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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2011
As the space shuttle Atlantis blasted out of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for its final mission in early July, NASA's chief veterinarian Alex Dunlap says it's not the end, but the beginning of a new era.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2011
National Report — According to the recent "Compassionate Care Online Survey" from Virbac Animal Health, 47 percent of veterinarians have end-of-life discussions with their clients more than 11 times per month. How these conversations unfold, experts say, is key to a client's comfort with their choice in extending or ending a pet's life.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2011
Joplin, Mo. — Dr. William Sorrick, co-owner of a three-doctor practice in Webb City, Mo., took a client call asking to help retrieve four animals from Joplin. It was 9:15 p.m. as he and his son Jordan made their way into the devastated city. Recounting the story brought Sorrick to tears.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2011
New York City — A chance encounter between a New York City veterinarian and a wolfhound-mix puppy, hours away from death, was enough to recruit the doctor into a battle to end pet overpopulation.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2011
National Report — For veterinarians still taking care of marine mammals and sea turtles along the Gulf Coast, it was business as usual on April 20—the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that dumped millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2011
Nashville, Tenn. — Crossing your fingers and hoping it never happens to you is not an effective disaster management plan.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2011
National Report — Re-emergence of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) on American farms may be inevitable, reports a public health expert.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2011
Schaumburg, Ill. — Whether a veterinarian has helped animals impacted by disaster or lost it all in a catastrophe, the American Veterinary Medical Foundation has several resources at the DVM's disposal.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2011
National Report — All disasters start locally. According to Dr. Heather Case, it's a concept that drives emergency response during catastrophic events.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 21, 2011
Banfield study shows spike in diabetes, dental disease and otitis externa.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2011
Veterinarian recalls experiences as an early first-responder to terrorist attack.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2011
National Report — They combed through more tha a million tons of hazardous debris with nothing more than a nose to the ground in the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, while their human counterparts were outfitted in protective gear.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2011
National Report — Little was or could be done to control infectious diseases endemic to the Gulf Coast when Hurricane Katrina made landfall in August 2005. In the weeks that followed, well-intentioned individuals came to the aid of an estimated 600,000 animals, scattering them across the country with little to no documentation or veterinary care.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2011
Port-au-Prince, Haiti — Service trips to India and Mongolia helped Dr. Lee Ann Berglund-Fosdick find her calling in life—traveling and helping others. After six or seven trips to Haiti, Berglund-Fosdick has never been happier.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2011
National Report — The phone rang at 4 a.m. It was unnerving, recalls Dr. Rich Farris. The fire department official on the other end of the line made it even worse.