Grenada, West Indies- The school of veterinary medicine at St. George's University, in conjunction with the Grenada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, has developed a veterinary teaching hospital.
San Francisco-Veterinarians are advised to take precautions against the bacteria Pasteurella multocida, which can be transmitted through moderately casual contact with pets, reports a New England Journal of Medicine article.
Washington- When pet owners lose a beloved animal, along with the traditional private burial or cremation, another option is emerging - colleges and universities that use animal cadavers for training future veterinarians.
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.