Our love affair with our pets and, indeed, with all animals, is astounding. So, it’s not surprising to realize that veterinarians are regarded with a high degree of respect and awe by animal lovers the world over. However, it takes much more than a love of animals to succeed as a member of this proud profession. A passion for the sciences and an analytical mind are also essential!

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The headline screamed “Sleeping with Your Pets Is A Deadly Risk”. Reading on, the article described several zoonotic diseases and parasites that have potential for causing human illness. But, did the media sensationalize this issue? How can you tell when an animal health story is urgent or when it’s been exaggerated for media effect?

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 05, 2012 Diamond Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice. This is being done as a precautionary measure, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. No illnesses have been reported and no other Diamond manufactured products are affected. Individuals handling dry pet…

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