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September 16, 2015

Vet School reality TV show airs September 19

Whether you’re a new student wondering what’s ahead, or a professional who wants to remember the “good old days” of your veterinary education, a new reality TV show may be what you’re looking for. Nat Geo WILD, in collaboration with Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), is premiering a new series on Sept. 19, Vet School, at 10/9c on Nat Geo WILD.

July 23, 2015

Summertime at the zoo: elephants and sounds

Elephants at the Paira Diaza Zoo in Belgium were treated to a string quartet this summer, reported the New York Times on June 26. And they were picky about the music they liked. “When they played the tango, [the elephants] walked off,” Tim Bouts, DVM, and Paira Diaza’s zoological director, told the New York Times. “Then they played the rumba and they all came back.” Elephants, it appears, have an ear for sounds. They use it, along with non-vocal gestures, to communicate.

April 02, 2015

Rabbits: hopping forward in veterinary practices

Tonight, in New York City, the annual Bunny Beauty Pageant, part of a five-day Full Bunny Contact carnival, takes place at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, a sign, perhaps, of increasing rabbit pet ownership among the educated.

March 05, 2013

Chinese dogs get their own public restrooms

A select group of dogs in China will soon know what it’s like to wait in line for public restrooms. The Chinese city of Shenzhen recently decided to install public toilets for dogs near parks and sidewalks in an effort to keep public areas free of pet waste.

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