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Pet hospital to pay $43K to settle sex harassment suit

Oct. 21, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland veterinary services provider Hannah Pet Hospital will pay over $43,000 to a former pet nurse to settle a federal sexual harassment lawsuit. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Hannah last fall on behalf of a nurse at...

Endangered orangutan in New Orleans expecting twins

Oct. 21, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A critically endangered Sumatran orangutan in New Orleans is pregnant with twins, the zoo in New Orleans announced Thursday. “We are very excited about this pregnancy,” Bob MacLean, senior veterinarian at the Audubon Zoo, said in a news release....

A more comfortable goodbye? Vets bring pet euthanasia home

Oct. 14, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Clarence the giant schnauzer came into Penny Wagner's life as a puppy nearly eight years ago, at a traumatic time for her family. She and her husband, Steve, had recently lost their 21-year-old daughter in a car accident. Soon after, their other child...

COVID-19 leaves Wisconsin veterinary clinics playing catchup

Oct. 11, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic has been good for the country’s pets. Over the past year and a half, pet adoption rates were up, animal shelters were practically empty, and pet owners were home more. But for veterinary care providers, it has...

California to allow more canine blood banks, walk-in donors

Oct. 09, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

California on Saturday enacted a law aimed at phasing out one of the nation's large canine blood banks and the practice of keeping dogs in facilities while their blood is drawn. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law to let veterinarians run community blood banks where residents...

Report: Mysterious Giraffe death followed anaphylactic shock

Sep. 29, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A young giraffe named after a former Louisiana football star died recently after undergoing anaphylactic shock, experts at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine said Wednesday in shedding more light on the mysterious death. The 20-month-old...

Zoo Miami: Orangutan dies following dental surgery

Sep. 24, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — An orangutan has died at Zoo Miami following a dental surgery, officials said. Kumang, a 44-year-old Bornean orangutan, died Thursday during recovery from anesthesia, according to a statement from the South Florida zoo. ...

UK vets euthanize alpaca with bovine TB after public battle

Aug. 31, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British government veterinarians on Tuesday killed Geronimo, an alpaca whose sentence of death for carrying bovine tuberculosis made international headlines and pitted animal activists against the state. Veterinary staff in blue overalls, masks and...

LSU alumnus looks to increase number of Black veterinarians

Aug. 07, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When he was a teenager, Dr. George Robinson III said he was lucky to come into contact with Dr. Clyde Raby, a Black veterinarian who practiced in Baton Rouge. “He allowed me to come over to his practice, and I liked it,” Robinson said. That...

UK spares key workers quarantine as staff shortages bite

Jul. 27, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Tuesday it will ease coronavirus quarantine rules for thousands more essential workers — including prison guards, veterinarians and garbage collectors — in an attempt to end staff shortages that are hobbling parts of the economy. ...