for Rabies Vaccine Research

October 05, 2007

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine was awarded a grant to develop rabies vaccine.... Read More


UK Gluck Equine Research Foundation Names New Inductee

September 27, 2007

The University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation will induct Edward L. Squires, director of the Preservation of Equine Genetics Program at Colorado State University, into the Equine Research Hall of Fame Oct. 8, 2007.

Squires is... Read More


College Offers Degree in Master Ranching

September 23, 2007

Once upon a time, in the Wild West, all it took to raise cattle was land, grass and cowboys who knew how to rope the critters. Now, it may take an MBA.

Texas A&M-Kingsville's Institute for Ranch Management is offering what university... Read More


New VaTech Equine Center Faculty Member to Focus on Molecular Research

September 20, 2007

Jennifer G. Barrett, DVM, PhD, has joined Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center as an assistant professor of equine surgery. In this tenure track appointment, Barrett will be utilizing the center's newly constructed molecular... Read More


UK Vet School Hosting Series of Veterinary Career Events

September 14, 2007

Britain's Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is hosting a series of career events across the country in order to encourage more young people to consider studying in a veterinary-related field. The recent outbreaks of foot and mouth and avian... Read More


Equine Referral Center Added to University of Wisconsin Vet School Offerings

September 10, 2007

The Morrie Waud Equine Center, a new affiliate to the University of Wisconsin's School of Veterinary Medicine, opened in August.

"The first thing newcomers notice about the new Morrie Waud Equine Center is the spaciousness," said Mike... Read More


Dr. Robert Copelan Named Thoroughbred Club 'Honor Guest'

September 03, 2007

Pioneering equine veterinary practitioner Dr. Robert Copelan has been named the Honor Guest of the Thoroughbred Club of America’s 76th annual testimonial dinner, club president Mike Barnett announced Aug. 31.

Copelan, who will be honored... Read More


Oklahoma State Vet School Hosting Equine Healthcare Symposium

August 28, 2007

Horse owners are invited to a symposium on equine healthcare Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The symposium will be hosted by Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences and Department of Animal Science, Division of... Read More


Tufts' Cummings Vet School Offers Stronger Equine MRI at New Facility

August 28, 2007

Veterinarians at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, Mass., now have the ability to look for lameness, brain damage, and other conditions within horses by using the first equine-capable high-strength... Read More


University of Guelph Researchers Investigating Racehorse Heart Rates

August 24, 2007

Exactly how fast is the heart rate of a racehorse as it flies around the track?

For the first time ever, two University of Guelph researchers will be able to answer this question as part of a study aimed at recording the maximum heart rate... Read More


University of Georgia Vet College Establishes New Chair in Equine Studies

August 22, 2007

One of Marguerite Hodgson's earliest memories is at the age of two when her parents put her on a horse for the first time. From there her love for horses blossomed and brought her some of the most cherished moments in childhood. Her lifelong... Read More


Bramlage to be Honored by Turf Writers Association

August 16, 2007

From the National Turf Writers Association

Noted veterinary surgeon Larry Bramlage, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, jockey Calvin Borel, and award-winning racing journalist Dick Jerardi will be honored Oct. 24 with awards presented by... Read More


Caring for Critically Ill Foals at Virginia Tech's Equine Medical Center

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