November 01, 2001

Call Outs

Posted October 15, 2001 "Kool Kat," acrylic work by Don Roth of Garden Grove, Calif., received the School of Veterinary Medicine Award at the 2001 Animals in Art exhibit. Artistic ability and animal adoration will go hand in hand at the Fifteenth International Exhibition on Animals in Art, March 16–April 14, 2002 in the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine library. Sponsors are the veterinary school, LSU, Friends of the School of Veterinary Medicine, Pfizer Animal Health, and The Iams Company. Persons 18 and older are eligible to submit original artworks of all media. Selection of works to be accepted will be chosen from two-by-two-inch, mounted, 35-mm slides. A maximum of three entries per artist may be submit ...

Professional Issues

Posted October 15, 2001 A lesson in history, the profession, advertising, and collecting In 1981, Dr. Mike Smith of Lithonia, Ga., convinced his wife that, instead of a furniture or department store, the local flea market was the best place to purchase a new bed. They spotted in somebody's booth a Dr. Daniels' veterinary display cabinet. Ask antique dealers, who will tell you that from 1886–1897, the Dr. A. C. Daniels' company, still in business today, was the king of veterinary advertising and patent medicine production. The graphics on the tin front dazzled Dr. Smith. His wife turned to him and said, "You have to own that!" The rest, as it's said, is history. All photos courtesy of Dr. Mike Smith He's hooked Dr. Smith, a 1978 gr ...