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Santa Claus’ official veterinarian seeks team to tend to reindeer

Santa Claus’ official veterinarian seeks team to tend to reindeer

The North Pole’s official veterinarian, a.k.a. AVMA president John de Jong, is ringing his sleigh bells for volunteers to join the Emergency Landing and Veterinary Expert System (E.L.V.E.S.), a group whose job is to oversee the well-being of Santa’s nine holiday helpers.

Heska subsidiary acquires Cuattro assets

Heska subsidiary acquires Cuattro assets

Heska Imaging has reached an agreement with Cuattro to purchase certain software and terminate previous related license and supply agreements. The $8.2-million deal comprises $2.75 million in cash and nearly 55,000 shares of Heska’s common stock.

 

Nutrition e-book available for free download

Nutrition e-book available for free download

Featuring some of the veterinary community’s leading nutrition experts, “Nutrition Essentials” is a four-part e-book exploring the role of nutrition in keeping dogs and cats healthy in the areas of chronic kidney disease, dermatology, obesity, and oncology.

AVMA seeks public participation in accreditation review

AVMA seeks public participation in accreditation review

The association’s council on education is asking for input on its accreditation regulations. Every four years, the council assesses the standards for ease and consistency of interpretation, and examines how each one contributes to preparing graduates to work as veterinarians.

Chicago veterinarian receives lifetime award

Chicago veterinarian receives lifetime award

A Chicago veterinarian with a 55-year track record is taking home the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Lifetime Merit Award. Among other posts he’s held, Jack (Jagjit) S. Brar, DVM, MS, is a two-time president of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s veterinary board.