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May 25, 2016
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The joy in outreach

Shortly after HSVMA Senior Veterinary Advisor, Dr. Barry Kellogg returned from his deployment to Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Wilma struck Florida. The combination of his frustration with the failures of the federal response to Katrina and a photo in his local newspaper of a young girl carrying supplies over her head while traversing waist-deep water with the caption "The Forgotten Communities in Disasters" inspired him to do more, so he and his wife began bringing veterinary services to migrant farm worker communities.

Ten years later, Dr. Kellogg and his wife are still travelling to these communities to provide veterinary care -- at no cost to the communities. Read their story»

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Cultivating skills

The HSVMA Student Chapter at the University of Wisconsin recently hosted a cadaver spay lab and a suture lab. These educational events provide veterinary students a great opportunity to develop much-needed surgical skills in an encouraging atmosphere designed for optimum learning that promotes humane veterinary training. Hands-on learning»

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Spotlight on Cara Yanussi

Veterinary technicians are essential to any successful veterinary team. During HSVMA-RAVS clinics, they run field anesthesia services with unparalleled skill and dedication and are the backbone that allows us to do what we do with exceptional standards and care. This month, we put the spotlight on one of our invaluable, long-time volunteers. Meet Cara!

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Nuisance barking webinar

Join us the evening of June 8 to earn CE while learning about the normal and abnormal motivations for barking in dogs, how a variety of commercially-available tools to reduce barking work, and more during our next webinar, "Nuisance Barking in Dogs: Welfare Implications of Different Treatment Modalities." Learn more»

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