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Founder of Project Street Vet named CNN Hero of the Year

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Kwane Stewart, the founder of Project Street Vet, was voted CNN’s Hero of the Year and will receive a $100,000 prize and an additional $300,000 from the Elevate Prize Foundation to continue his work providing veterinary care for pets of those experiencing homelessness.

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Unsung Heroes awards give veterinary staff members credit they deserve

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On Sunday, the AVMA’s Unsung Heroes program honored five staff members at the Austin Urban Vet Center in Austin, Texas, during AVMA Convention 2024 for their dedication and hard work in sustaining the smooth functioning of veterinary practices.

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‘Critter Fixers’ nominated for TV show award

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“Critter Fixers: Country Vets” has been nominated for a NAACP Image Award in the category of “Outstanding Reality Program, Reality Competition or Game Show (Series)” and voting by the public is open until February 24.

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do vets typically refuse to show xrays?

Reddit Animals

took my dog to the vet the other day because he seemed like his back legs were kinda weak or something. At the vets office she pressed on his back area and he didnt really make any sounds but he like "breathed heavily" when she pressed on his stomach and then wanted to do an xray of his abdomen. Is this common practice?

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Need help to take my ferret to the vet

Reddit Animals

Actually getting her seen by a vet is too expensive for me right now and I just hate seeing her like this. The vet is charging $400 for a checkup and blood work. She’ll be fine for a little and then be right back in a rut but this time, it seems to be lasted longer… this has been going on for a few months now. They’re inseparable.

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Chewy to open veterinary practices in Florida, Colorado

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The company is launching the practices under the brand name “Chewy Vet Care,” which will offer services including routine appointments, urgent care, and surgery. Chewy will be opening a handful of veterinary clinics in 2024, starting in South Florida and Denver.

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New Arkansas vet tech legislation poses risks to veterinary patients, clients, and practices

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The Arkansas state legislature recently adopted a law that will expand veterinary technician specialists’ (VTS) scope of practice. Another bill still under consideration would dilute the educational background required for veterinary technicians to qualify for licensure.

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