Gadsden, Ala. — A month after telling of being attacked and left to watch his clinic burn, Alabama DVM Jerry Handley was charged with second-degree arson, seven counts of animal cruelty and a misdemeanor charge of filing a false police report after confessing to police that he set the fire at his clinic and shot himself to make it look like an attack.
Wilmington, Del. — A veterinarian, beaten and bruised by churchgoers who subdued him after police say he fired three rounds of ammunition into a crowd of more than 80 at a church fund-raiser May 25, could face the death penalty for allegedly shooting and killing a Delaware church leader.
Gilbert, Ariz. — Gilbert Veterinary Hospital won the 2008 National Pet Dental Health Month Awareness Contest from Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. It will receive $1,000 toward hospital improvements and the winning entry will be posted on www.PetDental.com.
Shaumburg, Ill. - The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is calling for stricter adherence to humane animal handling guidelines and standards after a new video, taped by an undercover Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) employee, shows abuse to cows at a New Mexico livestock auction.
Miami Fla. - A Miami veterinary specialty hospital and artist Darek Pala are auctioning 10 of Pala's paintings to raise funds to help four Miami area pet shelters provide care for animals that need advanced specialty procedures.
June 26, 2008 St. Paul, Minn. - A charitable foundation established by the American Association of Bovine Practioners (AABP) in September 2006 has been given the green light by the Internal Revenue Service.
Washington - The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) testified today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, addressing the preventive use of antimicrobials in food animals and reiterating the necessity of antibiotic use in livestock for ensuring food safety.
Pullman, Wash. - The equine infectious anemia (EIA) virus forces horses that acquire it to be quarantined for life or euthanized, but a new study being conducted at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine could provide clues as to how the virus leads to life-long infection.
Columbia, Mo. - A new method for treating cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) deficiency in dogs has been developed by a University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine researcher. The treatment is supposed to be less invasive with fewer complications.