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Vet Katie Ford is taking to the airwaves on Oldham Today.

A vet has taken to the airwaves to spread the word about responsible pet care.

Katie Ford, of County’s End Veterinary Practice in Greater Manchester, is getting behind the microphone for a regular slot on Oldham Community Radio to give advice on general topics such as dental care and preventive flea and worming treatments.

The slot, which features on the station’s Oldham Today programme, launched on July 7 at 10:20am and gave an overview of the...
A vet has completed one of the toughest solo cycling challenges in the world, riding 928 miles in 90 hours 3 minutes – with less than six hours sleep.
Penny Barker halfway through a 35-mile climb on a very hot day.
Penny Barker, from Burghfield and Goring Veterinary Surgeries in Berkshire, tackled the Race Across the West (RAW) – a time trial race that runs from California to Colorado in the US, crossing the deserts of California and Arizona, as well as the Rocky Mountains.

NSW Premier Mike Baird announce that Greyhound racing will be illegal in NSW from July next year. Opposition leader Luke Foley said he wanted the industry cleaned up, not shut down. As veterinarians, what is your opinion about this issue. Do you think Greyhound racing should be banned?


Metabolic bone disease, nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism, fibrous osteodystrophy, osteoporosis, osteomalacia, rickets, simian bone disease, osteogenesis imperfecta, cage paralysis, bone atrophy, juvenile osteoporosis, paper-bone disease, goundou, Paget's disease, Recklinghausen's disease, osteitis fibrosa cystica; whichever name is used to describe this disease, it remains a frequently diagnosed condition in reptiles, and it is also seen in exotic animals, such as non-human primates and exotic cats that have been improperly fed and maintained. While MBD...

Welcome to the AVMA Animal Health Studies Database (AAHSD)! Veterinary clinical studies conducted to investigate novel therapies or to collect samples or information to gain further understanding of a disease provide the best scientific evidence to guide the clinical care of animals, and oftentimes, people too. For recent examples of veterinary clinical studies in the news, see here.

Veterinarians and animal owners may search the site to find...

Get advice to optimize your job search from Dr. Patricia Wohlferth-Bethke, director of the Veterinary Career Center and assistant director of Membership & Field Services for the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). From outlining best practices for résumé writing, to highlighting common mistakes job-seekers make during interviews, Dr. Pat has the advice you need to ratchet your job search up a notch. If you have a question or topic you'd like to see her write about in the future, please email your suggestions to...
[​IMG]The Merck Veterinary Manual

Dr. Susan Aiello, Editor-in-Chief of the Merck Veterinary Manual explains what updates you will see in the 11th Edition


A study developed by Christian Nawroth, Jemma Brett, and Alan McElligott suggested that goats have some characteristics communicating with humans during problem-solving tasks that are similar to those showed by dogs. The research was published in Biology Letters, the scientific journal of The Royal Society Publishing, last July 5.

Puppies are the reference
Certainly, humans have developed a long...

Before the anesthetic procedure
A thorough history of current and past medical problems can provide valuable information about your pet’s physical condition. A history of poor ability to exercise may indicate abnormal heart or lung function, an important consideration when planning an anesthetic procedure. Physical examination may reveal abnormalities of the heart or lungs that may require further evaluation such as an electrocardiogram (ECG), chest x-rays, or heart ultrasound prior to performing general anesthesia. Many anesthetic drugs...

presented with a 1–2 day history of progressive cough, intermittent tachypnea with increased respiratory effort, and lethargy, and no interest in eating or drinking in the previous 12 hours. His 3-year history of heart murmur was characterized on imaging as myxomatous mitral valve (MV) disease with moderate left atrial enlargement; enalapril...