National Report — Three veterinary practitioners are still coming to terms with loss from fires in February—one who lost a family business and nine animals, another who lost her home, and a third who lost his business and many personal possessions in a suspected arson.
North Grafton, Mass. — A bad economy that drove wildlife rehabilitators to scale back their intake and brutal ewather events helped push the annual caseload at the Tufts Wildlife Clinic up by 12 percent in 2011.
National Report — Years of dry weather followed by the worst drought in Texas' history is forcing ranchers to make some tough decisions and leaving food-animal and equine veterinarians wondering what the next few years will hold.
Baton Rouge, La. — Weeks before a Baton Rouge court ultimately threw out a request for a protective order by a Louisiana State University (LSU) graduate student against Marc, Boudreaux, assistant director at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine's Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine Lab, the university confirmed that it had terminated the veterinary researcher.