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Zoetis Unveils FeLV, FIV Combo Test

Veterinarians can detect the presence of FeLV antigen and FIV antibodies within 10 minutes through use of a new test from Zoetis.

Zebu’s Illness Was Tough Nut to Crack

Acorns were the root cause of kidney failure in a miniature zebu that was successfully treated at the University of Florida.

Midwestern Teaching Hospital Off to Early Start

The Companion Animal Clinic is designed to provide learning opportunities for students and serve local pets.

20-Year-Old LifeLearn Unveils New Identity

A new logo, website, tagline and language-recognition app are the latest developments from LifeLearn.

4 Vet School Faculty Joining National Academy of Inventors

Drs. X.J. Meng, Yasuko Rikihisa, George E. Seidel Jr. and Janet K. Yamamoto are among 170 fellows who will be inducted in March.

Major Expansion Underway at D.C. Hospital

Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, D.C., is adding a second floor and enlarging its 6,000-square-foot first floor.

AKC Foundation Honors 6 Research Fundraisers

The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and the Golden Retriever Foundation are among six Distinguished Research Partners.

PetSmart to be Sold for $8.7 Billion

An investment consortium’s takeover of PetSmart should have no impact on in-store Banfield animal hospitals.

Former Louisiana Vet Elected to Congress

Dr. Ralph Abraham holds degrees in veterinary and human medicine, and most recently he was employed as a family practitioner.

$500,000 Dog Park Debuts in Prescott, Ariz.

The Beneful Dream Dog Park Contest brings a host of welcome changes to a formerly run-down canine play area.

AAFP, Colorado Clinic Prep for TV Roles

Peak Veterinary Specialists & Emergency and the American Association of Feline Practitioners will be highlighted on “Innovations with Ed Begley Jr.”

Survey: Most Practices Solicit Pet Owner Input

72 percent of Veterinary Hospital Managers Association members ask clients for feedback, but the information isn’t always useful.

AVMA Warns Days Numbered for Soring Bill

A widely supported measure designed to stop the use of pain-producing tactics with performance horses may expire with the current Congress.

AVMA to Weigh Spay/Neuter Policy Change

The House of Delegates may opt to refer to the Association of Shelter Veterinarians for spay/neuter guidelines.

Study May Lead to Early Diagnosis of Feline Kidney Disease

The biomarker SDMA identified the onset of kidney disease an average of 17 months earlier in cats and in one case four years earlier.

Merck Launches Overseas Veterinarian Exchange

The Nobivac Global Vet Exchange Program allows practitioners to observe how veterinary medicine is performed in other countries.

Petco Buying Drs. Foster and Smith

Co-founders Race Foster and Marty Smith will stay with Drs. Foster and Smith when Petco takes ownership and branches into drug sales in early 2015.

AVMA Helps Cat Owners With Declaw Decision

“Declaw …. or Not?” is a new handout from the AVMA Animal Welfare Committee.

Zoetis Takes Action Amid Takeover Threat

The Zoetis board of directors approves a stock repurchase plan and a poison pill.

N.J. Hospital Provides Free Care to Military K9s

Red Bank Veterinary Hospital recognizes the service of military dogs by offering free specialty care to the furry veterans.

Abbott, Merck, Purina Team Up on Diabetes Campaign

Pets newly diagnosed with diabetes in March 2015 can receive three products from campaign sponsors Abbott, Merck and Purina.
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