October 11-17 is National Veterinary Technician Week!

It's National Veterinary Technician Week!  Founded in 1993, this annual awareness event takes place during the 3rd week of October. Vet techs are valuable members of your veterinarian's animal care team.  Join us this week as we honor the important role these dedicated professionals play in your pet's health and well-being. To learn about National … Continue reading October 11-17 is National Veterinary Technician Week!

Homes Needed for Greyhounds as US Dog Tracks Continue to Close

An in-depth article on the decline of dog racing in the US published by National Geographic shines a light on the challenges faced by Greyhounds, both on and off the track. Earlier this year, the last Greyhound track in Texas closed.  At the end of 2020, dog racing will end in Florida with the closure … Continue reading Homes Needed for Greyhounds as US Dog Tracks Continue to Close

Two New Animal Welfare Laws Protect California Pets

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed two animal welfare bills into law this month.  Both are designed to protect the welfare of the state’s dogs, cats, and other companion animals.  The laws were signed on September 19th, in recognition of Puppy Mill Awareness Day. AB 2152, sponsored by Assembly member Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), closes a … Continue reading Two New Animal Welfare Laws Protect California Pets

Vets See Burns, Smoke Inhalation Injuries in Pets from Wildfires

The wildfires in the western United States have been devastating for both people and their pets.  An article in the Medford, Oregon Mail Tribune explains the kinds of injuries local veterinarians are seeing in dogs, cats, and other animals from the Almeda Fire. Vets at the Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center report that the most … Continue reading Vets See Burns, Smoke Inhalation Injuries in Pets from Wildfires

Penn Vet Working Dog Center Seeks Volunteers to Help Train COVID-19 Detection Dogs

Interested in learning how you can help train detection dogs working on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight? The Working Dog Center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is a national research and development center for detection dogs.  Detection dogs perform a variety of important functions, including sniffing out substances like drugs … Continue reading Penn Vet Working Dog Center Seeks Volunteers to Help Train COVID-19 Detection Dogs