Washington, D.C. - Dr. R. Douglas Meckes, a former congressional fellow of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), joined the association's Governmental Relations Division in October to deal with research, Homeland Security, pharmaceuticals and other hot-button issues.
PHILADELPHIA - 11/1/06 - Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have discovered an evolutionary link between the immune systems of fish and mammals in the form of a primitive version of B cells - white blood cells of the immune system.
CORVALLIS, OR - 10/31/06 - A team of Oregon State University veterinary medicine students will journey to Nicaragua in December to spend two weeks in remote villages providing veterinary care to large animals, conducting public outreach and education, and hosting free spay and neuter clinics.
NORTH GRAFTON, MA - 10/23/06 - Audubon Society of Rhode Island, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, and Wildlife Rehabilitators of Rhode Island are teaming up with the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine's Seabird Ecological Assessment Network (SEANET) to study the health of seabirds in Rhode Island through beached bird surveys conducted by volunteers.
PULLMAN, WA - 10/17/06 - Dr. Guy Palmer, a veterinary pathologist at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, was elected to the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine (IOM).