Browsing Archive: August, 2009

Back to school: Veterinarians combine stethoscopes, microscopes

Posted by Taxi dog on Monday, August 31, 2009, In : News 

New Fellowship Program Partners Nonprofit, Industry and Academia to Provide Solution for Critical Shortage of Animal Health Scientists

Denver/August 31, 2009 — Private practice isn’t for everyone, but for graduating veterinary students facing an average of $120,000 in debt, it often is the only logical choice. A new program—the Pfizer Animal Health–Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) Veterinary Fellowship for Advanced Study—gives current practitioners necessary financial support while th...

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Compassionate veterinary hospice

Posted by Taxi dog on Monday, August 31, 2009, In : Critter care 

It happens to every pet owner; at some point in your relationship you have to make the decision to end a companion’s suffering. It’s never an easy decision or one that you make with any degree of surety and the questions always remain, did I do the right thing? Was it necessary now?

The compassionate act of veterinary euthanasia is wrought with angst, second guessing and self recrimination all because there is no readily available alternative. A companion animal’s quality of life is a ...

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Facility 1st Chicago 24/7 ER for pets

Posted by Taxi dog on Saturday, August 29, 2009, In : Critter care 

AETC: Constant, Compassionate Care

CHICAGO, Aug. - September 1, Chicago's approximately 1.6 million pets will have access to 24-hour emergency medical attention. Animal Emergency & Treatment Center (AETC) will be the only veterinary emergency and specialty center in the city to offer care at any hour of the day or night, 365 days a year.

"The construction of our state of the art Chicago treatment center is right on track," said Dr. Matt H. Tompkins, DVM, co-founder and managing partner of AET...

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Community veterinary grants aid pet families

Posted by Taxi dog on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, In : Critter care 

ATLANTA, Aug. 21 - Veracity Payment Solutions and BluePearl Veterinary Partners have joined in the Bequest Affinity Program to provide community level assistance to families who cannot afford the full cost of their pet's health care. 

Bequest enables veterinarians to request and receive grants for discretionary pet care electronically from their point of sale terminal. The Veracity Community Foundation will maintain and disburse all funding activities for Bequest.

Blue Pearl Veterinary Partn...

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Bark at the Ball Park

Posted by Taxi dog on Monday, August 24, 2009, In : Events 

The boys of summer, hot dogs, cool dogs and every kind of dog in between made for a great time as the Humane Society took everbody out to the ball park for a late summer night's game and all the tail wagging you could ever want.

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This special event hosted by the Humane Society of Pinellas and Brighthouse field shone magically through the thunder and lightning as rainbows shimmered and folks got their dogs out for the Bark at the Park.

Thanks to everyone who came out and espe...

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Mobile dog heart health tour

Posted by Taxi dog on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, In : Critter care 

Providing free heart exams

Mobile exam room to visit St. Louis and Chicago this monthST. JOSEPH, Mo., Aug. 17 -- Later this month, dog owners in the Midwest will find that getting their pets' hearts checked is a walk in the park. Veterinary cardiologists on the Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour will make stops with a sound-proof medical unit at local parks in St. Louis on August 28 and in Chicago on August 30 to perform free dog heart examinations.


In addition to providing free heart health sc...

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Essay Contest Honors Veterinarians

Posted by Taxi dog on Tuesday, August 18, 2009, In : Critter care 

Don't Miss Your Chance to Honor Your Veterinarian

Nationwide Essay Contest Honors Veterinarians for Dedication to Improving Animal Health and Well-Being - Deadline
August 31 

DENVER, Aug. 18 - Nominate your veterinarian for the third annual Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet contest, conducted by Morris Animal Foundation (MAF). The national short-essay contest honors America's veterinarians for their dedication to helping animals and strengthening the bonds we have with our pets. The contest e...

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Therapy Animals Supporting Kids (TASK) program‏ launc

Posted by Taxi dog on Monday, August 17, 2009, In : Child animal bond 

Washington 8.17 - The American Humane Association today officially launched an innovative new program that encourages and guides child welfare professionals on how to incorporate therapy animals into sessions with children who have been abused or neglected or who have witnessed violence. When children have suffered trauma, it is often difficult for them to speak of their experiences. Incorporating a therapy animal into the process can help a child open up and promote the healing process.


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National Dog Bloggers Carnival

Posted by Taxi dog on Tuesday, August 4, 2009, In : Events 

Welcome to the fifth National Dog Bloggers Carnival sponsored by Nancy Houser and Way Cool Dogs. This month the carnival is brought to you by Taxi dog (that’s me) and For Paws Hospice so sit back and enjoy the ride ... we’ll have you there in no time!


Step right up. Step just in!

One look to see is all it takes.

Dawwgie, dawwgie.

C’mon in, you’ll see, you’ll win.

They say first impressions last forever so we’ll get this out of the way first off.

Dealing with bad breath in do...

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Bonnie and Clyde, update

Posted by Taxi dog on Monday, August 3, 2009, In : Taxi dog tales 

Bonnie and Clyde, two cats that came to hospice in June have been adopted.  Their companion voluntarily surrendered them when it became apparent that her illness would no longer permit her to care for them.

Read the original story of Bonnie and Clyde

Their new home is with a family who saw the brother and sister photo on the Taxi dog’s blog and decided that the two would be a welcome addition to their own family. 
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Beezer and Boomer                             by Doug Koktavy... Learning comes from the animal not the other way around. 

The author has generously donated a portion of the sales of this book to For Paws Hospice to help other pet families in need.

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