October 01, 2010

Dr. Max Millien, director of animal health with Haiti's Ministry of Agriculture, said assistance from foreign agencies will help the country improve its animal health infrastructure.

AVMA Answers

Dr. Lynne White-Shim of the AVMA Scientific Activities Division, answers common questions about rabies, including how often veterinarians and support staff should have their titers checked.


Wildlife biologist and anthropologist Jeff Corwin displayed a menagerie of animals with similar backgrounds, including a 6-foot-long American alligator and a 100-pound alligator snapping turtle, to convey his messages of responsible pet ownership and wildlife habitat preservation during his presentation.

Global Issues

Livestock account for nearly half of Pakistan's agricultural gross domestic product. The FAO says it's imperative to get food and medicine to the animals quickly. The UN agency worries the number of dead animals could reach the millions, potentially crippling the nation's economy.

Veterinary Organizations

By Malinda Larkin Posted Sept. 18, 2010 Veterinary technicians often don't toot their horns loud enough, at least according to Denise Mikita, president of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. This is why she's happy there's National Veterinary Technician Week, held Oct. 10-16 this year and sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition. "There are a lot of caring people who work really hard and everyone needs to be recognized. It's a nice way to say we know what you're doing on a day-to-day basis, and we appreciate it. To identify one week and make it your own is nice," Mikita said. The week serves a dual purpose, she said, in that it provides veterinary technicians an opportunity to inform the public about what they ...