Friday May 24, 2013
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The Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges has announced a major upgrade to the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) that will streamline the application process for those seeking entrance to veterinary school. The VMCAS service will now allow a student to submit a single set of transcripts for verification and sharing with multiple programs, rather than requiring an individual set for each school.
The VMCAS upgrade will be in effect as of June 5, 2013.
Sunday May 19, 2013
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The 2013 Alltech International Symposium is currently under way in Lexington, Kentucky. The 29th annual event runs from May 19-22 and has a theme of "GLIMPSE 2020," envisioning the future of agriculture and agribusiness. Sessions focus on topics such as the development of pet and livestock rations, innovations in aquaculture, agricultural marketing, and business management.
The symposium is a great networking and educational event for pet food sales reps, livestock feed sales reps, aquaculture farmers, animal nutritionists, veterinarians, and others involved in animal agriculture.
Thursday May 16, 2013
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West Texas A&M has announced that a "Pharmaceutical Use in Cattle" course will be offered online during both summer and fall sessions. The course will teach students about the classes of pharmaceutical drugs, regulatory issues, pharmacology, calculations, administration, and safety practices. Registration
is now open for the summer session which runs from June 3rd to July 9th. Those who complete the online course will receive 3 college credit hours.
This course could be of use to students interested in veterinary pharmaceutical sales, beef production, dairy production, animal science, or other related areas.
Saturday May 11, 2013
The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) and Merial are currently hosting the 2013 National Service Dog Eye Exam Event. Throughout the month of May, the program offers free eye exams provided by participating veterinary ophthalmologists. Nearly 5,000 service dogs were evaluated during last year's event, and nearly 16,000 dogs have been involved in the program since it began in 2008.