Growing up in a small village in China, Dr. Zhengxia Dou never had enough to eat. The collective commune system of living in her village made producing food nearly impossible during the drought and famine of her childhood.
Once upon a time, when a horse’s veterinarian confirmed a diagnosis of colic, many an owner shuddered with fear. Fortunately, veterinary medicine has progressed by leaps and bounds in the last half-century.
The Penn Executive Veterinary Leadership Program is designed for veterinarians who are interested in refining their leadership skills and contributing at a high level to the global public health discussion. The format of the program allows veterinarians to learn a variety of skills in order to influence public policy and expand the profession’s impact.
Why the deep-sea Tursiops truncatus, commonly known as bottlenose dolphins, were washing ashore on the Atlantic Coast was a mystery. And as the numbers of dead increased, so did concern. On July 9, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) declared an “unusual mortality event” so that the carcasses could be sent for autopsies to determine the cause of death.
Eight years ago, Susan found Amber – just a tiny kitten at the time – walking the streets with his brother and mother. Susan decided to give them a loving home. When Amber was just 18 months old, he was diagnosed with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia and benign liver nodules. Amber needed a very risky surgery to fix the hernia.