August 15, 2008

In the current economic climate, small animal practitioners may fear that pet owners have less discretionary income or are less willing to spend on veterinary care. Practices also must account for some of the same cost increases as households.

Global Issues

At about 7 a.m. Dec. 26, 2004, a magnitude 9 undersea earthquake off the coast of Indonesia caused a vertical lift that displaced ocean water, triggering tsunami waves to the east and west.

Public Health

Rear Adm. William S. Stokes is an assistant surgeon general in the U.S. Public Health Service who applies his expertise in laboratory animal medicine and toxicology in his work at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health.