STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Bill written to attract veterinarians
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., joined with other senators to introduce a bill designed to increase the number of veterinarians.
Every state faces a veterinarian shortage, she said.
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Cellphone in his left hand, Dr. Nathan Kjelland talks to a client about his sick calf. On the phone, Kjelland suggests medication the farmer can the calf and encourages him to bring it into the Golden Valley Veterinary Clinic, near Park River, N.D., where he works, for an evaluation if it doesn’t help.
Angie Bettenhausen put her stethoscope to the chest of a 13-year-old asthmatic Pomeranian named Ariyana. The dog had been coughing and wheezing. Bettenhausen, who graduated from Iowa State in 2009, has been a small animal veterinarian at Pinehurst Veterinary Hospital in Bismarck for about three years. She's paying off more than $100,000 in student loans.
Two kids, two pets, two jobs, too much. That’s how it felt to Erin McCarthy when it came time to drag her cat and puppy to the veterinarian. So she jumped on a growing trend among veterinarians and called the vet to her.
The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, in collaboration with veterinary schools at the University of Illinois, University of Georgia, and Kansas State University, has received a grant for $700,000 to develop and implement a National Center of Excellence in Dairy Production Medicine Education for Veterinarians.
West Central (Minn.) Tribune / MCT
, October 01, 2011
In 2008, veterinarians at the University of Minnesota developed a treatment for brain tumors in dogs that includes surgery and an experimental anti-cancer vaccine. Now, doctors have developed a version of the canine treatment that's being tested in a few humans.
Rod Gigstad: ‘We vaccinate dogs and cats so more people don’t die of rabies’ Many people are calling animal experts with questions about rabies after a stray dog brought into the Circle of Friends Humane Society tested positive for the usually fatal virus, a local veterinarian said Monday.
A proposal from the state Transportation Department and the Aeronautics Commission to trade in two 30-year-old planes for one newer one is on hold.
Representatives of the two agencies told the state Emergency Commission that sharing a new plane would save money. They said the old planes need repairs.
Veterinarians in the St. Cloud area are starting to offer more holistic options in addition to conventional treatments. Treatments available in central Minnesota also include changes in diet, nutritional supplements, massage and reiki.
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