SCHAUMBURG, ILL. - 09/23/2005 - A national campaign is kicking off to encourage pet owners to schedule semi-annual visits with their veterinarians. The "Twice A Year For Life!" campaign designates October as National Pet Wellness Month (NPWM), which is sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Fort Dodge Animal Health.
FORT COLLINS, COLO. - 09/20/05- Dr. Chris Orton led the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine cardiac team in the successful heart-valve replacement surgery in a 9-month-old yellow Labrador retriever, which was born with a defective valve.
KANSAS CITY, KAN. - 9/13/05 - Private practitioners seeking to volunteer in Gulf Coast disaster zones must gain temporary licensure before practicing veterinary medicine, legal adviser Greg Dennis, JD, says.
BATON ROUGE, LA. - 9/13/2005 - As clean-up efforts continue, Dr. Michael Groves, dean of Louisiana State University's School of Veterinary Medicine, reports the mammoth task will take an ongoing, sustained effort. "We desperately need veterinarians and veterinary technicians to help us in this effort."
SCHAUMBURG, ILL. - 9/12/05 - The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is gathering a list of temporary housing and employment offers for veterinarians, technicians and other clinic staff affected by Hurricane Katrina.
SCHAUMBURG, ILL. - 9/09/05 - The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF), at presstime, reports almost $100,000 has been donated through the non-profit's Web site. The money is slated for disaster relief efforts involving animals in hurricane-stricken areas of the Gulf Coast region.
WASHINGTON - 9/05/05 - The United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) wants veterinarians, technicians, students and assistants to aid Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts, the American Veterinary Medical Association reports.