Security in Dairy Supply Chain Crucial for Survival

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Dr. Darlene Konkle of DATCP said a proactive approach will give farmers and processors a leg up when it comes to disease prevention and handling outbreaks. “Our first tool when we discover a disease is to stop movement,” Konkle said. “I know that’s painful for the industry, but in order to get a handle on the situation, we need to get a handle on what we’re dealing with.”

How to Go to Vet School and Become a Veterinarian

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Vets need to be adept at interacting with both humans and animals, says Dr. Becky Krull, a Wisconsin-based veterinarian and co-owner of a veterinary practice. "I think loving animals is a given but what is often overlooked is that you must be a people person," Krull wrote in an email. "There is a person affiliated with every patient I have and that person is paying the bill! You need to be able to communicate effectively to educate and provide value to your services."

More Than 100 Cases Of Chronic Wasting Disease Reported At State Deer Farms Since 2018

Posted on Wisconsin Public Radio
There have been more than 400 cases of chronic wasting disease at Wisconsin deer farms and hunting ranches since it was first detected in the state almost two decades ago. But more than a quarter of those were reported in just over the last year, according to newly released state data. DATCP State Veterinarian Darlene Konkle said the agency is concerned and keeping track of CWD positives on captive deer operations.

Frisbie Takes Reins as 2020 AAEP President

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David D. Frisbie, esteemed orthopaedic surgeon, researcher and professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, was installed as president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners at the organization’s 65th Annual Convention, now underway in Denver, Colo. A 1992 graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, in Madison,  Frisbie completed a surgical internship at Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York, followed by a surgical residency and master’s degree in joint pathobiology at CSU, where he joined the faculty as an assistant professor of equine surgery in 1999.

Veterinarians See Spike in In-Home Euthanasia Services Around the Holidays

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It is a tough time for pet owners when they have to say goodbye to their furry friends. The Green Bay and Allouez Animal Hospital hopes to make what can be a heartbreaking experience a beautiful one by offering in-home pet euthanasia services. "I remember the day I came to the house to help Camp and his family, and I get chills talking about it," said Dr. Becky Krull.
Photo: cat Cocoa Puff

‘A Culture of Compassion’

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When Geri Naymick learned that a memorial gift had been made to the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) in memory of her cat Cocoa Puff by the team at Oregon Veterinary Clinic, she was beyond …

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students in the classroom

Prioritizing Student Support

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Rebecca Brotzman DVM’07 can remember the pride she felt at the 2007 School of Veterinary Medicine Celebration of Excellence when, as a soon-to-be graduate, she was presented with an award for clinical proficiency in bovine …

Quick Cup of Knowledge: Doug Kratt DVM’98

Posted on Western Veterinary Conference
Douglas Kratt, a 1998 graduate of the UW School of Veterinary Medicine, is a small animal practitioner from La Crosse, Wisconsin, where he and his wife, Dr. Kimberly Kratt, own Central Animal Hospital. Prior to his election as AVMA president-elect, he served as Wisconsin's delegate in the AVMA House of Delegates and president of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association.