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VeterinarianVeterinarians Rank No. 51
on CareerCast Jobs Report

Veterinarians need to know math, and they educate pet owners and clinic staff. But vets aren’t mathematicians or tenured university professors—the top two occupations on CareerCast’s 2014 Jobs Rated Report.

The annual rankings, released Tuesday, placed being a veterinarian at No. 51 out of 200 jobs, just behind a loan officer but ahead of a court reporter. ... Read more»

SyringeNexvet Biopharma Builds Drug-Development Fund
Investors poured $31.5 million into Nexvet Biopharma, which is researching medications that could be used to treat pain and atopic dermatitis. Read more»

PugSome Infectious Diseases
Hitting Cats, Dogs Harder

Oklahoma, New Hampshire and Kentucky each have the highest rate of infection for one of three common pet diseases, Banfield Pet Hospital reported. Read more»

DogCancer-fighting Virtual Pet Walk Scheduled for June 22
Money collected from the Unite to Fight Virtual Pet Walk will help fund cancer research projects selected by Morris Animal Foundation. Read more» 

CattleNew BRD Vaccine From Elanco
Fights Viruses and Bacteria

A vaccine designed to defeat bovine respiratory disease, a deadly condition that costs U.S. cattle producers up to $900 million a year, receives USDA approval. Read more»

RecallRecall Alert:
Abady Dry Cat Food
Salmonella threat brings recall by a small New York manufacturer. Read more»

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Surgical Wipes
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Phil Zeltzman, DVM, DACVSCutting Edge Blog:
Marketing 101
Dear Client, welcome to our practice. We are honored that you chose us to help you help your pet. Read more»

Katherine DobbsStaff Safari Blog:
The Tax Man
Katherine Dobbs’ teenage daughter has a good understanding of the reasons Americans pay taxes. Read more»

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Ectoparasites: The Risk is Present all Year Long 

"So, you’re telling me that fleas, ticks and mosquitoes are going to be in my yard, biting my dog and giving her allergies and heartworms in these freezing temperatures,” Mrs. Client says sardonically, looking at price tags and glaring at you in disbelief. "Really?”
While some clients will always be skeptical about the need to use flea, tick and heartworm prevention products year round, veterinary entomologists and scientific researchers have evidence to prove that most ectoparasites are a continual problem, especially in the southern U.S.

"Frankly, with ectoparasites, we’ve never been able to determine that weather has much effect on their life cycle,” said Nancy C. Hinkle, Ph.D., professor of entomology at the University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. "The host maintains its microhabitat and, so long as the host stays warm, the ectoparasites are very comfortable. ...Read full story»

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Western College of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of Saskatchewan
Dr. Douglas Freeman
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