February 26, 2020The coordinated humanitarian work of two veterinarians living in different continents is helping treat the burn wounds of countless animals affected by Australia’s recent wildfires.
December 3, 2019As part of the annual They Ate What?! X-ray Contest, VPN invites its reader community to vote on what they think is the best rad among the finalists.
November 20, 2019Ten veterinarians from across the U.S. have joined forces as the leaders of national advocacy campaigns for animal health, safety, and wellness.
September 30, 2019
You can’t help but marvel and shake your head a little when checking out the X-rays we get every year as part of our They Ate What?! Contest. You’ve got to wonder what an animal is thinking when they swallow an object whole, especially the long pointy ones (think fishing poles and forks). This year’s entries didn’t fail to deliver in the wild and wacky department, which made choosing a winner especially challenging …
July 17, 2019Researchers at the University of Illinois have identified a new fungus that could be linked to ulcerative shell disease in freshwater turtles.
January 3, 2018While prosthetics have been used in veterinary medicine for more than a decade, the application of these devices in this sector is still relatively new compared to human medicine.
May 8, 2017Bats killed by the millions because of white-nose syndrome, amphibians decimated worldwide because of chytrid fungus, honeybees declining across the U.S. and now snakes are the latest animal group besieged by a mysterious pathogen.
March 29, 2017The thrill of seeing a different species at almost every appointment is a wondrous day for those of us who enjoy treating avian and exotic pets. More and more veterinary students are seeking course work on exotic species, and more graduates are looking for employment opportunities that offer an avian or exotic pet-owning clientele.
January 17, 2017The conventional wisdom among hobbyist tortoise-keepers has been to place their shelled wards in a shoebox and store them in a dark place for hibernation.
September 19, 2016The North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center recently celebrated 20 years of partnering to preserve and protect sea turtle populations. To mark the occasion, the groups held a special release of five rehabilitated turtles—two loggerheads and three greens—on the coast of North Carolina.