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2014-09-28 16:21:06

Search for America's top veterinary professionals featured hundreds of nominees and tens of thousands of votes from the American public; Top American Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Technician will be part of national TV broadcast on Hallmark Channel on October 30 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It wasn't just a celebration for dogs last night at the fourth annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards(TM). America's first national humane organization...

2014-09-25 16:27:03

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- September 28 marks the 8(th) annual World Rabies Day, an international event created to help raise rabies awareness and save lives. While only one to two people die annually from rabies in the United States, the disease kills more than 55,000 people worldwide and creates fear-based slaughter of dogs in developing countries. Dr. René Carlson, past president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and its...

2014-09-09 12:29:26

CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even during the last weeks of summer, it's important to remember children and pets are at greater risk of being infected with Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases such as anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Because people and their pets often spend time in the same environments where Lyme and other disease-transmitting ticks are found, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American...

2014-07-28 08:28:59

Public Invited to Vote for Their Favorite CHICAGO, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) announced the top 20 finalists for "America's Favorite Veterinarian." The 20 finalists were selected by an AVMF review panel from more than 700 nominations. "We are thrilled to honor and recognize these 20 finalists who are entrusted to preserve and protect the health and well-being of animals," said Michael Cathey, executive director of AVMF....

2014-07-17 23:07:36

Visit Spectrum Surgical Booth 1516 at the American Veterinary Medical Association and see a complete display of commonly used veterinary surgical instruments and surgery packs available for veterinary professionals. Stow, Ohio (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Spectrum Surgical will attend the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) July 25-29 in Denver, CO, where thousands of veterinary professionals and related groups gather for interactive educational opportunities. At the conference,...

2014-07-11 12:24:44

TUSTIN, Calif., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Dermatology Clinic Tustin announces Dr. Melissa Hall, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) is receiving patients four days a week in Tustin, CA and continues to see cases once a month in San Luis Obispo, CA. Dr. Melissa Hall graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at University of California, Davis in 2006. While attending Davis, Dr. Hall was involved in many clubs and received numerous...

2014-06-10 23:14:29

Janet D. Donlin is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession Garden City, NY (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 NAPW honors Janet D. Donlin, D.V.M., CAE and CEO at AVMA PLIT as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Dr. Donlin is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in Veterinary Medicine. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession,...

2014-06-10 12:32:24

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has hired Capitol Counsel, a top-tier D.C. government affairs firm, to help push Congress to pass bipartisan legislation that would make the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) tax exempt. The organizations will work together to educate policymakers on the importance of including the VMLRP Enhancement Act (S. 553/H.R. 1125) in any tax reform or tax extenders...

2014-06-03 16:24:40

AVMA experts available to discuss the risks SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the American Veterinary Medical Association, we've heard the same excuses repeated again and again: "Oh, it will just be a few minutes while I go into the store." Or, "But I cracked the windows open." Or, "It wasn't that warm outside." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140603/93889 And yet, every year, the AVMA continues to hear the same story, over and over: Dogs left...

2014-05-12 16:28:24

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It can be tough being a cat. Sure, our pet cats seem to have it pretty good: A life spent napping in sunny windows, safe from predators and attended to by humans who play with them, pet them and feed them whenever necessary. But in the latest Animal Tracks podcast from the American Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Tony Buffington, a professor at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, says that things can...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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