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.
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.
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.
With the winter holiday season right around the corner, Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, has released its annual list of the most bizarre pet insurance claims submitted during the holiday season.
A new study sheds light on why dogs might spend so much time looking for that perfect spot to do their business. The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Zoology, attempted to discover whether dogs align themselves with the Earth's magnetic field during defecation and urination.
Veterinarians in Talkeetna, Alaska, are working hard to keep Stubbs, the town's cat mayor, alive after he was mauled by a large dog. The unusual story has garnered worldwide attention, and people from around the globe are offering to contribute to the mayor's medical bills
The past few years have been rough for a morbidly obese dachshund named Obie, but things are finally looking up for the newly slimmed-down dog.
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.
With options for grieving pet owners including holding funerals and forming diamonds from animals' ashes, it was only a matter of time until the pet obituary entered the picture.
A foul-smelling case of excessive dog poop in Dallas has driven one company to propose citywide DNA testing to track down irresponsible owners.