Veterinarian Industry Announcements


Equine Veterinarian Honored with ACVIM Kirk Award

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 Read More


Hammer Becomes President of AVMA

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


Horse Stolen from College Equestrian Program Found

July 09, 2007

A mare stolen from Black Hawk College, in Kewanee, Ill., in March has been located, thanks to a former student who spotted the horse in a July 4 parade, Quad-Cities Online... Read More


Famed Virologist Dr. William McCollum Dead

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


Western College of Vet Medicine Equine Programs Receive Record Funding

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


Midway College Hires New Equine Division Chair

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


Texas A&M Vet School Partnering with Cargill, Nutrena

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


Genetics of Speed: U.K.'s Royal Veterinary College Investigating Racehorse Eclipse

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


LSU School of Vet Medicine Names Dr. Peter Haynes as Dean

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


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