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Michael I. Kotlikoff, dean of Veterinary College, named Cornell University's provost
Cornell Chronicle
Michael I. Kotlikoff, the Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine since 2007, will be Cornell University's next provost, President Elizabeth Garrett announced. Kotlikoff will assume the office Aug. 1.
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Burned bulldog prompts call for state pet groomer law
The Journal News
VideoBriefA Hawthorne woman is calling for the state to regulate pet groomers, claiming that her English bulldog, Bella, was badly burned at a Thornwood shop that apparently was operating without a required health permit.
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Preventing, diagnosing and treating feline AIDS
The Citizen
The feline immunodeficiency virus infection is a complex virus that causes immunosuppression (abnormal immune system) in domestic felines. North American veterinary statistics state one in 12 cats can test positive for the virus. From 2.5 to 4.4 percent of cats worldwide are infected with feline immunodeficiency virus.
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Boston veterinarian named chair of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Bovine Veterinarian
A prominent Boston veterinarian has been tabbed to chair the American Veterinary Medical Association's board of directors. During its 152nd annual meeting in Boston, AVMA announced Dr. John H. de Jong, Weston, Massachusetts, would guide the board that oversees the 86,500-member association, founded in 1863.
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Employee or contractor? Labor seeks to clarify rules
The Associated Press via The New York Times
When are workers employees? When are they contractors? The Department of Labor issued new guidance that could limit the ability of many companies to designate their workers as contractors. That could spell trouble for sharing-economy firms such as Uber and TaskRabbit, which rely on independent workers, often for short-term projects.
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How champion-pony clones have transformed the game of polo
Vanity Fair
Perhaps the greatest polo player ever, Adolfo Cambiaso is planning to compete on a pony that died nearly a decade ago — a clone of his beloved stallion Aiken Cura. With more than 25 replicas of champion horses now in existence, Haley Cohen explores how the science came to polo.
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Cats abandoned outside Blasdell animal shelter
WIVB-TV
Five newborn kittens and their mom are recovering after someone left them in a cardboard box outside of an animal shelter. The cats are expected to survive, but only because they were found in the nick of time.
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NYSVMS 2015 awards-nomination deadline extended to July 31
NYSVMS
NYSVMS has extended the deadline for nominations for the 2015 awards to July 31! The awards, which will be presented during NYS-VC Fall, have five categories: Distinguished Life Service, Veterinarian of the Year, Outstanding Service, Merit Award and Rising Leader.

To nominate someone for one of these awards, the 2015 nomination form must be completed and signed by a regional officer, along with an awards information form completed by awardee and a high-resolution, full-color headshot of the nominee saved as JPG (letters of recommendation are optional but strongly encouraged). All of this must be sent to Stephanie Quirini at squirini@nysvms.org or mailed to NYSVMS, 100 Great Oaks Blvd., Suite 127, Albany, NY 12203 by Friday, July 31.

For the nomination forms, click here.

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