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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.

St. George’s Expands 3-Year Degree Option

As St. George’s partners with a stateside college, Ross University begins work on a new research building.

Researchers Hope to Lick Canine Gum Disease

Canine Health Foundation grants will help determine whether a vaccine and an antibiotic gel therapy can reduce periodontal disease in dogs.

Zoetis Buying Abbott Animal Health

$255 million takeover of Abbott Animal Health improves Zoetis’ pain and diagnostics business.

Midwestern, Lincoln Granted Provisional Accreditation

The Midwestern and Lincoln Memorial veterinary colleges could receive full accreditation as early as 2018.

Antech Offers Image-Sharing Diagnostics

MAGNIFYdp produces digitized whole slide images for viewing on a high-resolution monitor.

Tufts Moves to VMCAS for Student Applications

With the addition of Tufts, only Texas A&M and Tuskegee University do not use the Veterinary Medical College Application Service.

WVC Launches Speaker Training Program

Presenters can sign up for a communications class immediately before Western Veterinary Conference.

AVMA Releases Animal Ebola Advice

Guidelines are developed for veterinarians and public health officials who encounter a cat or dog in human Ebola cases.

Florida Vets, Dentist Fix Cat’s Palate Injury

The University of Florida Small Animal Hospital for the first time used a metal prosthesis during oral surgery.

Multiple Animal Drugs on Aratana’s Radar

Pain and lymphoma treatments are among the potential products that Aratana Therapeutics hopes will turn around its fortunes.

Veterinarian Among 4 Slain in Kentucky

Dr. Emily Champion, her parents and a fourth person allegedly were killed by her brother.

Membership Drive a Big Success for Vet Tech Group

The National Association for Veterinary Technicians in America grows with the assistance of Merial Ltd.

Sentinel Heartworm Drugs Moving to Virbac

Eli Lilly plans to spin off U.S. rights to two antiparasitics: Sentinel Flavor Tabs and Sentinel Spectrum.

Purina Launches Made-to-Order Dog Food

Dog owners can formulate a customized Just Right by Purina recipe based on the animal's condition and needs and have it shipped to their home.
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