Mississippi State - 7/21/2007 - Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine was awarded a $100,000 grant by the American Kennel Club to assist with emergency response in times of civil or natural disaster.
Fort Collins, Colo. - 7/19/2007 - There may be a link between an increase in emergency room visits for dogs and cats and lunar cycle days when the moon is near or at its fullest, according to a study by colleagues at Colorado State University's (CSU) College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Portland - 07/05/2007 - John Payne was named president, chief operating officer and acting CEO of Banfield, The Pet Hospital, succeeding Scott Campbell, DVM, who is retiring as CEO after 22 years. Campbell will remain in his role as Banfield's Chairman of the Board.
Washington, D.C. - 7/3/07 - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) signed the first U.S./European agreement for assessing food safety risk. This is the first formal international cooperative agreement EFSA has signed and the first formal step in cooperation between the two bodies.
Springfield, Mo. - 6/21/07 - Almost 200 cats were euthanized, and the remainder quarantined at the Southwest Missouri Humane Society (SMHS) after a suspected outbreak of the fast-spreading calicivirus.
Mississippi State, Miss. - 6/19/07 - A $10,000 pledge - offered as a gift from the class of 2010 - sets a new precedent of generous giving to a Mississippi State University fund supporting the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), officials say.
Seattle, Wash. - 6/11/07 - The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) 25th Annual Forum set an attendance record even before the hosting of the featured pet food recall panel, scheduled for Saturday, June 9.
Iowa City, Iowa - 06/01/2007 - DVMs who work with birds have significantly higher levels of antibodies fighting avian influenza strains compared to control groups, according to a University of Iowa study. The take-home message? Veterinarians are at greater risk of contracting more virulent forms of avian influenza if they hatch in the United States.
Raleigh, N.C. - 5/21/07 - The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) at North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine has added a nutrition service to its list of 16 clinical specialties that are available to referring veterinarians and their patients.
Washington, D.C. - 5/18/07 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the selection of Craig A. Morris as the deputy administrator of AMS' Livestock and Seed Program.
Los Angeles, Calif. - 5/15/07 - VCA Antech, Inc., a leading animal healthcare company, announced they will acquire Healthy Pet, which operates 44 animal hospitals, for $152.9 million. On completion of the merger, the combined companies will operate more than 430 animal hospitals in 38 states.