Denver-Despite corporate layoffs, reduced consumer spending and hints of a recession in the national economy, the small animal practice slice of the economy remains bright, according to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
Technological advances and practitioner compliance appear to have lessened the risk of cancer in veterinarians, although potentially carcinogenic exposures are still an unfeigned threat to the profession.
Alameda, Calif. - The joint efforts of the California Veterinary Medical Association, 1,042 veterinarians in California and a $5.6 million grant from the Maddie's Fund, have resulted in the spaying and neutering of 100,000 feral cats.
Atlanta - Although salmonella has traditionally been associated with chicken, cats and other animals can shed Salmonella in their feces, and then spread the bacterial infection to humans, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Association of Avian Veterinarians and the Alliance of Veterinarians for the Environment are spreading the word via posters that cat abandonment should be abandoned and that cats are best kept in-house.