2009 Newsletter Archive
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2009 Newsletter Archive

December 2009—Changing the Face of Animal Health Research

In this issue:

  • Guest writer Dr. Patricia Olson, President and CEO of Morris Animal Foundation, shares her views with us...more»
  • A team of experts from HSVMA/HSUS has submitted recommendations for the review of AVMA's Guidelines on Euthanasia...more»
  • Veterinary care continues to improve in remote areas of Appalachia, thanks to a successful program developed by HSVMA Field Services...more»
  • Veterinary Professionals: Join your colleagues and sign up online for membership with HSVMA...more»

November 2009—The Black Stallion of Pine Ridge

In this issue:

  • An unruly stallion—and its owners—prove to be a welcome challenge for an HSVMA Field Services intern...more»
  • HSVMA sponsored a poster presentation entitled "Animal Welfare-Friendly Surgery Training" at an international symposium...more»
  • HSVMA has posted the 2010 Field Services clinic schedule—sign up today!...more»
  • HSVMA is encouraging veterinary professionals to take advantage of two upcoming webinars—sign up today...more»

October 2009—End the Use of Chimps in Research

In this issue:

  • Recent investigations have exposed the painful truth behind the use of chimpanzees in research...more»
  • An HSVMA member is committed to freeing elephants from a life of captivity and suffering in circuses...more»
  • A young dog -- rescued recently on a Field Services trip -- brings peace of mind to an HSVMA veterinarian...more» 
  • HSVMA is seeking nominations for the first HSVMA Direct Care Practitioner of the Year and HSVMA Veterinary Advocate of the Year awards...more»

September 2009—We Roamed and Rambled

In this issue:

  • Dr. Eric Davis - Director of HSVMA Field Services - reflects on the field clinic successes of the season...more»
  • HSVMA member and recent UFL graduate chronicles her adventures at the Limbe Wildlife Centre in Cameroon, Africa...more»
  • Recognizing Tammy Rouse—our staff Receiving Coordinator and fearless animal welfare advocate...more»
  • It's back to school time for HSVMA as our student chapter program kicks off the school year...more»

August 2009—Compassion Has No Price

In this issue:

  • A family who could not afford the proper care for their injured dog and how our compassionate team was able to help...more»
  • Our efforts in support of a bill to help ban devocalization in Massachusetts...more»
  • Two particularly special volunteers in our equine Field Services program...more»
  • New graduate Dr. Sarah Gordon receives the first Veterinary Student Advocacy Award...more»

July 2009—Vet Student Recognized With Scholarship

In this issue:

  • An HSVMA student member was recently awarded a scholarship for inspiring some major changes at her veterinary school...more»
  • Twenty-five vet students participated in a massive rescue effort to help hundreds of neglected puppy mill dogs...more»
  • Two abandoned puppies get the medical care and attention they need from our veterinary team, led by Dr. Eric Davis...more»
  • Are you an HSVMA member doing good work for animal welfare and protection? HSVMA would like to hear from you...contact us»

June 2009—Sustainability in Bolivia

In this issue:

  • HSVMA returns to Bolivia to bring positive influence and sustainability to this impoverished country...more»
  • Another HSVMA student member brings positive change to a surgery curriculum at UGA...more»
  • Veterinary professionals are now eligible to receive RACE approved continuing education credit for participating in an HSVMA clinic...more»

May 2009—Photo Contest Winner Announced!

In this issue:

  • HSVMA has awarded top honors in its "Natural Dog-Eared Photo Contest" to Remington, a 5 ½-month old Doberman Pinscher puppy...more»
  • HSVMA student member plays a pivotal role in changing the surgery curriculum at OSU...more»
  • HSVMA Field Services remembers a dear friend and loyal supporter, Rudy Futer, whose generosity and kindness should be an example for all of us...more»
  • Veterinary students from Tufts University—all members of the new HSVMA student chapter—volunteer at a local farm animal sanctuary...more»

April 2009—Field Services Kicks Off Spring Trips

In this issue:

  • Dr. Eric Davis gives us a glimpse into his world of travel, dedicated volunteers and staff, and appreciative pet owners with their companions...more»
  • HSVMA members are speaking out to strengthen regulations and improve care for dogs in puppy mill operations...more»
  • Lend your services to helping animals and mentoring student volunteers on a Field Services clinic....more»
  • Graduating seniors receive their first professional year of membership free. Check out HSVMA's member benefits and join today...more»

March 2009—Vet Speaks Out Against Horse Slaughter

In this issue:

  • Guest writer Dr. Lisa Carter speaks out about the responsibility of ownership and that horse slaughter has become an "easy out"...more»
  • The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries is providing guidelines for humane care and accreditation of sanctuaries internationally...more»
  • Dr. David Turoff, HSVMA Field Services volunteer, returns to Nicaragua as part of the HSVMA's Working Equine Program....more»
  • HSVMA is now on Facebook! "Like" us and invite your friends...more»

February 2009—Animal Care Expo 2009

In this issue:

  • The HSUS is offering one of the best conference experiences in animal care, sheltering, animal control and emergency services...more»
  • HSVMA has launched a new outreach effort focused on the issue of cosmetic and convenience surgeries in companion animals...more»
  • Dr. Eric Davis' dog sits in as a guest writer and chronicles his journey to becoming the resident HSVMA Field Services Chief Rez Dog Consultant....more»
  • HSVMA offers competitive insurance, discounts on publications, continuing education...more»

January 2009—Saying Goodbye to Delano

In this issue:

  • HSVMA Field Services lost a dear friend and colleague with the passing of Delano No Neck in December...more»
  • Read about Henry, a young pup who got a new lease on life, thanks to the latest student surgery program at UFL...more»
  • Join Dr. Susan Monger and her team as they return to El Salvador to work with the vet students and staff at the university...more»
  • HSVMA and Humane Society University need your help! Volunteer to become an instructor of animal first aid for disaster response...more»

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