October 15, 2008

Veterinarians, like other licensed medical providers, have increasingly voiced concern over laypersons providing care without proper experience, training, or skills. The anxiety centers on quality of care, making sure there's appropriate supervision in place. Nonveterinarians argue they are being hindered or excluded from their right to earn a living practicing their trade.

College News

posted October 1, 2008 The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The school is not only the youngest on campus, established in 1983, but also is the second-youngest veterinary school in the nation. Wisconsin confers approximately 80 DVM degrees each year. Annually, more than 20,000 cases are referred to the school's veterinary teaching hospital with board-certified veterinarians in 18 specialties. At the same time, the school's faculty continues to work on a wide variety of projects that embody the one-health concept. For example, they have: improved organ storage solution so transplant organs can be kept alive longer developed new total joint replacement surgery techniques ...

Disaster Management

By all accounts, the evacuation of people and pets from the Gulf Coast ahead of Hurricane Gustav has been a success. Temporary shelters for human and animal evacuees remained open as of midday Tuesday, while reports were not yet available regarding damage to veterinary clinics and animal shelters in the area affected by the hurricane.