Bid on exciting packages at Purple Party Silent Auction & Wine Wall Fundraiser May 16
The Purple Party Silent Auction & Wine Wall Fundraiser will be held Saturday, May 16, 5-7 p.m. at the Hilton Westchester, Rye Brook, during the NYS-VC Spring Conference. Items donated for this year's silent auction include:
Attendees who purchase tickets for the wine wall will receive a gift-wrapped surprise bottle of wine valued at $25 and up. Nearly half the bottles won in 2013-2014 were valued between $50-100!
Funds raised during the silent auction benefit the Veterinary Political Education Committee and the NYSVMS scholarship.
NYSVMS is still accepting donations for both the silent auction and wine wall. For more information, click here. To register for the conference, click here.
- A six-night stay at two vacation homes in Reunion, Florida, located just minutes from theme parks, golf courses, shopping and restaurants, compliments of Drs. Eric, Jack and Allan Bregman
- Overnight stay packages for the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona; The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing; and The Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid
- Gift certificate for a studio session and a masterpiece wall portrait on canvas, size 16-by-20 inches (unframed), donated by Kramer Portraits
- Two framed animal art pieces donated by LIVMA
- Seats from the James Law Auditorium at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine are currently up for auction. To place your closed bid, email Lyn LaBar at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can bid during the Silent Auction. All bids will be opened and the winner determined on that night!
Thank you to 2015 NYS-VC spring conference sponsors:
Gold level: Fallon Wellness Pharmacy
Silver level: Simmons Northeast, Merial Limited, Patterson Veterinary Supply and BestPetRX
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Veterinarians needed to staff the Hall of Veterinary Health
This year's New York State Fair will be held Thursday, Aug. 27, through Monday, Sept. 7, in Syracuse. The Hall of Veterinary Health is one of the primary ways the NYSVMS promotes veterinary medicine to the public. It showcases modern veterinary medicine in a fun, educational way and includes several interactive displays, live demonstrations and is an excellent opportunity for fairgoers to talk with veterinarians. To make the HVH a success, we need your help! We need veterinarians to help staff the exhibit every day. Please email email@example.com for more information or if you would like to volunteer! Also, check out the Hall of Veterinary Health Facebook page for updates.
Exhibit space available at NYS Legislature Animal Advocacy Day June 3 in Albany
The NYS Legislature is looking for exhibitors for the 5th Annual NYS Animal Advocacy Day on Wednesday, June 3, in Albany.
Last year's event drew over 500 animal advocates from across the state. This year's event will run from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Well of the Legislative Office Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany. Exhibitor tables are available at no charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. You must RSVP by May 1 to Chris at 518-370-2812 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your table.
- An ebook on cruciates with the focus on the lateral fabellar suture repair technique
- For your iPad and MAC computer
- Descriptive surgical details, videos, interactive pictures AND much more!!
To view the book go to iTunes or click here
and follow the link.
Tax break for adopting cats, dogs? Bills would make it happen
The Journal News
A bill in the state Senate would create a $100 tax break for New York residents who adopt a cat or dog — but perhaps only if they are spayed or neutered.
If passed and signed into law, the legislation would knock $100 off a dog or cat owner's state tax bill if they adopt the animal from a pound or shelter. A taxpayer would be able to claim the credit for up to three cats or dogs a year.
It would be up to the state tax commissioner to decide whether proof spaying or neutering would be required in order to receive the break.
Deadly bird flu shows up in South Dakota, 4th Minnesota farm
The Associated Press via ABC News
A bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry has shown up in a commercial turkey flock in South Dakota and a fourth turkey farm in Minnesota, state and federal agencies confirmed, bringing the total number of outbreaks in the Midwest to nine and leading to the deaths of 314,000 birds since early March.
Frightened by Fluffy or Fido?
Duluth News Tribune via Chicago Tribune
When a relative's 4-year-old son, Evan, came to a family party at Susan Willett's home in Bridgewater, New Jersey, he was too afraid of her three dogs to leave his mother. Still, he was intrigued with Willett's terrier, Tucker, and the dog's insatiable appetite for retrieving balls.
House members rally lawmakers to support food and agricultural research
To successfully address myriad challenges facing the United States and the world relating to food, agriculture and natural resources, Congress must increase its budget for competitive research at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. When lawmakers devote more resources to AFRI, our nation's best scientists and innovators will have more opportunities to work in the crucial fields of agriculture, where they can better examine the challenges impacting animals and plants as well as food safety and the environment.
Unclogging the constipated cat
VETERINARY MEDICINE via dvm360.com
Uncomfortable for all involved, constipation in cats is solvable once you determine the cause — be it medical or behavioral. All the tools you need to unclog kitties are right here.
Cats in surgery relax most to the sound of classical music
According to research, music is beneficial for cats in the surgical environment. But not all music is equal in this respect — cats, it seems, benefit most from classical music.
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Veterinary involvement key to White House's plan to fight antibiotic resistance
Antibiotic resistance is one of the most pressing public health issues facing the world today. In an effort to address the threat of antibiotic resistance, the White House released the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria. The action plan outlines a comprehensive federal effort to address this threat.
New electronic prescriptions law starting March 27, 2016, exempts veterinarians
New York State Education Department
Starting March 27, 2016, a new law will require nurse practitioners, midwives, dentists, podiatrists, physicians, physician assistants and optometrists in New York State ("prescribers") to issue prescriptions electronically directly to a pharmacy, with limited exceptions. Veterinarians are exempt from this law!
The great grain debate: Should pet foods avoid grains?
By Jennifer Adolphe
Grain-free diets are becoming much more commonplace in the pet food aisle. There are a number of reasons for this growing trend, such as the belief that grains are harmful for pets or that grain-free diets are more appropriate for dogs and cats from an evolutionary perspective. Also, gluten has been touted as a substance to be feared in many popular human diets, and pet and human nutrition trends usually go hand-in-hand. With so many grain and grain-free options available, what do you need to know about the great grain debate?
Veterinarians: Dog influenza is 'near epidemic'
Veterinarians in Illinois are seeing the symptoms a lot. It's canine influenza, and it's extremely contagious to other dogs in close contact.
Dr. Jerry Klein has treated several cases. "It's almost an epidemic. In my 35 years, this is the worst outbreak."
Novel anti-microbial drugs evaluated for intestinal parasite in cats
Winn Feline Foundation
Tritrichomonas foetus is a parasite affecting cats that may manifest as severe inflammation of the colon with diarrhea. Treatment is difficult, as effective drugs are not available for cats.
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