Exclusive: US veterinary school to launch world’s first telemedicine portal for cat and dog behavioural diagnosis and treatment

May 20, 2016 – The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine is aiming to launch the world’s first telemedicine portal referral service to identify and treat behavioural issues in domestic dogs and cats. The portal, which is the brainchild of renowned biologist and ethologist James Serpell, director of the University of Pennsylvania Vet’s Center...
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New veterinary research helps distinguish accidents from abuse

June 1, 2016 – A veterinarian sees a canine patient with severe rib and head injuries whose cause of injury is unknown. Without having witnessed the incident, how can the vet distinguish an accident from abuse? Using data from criminal cases of animal abuse, researchers from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in...
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Retired US Marine Corps dog receives bravery medal for saving lives of troops in Iraq, Afghanistan

April 9, 2016 – German shepherd Lucca, a 12-year-old dog who successfully completed over 400 separate missions during six years of active service with the US Marine Corps, has been awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal – the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross. Her heroic actions were recognised by UK veterinary charity, PDSA, at a ceremony at...
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The real Dr Dolittle and his life mission to enhance communication between people and dogs

February 19, 2016 – “I’m hoping to change the world, one dog at a time,” laughs North Carolina State University Assistant Professor David Roberts, head of the Computer Science Department’s CIIGAR Lab. But he’s not joking. One dog inspired Dave to conceive a remarkable research project that is revolutionising the way humans and their canine...
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