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VMX Conference 3-7 February

Formerly known as the NAVC (North American Veterinary Conference), the VMX (Veterinary Meeting & Expo) will be held this year 3-7 February in Orlando, Florida. The first event was held back in 1984 as the Eastern States Veterinary Conference that brought many professionals in the field from around the world to gather up and meet in Orlando. The first meeting …

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Penguin Awareness Day – January 20th

The 20th of January is celebrated worldwide as Penguin Awareness Day. This day is celebrated to raise awareness about the number of penguins in the world that is dramatically decreasing every day. This day also brings focus on the matter of conservation of penguin habitats. No one really knows when was the first Penguin Awareness Day. You can celebrate penguins …

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Top Ranking Veterinary Schools in 2017

Veterinary medicine is a division of the medicine which deals with all animal species and with prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of diseases that occur, disorders and injuries. Veterinarians, as medical professionals and advocates for animals, protect the health and welfare of companion animals, domestic animals, wild animals and bird, exotic animals etc. To become a veterinarian, you have to attend …

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One-of-a-kind brain surgery on a seal

Hydrocephalus is a condition where cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is accumulating within the brain. This condition typically manifests with increased pressure inside the skull. Hydrocephalus can be categorized as a birth defect or to be acquired later in life. Four types of hydrocephalus have been described in the literature: communicating, non-communicating, normal pressure and ex-vacuo. This condition can be treated surgically …

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AVMA Fellowship Program

AVMA, or American Veterinary Medical Association, is an advocate for everybody in the veterinary profession. At the moment, AVMA is representing more than 89 000 members, their interests, goals, and values. They advocate the advances in the abilities of veterinarians to provide crucial veterinary services; they have professional accreditation and certifications programs; their key point is health and welfare of …

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Is the number of equine vets declining?

Equine or horse veterinarians are doctors that work with horse breeders, ranchers, competitive horse owners to treat and protect the health and welfare of horses. Equine veterinarians provide vaccinations, diagnostics, treat injuries and diseases, and perform surgeries on horses when needed. Not like small animal veterinarian, equine vets visit the horses at the farms and ranches. According to 2016 American …

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Heartworm resistance

Heartworm resistance? The 15th Triennial Heartworm Symposium was held in New Orleans in 2016. At the symposium, Dr. Clarke Atkins, DVM, DACVIM, professor emeritus at the North Carolina State University spoke about heartworm resistance to today prophylaxis, and what the veterinary field learned about it in the last 10 to 15 years, and what remains unknown. Dirofilaria immitis, or heartworm, …