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Featured speaker Alexander de Lahunta, DVM, book signing May 15 during NYS-VC Spring
NYSVMS
Alexander de Lahunta, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVP, is the featured speaker of the second annual NYS-VC Spring at Westchester Hilton in Rye Brook. Dr. de Lahunta is a pioneer in veterinary neurology, renowned worldwide for his rigorous scholarship and his initial identification of many neurological diseases. He will present The Importance of Anatomic Diagnosis in Clinical Neurology-Case Reviews of Spinal Cord Diseases and Muscle/Nerve Disorders on Friday, May 15, and The Importance of Anatomic Diagnosis in Clinical Neurology-Case Reviews of Ataxia, Involuntary Muscle Contractions and Movement Disorders on Saturday, May 16.

He has published five leading textbooks and is the author of 266 peer-reviewed publications in professional and scientific journals. Dr. de Lahunta will be signing copies of his books on Friday, May 15, in the exhibit hall during the Welcome Reception from 6-8 p.m. Be sure to bring your book for him to sign. There will be a limited amount of books for sale on-site.

In total, there will be 66 workshop sessions offered throughout the three days of the conference. To see the full schedule, click here.

There is still time to register for the conference! The preregistration deadline is Friday, May 1! After this date, there is an additional $75 surcharge to register on-site! To register, click here.

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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Veterinary Emergency Response Act moved out of Senate Higher Education Committee
NYSVMS
Senate bill 250 by Senator LaValle, an act to amend the education law, in relation to enacting the "veterinary emergency response and mobility act of 2015," moved out of the Senate Higher Education Committee April 22. It is currently on First Report Calendar.

Following several major storms of unprecedented impact and some incidents of animal cruelty on a major scale, it became apparent that a more expeditious means of providing a veterinary response was necessary.

Working from guidelines established by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the proponents of this legislation put forth a draft bill that was shared with NYSVMS from its initial drafts.

Working collaboratively with NYSVMS, this bill reflects the fair, effective and balanced response that is necessary in these types of events.

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Veterinarians testify at New York City Council hearing on amendments to city code on sterilization of pets sold in pet shops
NYSVMS
Ten veterinarians testified at a public hearing April 21 in Council Chambers, City Hall, in New York City about proposed amendments to city code Int. 136-A mandating the sterilization of pets sold by "pet shops" in New York City. Click here to view a copy of the amendments. Veterinarians, including Allan Bregman, DVM, president of VMA-NYC and Linda Jacobson, DVM, past president of VMA-NYC and NYSVMS, presented the factual views of this issue from the perspective of the veterinary profession. Over 30 others also testified, including many pet shop owners and other associations that represent pet shops and breeders.
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Northern New York farm research evaluating impact of lesser-known mastitis pathogens on dairy herds
Northern New York Agricultural Development Program
The farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has awarded a new grant to the Quality Milk Production Services Lab in Canton to continue the investigation it began in 2014 into how lesser-known mastitis-causing organisms are impacting dairy herds in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.

The NNYADP has posted the results of the first year of the project at www.nnyagdev.org. "This research is pinpointing the lesser-known mastitis-causing organisms in Northern New York dairy herds and beginning to help us understand just how they impact regional farms in terms of both cow health and economic impact," said project leader Jessica C. Scillieri Smith, DVM, with the Cornell University Animal Health Diagnostic Center Northern New York Regional Laboratory at Canton and NYSVMS Board member.

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NYSVMS CLA holds panel for Cornell students
NYSVMS
The NYSVMS Committee for Leadership Advancement and the Cornell student chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association presented Making the Transition: How to Survive and Thrive During the Leap From Veterinary School to Veterinary Practice to 75 students at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine April 16. The panelists were Rebecca Goodale, DVM, Southern Tier Regional; Nicole LaMora, DVM, vice chair, CLA, Capital District Regional; Jessica Scillieri Smith, DVM, CLA chair, Northern New York Regional; and Robin Sturtz, DVM, Long Island Regional. The panelists discussed the challenges involved when graduating and moving into the work environment and took numerous questions from the students. They also introduced the new student membership category of NYSVMS to the students and encouraged them to apply. This event was co-sponsored by NYSVMS, Cornell SCAVMA and the GPSAFC and was open to the entire graduate community.
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Daemen to partner with Tennessee university to train veterinarians
The Buffalo News
When an unusual plan for a new veterinary school at the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital unraveled in 2013, the need for more veterinarians didn't evaporate with it. Now, one local college has come up with a new approach for area students seeking to become veterinarians.
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How to avoid the iatrogenic jaw fracture
Veterinary Practice News
If you extract enough firmly rooted mandibular canine teeth in your lifetime, basic anatomy suggests that you may find yourself to be the creator of an iatrogenic jaw fracture. The root of the mandibular canine tooth of dogs and cats makes up a large portion of the rostral mandible, and it is nearly twice as long as the crown of the tooth. Bone is very thin between the lingual surface of the root and the caudal symphysis.
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Propylene glycol: Educate yourself and your veterinary clients
DVM360 MAGAZINE via dvm360.com
Ever heard of propylene glycol? Sick of hearing about propylene glycol? Maybe you recognize it as an ingredient in "pet-friendly" antifreeze. Maybe you haven't given it a moment's thought until a recent lawsuit claimed it to be a toxic ingredient in Nestlé Purina's Beneful dog food and clients started asking — after consulting with the Internet, of course.
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10 tips for getting hired in veterinary medicine
By Monica Maxwell
The market for veterinary jobs can be competitive. You may have the skills and education necessary to perform the job duties, but are you armed with the right skills to ace the interview and land the job? Here is a look at 10 tips for getting hired in veterinary medicine.
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AVMA Judicial Council to review complaints against Texas veterinarian accused of killing cat with bow and arrow
AVMA
On Friday, April 17, the image of a veterinarian posing with a cat she claimed to have shot with a bow and arrow quickly went viral and led to an outpouring of anger and disgust from around the world. The American Veterinary Medical Association was equally appalled and disturbed by this image, and immediately took action to assess the situation while responding to individual complaints via social media and telephone.
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Feline foamy virus affects mesenchymal stem cell culture
Winn Feline Foundation
Mesenchymal stem cells are being extensively evaluated as a potential therapy in different immune-mediated and inflammatory disorders. MSCs have potent immunomodulatory and trophic properties: inhibition of T-cell proliferation, altering B-cell function, downregulating major histocompatibility complex II and inhibition of dendritic maturation and differentiation.
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Researchers develop artificial equine skin
The Horse
What started as a playful gallop in the field just ended with your pasture fence in shambles and your horse with wounds all over his body. As you await the veterinarian's arrival, you think of how convenient it would be to grow him some new skin to replace the patches he just lost. Good news. Now you can.
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Wisconsin declares bird flu emergency
NBC News
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker declared a state of emergency because of an outbreak of H5N2 bird flu that kills poultry, activating the state's National Guard to help fight the infection. Wisconsin is one of about a dozen U.S. states to be hit by the highly pathogenic strain of H5N2, which experts believe is spread by migrating waterfowl. Canada has been affected, also.
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Dog gazes hijack the brain's maternal bonding system
Smithsonian Magazine
No wonder our canine companions often seem like part of the family — dogs have evolved to hijack the same mechanisms in our brains that create the strongest social bonds, including those between mother and child. This powerful example of interspecies affection is fueled when dogs and humans gaze into each other's eyes, a new study shows.
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Owner expectations when treating pets with diabetes
VETERINARY MEDICINE via dvm360.com
Diabetes is a common endocrine problem in dogs and cats that requires extensive owner education and commitment to ensure a successful outcome. Knowledge of owner perception and barriers to care may aid veterinarians in educating clients and addressing concerns that may impede care.
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