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October 22, 2015

Skewer-swallowing dog wins Hambone Award®

A Persian cat who ate three feet of packaging tape. A miniature dachshund that fended off a rattlesnake. A skewer-swallowing boxer. It was a tough choice but the votes are in. On Oct. 7, Nationwide Pet Insurance awarded Curtis, a five year old boxer from Princeton, W. Va., the Hambone Award®, honoring the most unusual pet insurance claim of the year. Curtis will receive the award and a gift bag. The Virginia College of Veterinary Medicine, who treated Curtis, will receive $10,000 to treat pets whose owners could not otherwise afford treatment.

February 18, 2016

Veterinarians treat sea turtles with fibropapillomatosis

Green sea turtles, once listed as an endangered species, are rebounding in record numbers today in Florida but now face a new threat: fibropapillomatosis (FP), reported Phys.org. One AAHA-accredited hospital is helping. Doug Mader, DVM, of AAHA-accredited practice Marathon Veterinary Hospital (MVH), along with five other veterinarians from MVH, volunteer at the Turtle Hospital, a rescue and rehabilitation hospital for sea turtles in the Florida Keys.

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.

January 28, 2019

Study: We’re finding new feline viruses faster than we can figure them out

Things are moving fast in the world of feline pathogens. The authors of a recent review article in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery say “the rate at which novel [or previously unknown] viruses are being discovered now exceeds our understanding of their clinical relevance.” And it’s not just happening to cats: A 2008 paper in Nature described the discovery of 335 infectious diseases in the global human population between 1940 and 2004.

June 29, 2017

Weekly News Roundup 6/22 – 6/29

Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: researchers try to improve police dogs' accuracy, the UK Kennel Club present best dog photography from 2016, a Neapolitan Mastiff wins the World's Ugliest Dog Contest, a dog's leg is saved by bone-growing technology, and a team uses dogs to try to find Amelia Earhart.

October 07, 2023

Vet Teams IRL: Vickie Byard, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)

From a career that started with big hair in the ‘80s and is now heading toward retirement , Vickie Byard, CVT, VTS (Dentistry), has seen enormous changes in vet med for techs, for dentistry, and for patient care . And it all happened because her practice leadership gave her the chance. 

October 20, 2023

Stress First Aid: Self-Care and Co-worker Support Actions

Stress First Aid is meant as a common language and a flexible framework of action steps that can be integrated into your practice’s daily operations . Explore how you can use the 7 Cs of SFA to support yourself and co-workers in veterinary practice.

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