Lincoln Memorial Offers New Dual Vet Med Degree

Lincoln Memorial University (in Tennessee) has announced a new veterinary-focused dual degree program—a Masters of Science in Veterinary Biomedical Science that can count towards first year coursework for a DVM degree.  The MS-VBS program involves 30 hours of full-time graduate level veterinary courses, including Veterinary Anatomy I and II.  MS-VBS

PetSmart Charities to Fund Scholarships at 21 Vet Schools

PetSmart Charities has announced that it has earmarked more than $500,000 in scholarship funds for students attending 21 North American veterinary programs.  PetSmart hopes that the scholarships will boost student interest in shelter medicine and the human-animal bond.  Since 2015, the nonprofit group has awarded more than $6 million in

University of Nebraska Opens Dog Behavior Lab

The University of Nebraska has announced a new research facility that will focus on the study of dog behavior.  The Canine Cognition and Human Interaction Lab is part of the Department of Psychology.  It will conduct a series of research studies involving dog behavior and psychology, and also investigate how

Ross University Upgrades Veterinary Facilities

The recent trend of veterinary schools revamping their facilities has continued with Ross University (in the Caribbean) announcing the completion of a major addition.  The Research and Pathology Building is a 19,000 square foot research facility with a $10.5 million price tag. The new facility will allow students and faculty to

Long Island University Adds Veterinary Technology Program

Long Island University has announced that in addition to its plans to open a new college of veterinary medicine in 2019, the institution is adding a new four-year veterinary technology program for the Fall 2018 semester.  The veterinary technology program is the first four-year program to be offered on Long

New “My Veterinary Life” Website from AVMA

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has created a new website that will serve as a career planning resource for veterinary students and new veterinarians during the critical transition from vet school to professional life. The My Veterinary Life website provides content focused on three areas: career development, financial management, and

Petco Launches PetCoach Retail Store

Petco’s online veterinary platform, PetCoach, has broadened its horizons to include a pilot retail location.  The brick and mortar store is located in San Marcos, California and aspires to reinvent the pet store experience by being a “one stop shop” for all aspects of care. Services offered at the new PetCoach

Texas A&M Offers Beef Cattle Short Course

The 64th Annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course will run from August 6-8, 2018.  The course is one of the largest cattle-related educational events in the country, drawing over 1,700 participants for its 20 educational sessions and various live demonstrations. Topics for the Beef Cattle Short Course include nutrition, reproduction,

AVMA Offers Free Well-being Webinar

The American Veterinary Medical Association’s Lead & Learn series is offering a new webinar on July 2nd.  Mission Possible: Creating a Culture of Well-being will be presented by Dr. Jen Brandt, Director of Member Wellness and Diversity Initiatives at the AVMA, at 6pm Central.  Dr. Brandt will discuss the difference