April 01, 2011

Academia

Ross, UNAM fully accredited for seven years posted March 18, 2011 Although Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine is a foreign school, about 98 percent of its students come from North America. Two landmark decisions came out of the AVMA Council on Education meeting March 6-8 at AVMA headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill. The council granted full accreditation status for seven years to the National Autonomous University of Mexico School of Veterinary Medicine, Mexico City, and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies. The two schools are the first to be recognized in their respective countries by the council. Their graduates will now be able to sit for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the United St ...

Equine

posted March 18, 2011 The American Association of Equine Practitioners has developed guidelines to help veterinarians and adoption groups successfully transition retired racehorses to new homes and new careers. "Transitioning the Retired Racehorse: Guidelines for Equine Practitioners, Adoption Organizations, and Horse Owners" provides an overview of the common physical challenges affecting former racehorses and helps establish expectations for a horse's future capabilities. "Based on their professional experience, most veterinarians will have a personal perspective regarding which medical conditions can be consistent with various uses," according to the document. "These guidelines will outline the common health issu ...