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05 May, 2014, 14:52 ET Celebrate Pet Companionship During National Pet Week

You love your pets 365 days a year, but National Pet Week, which runs May 4 through 10, is a special week to celebrate the companionship your furry...


25 Apr, 2014, 13:18 ET World Veterinary Day Recognizes the Importance of the Profession in Animal Welfare

April 26 is World Veterinary Day, a day to recognize the importance of the veterinary profession. Observed on the last Saturday of April, World...


10 Feb, 2014, 15:42 ET An Ounce of Prevention Is Priceless in Pet Dental Health

When it comes to preventive care, pet owners know that a healthy diet, regular exercise and up-to-date vaccinations support their pet's health....


08 Oct, 2013, 14:17 ET Pet Obesity Prevention Means Longer, Healthier Lives

October 9 is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, a day to recognize the importance of good nutrition and fitness for our pets. It is estimated...


24 Sep, 2013, 15:58 ET Texas Reservoir Animals Can Serve as Rabies Gateway to Pets

September 28 is World Rabies Day, which stresses worldwide awareness for this dangerous yet preventable disease. The number of rabies cases can be...


22 Aug, 2013, 14:51 ET Nomination Period Opens for 2013 Texas Animal Hall of Fame Inductees

The Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation (TVMF) is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Texas Animal Hall of Fame. Through the Texas Animal Hall...


20 May, 2013, 15:06 ET National Dog Bite Prevention Week 2013 Raises Awareness of Dog Behavior

 National Dog Bite Prevention Week 2013 runs from May 19 to May 25 and offers an annual reminder of the fact that the majority of dog bites...


18 Apr, 2013, 18:31 ET Heartworm Awareness Month Reminds Us of Need for Year-Round Prevention

 As we recognize Heartworm Awareness Month each year in April, we should also remember that preventing heartworms in our pets requires a plan...


05 Apr, 2013, 19:32 ET Texas Supreme Court Rules on Landmark Non-Economic Damages Case

 On April 5, the Texas Supreme Court ruled on Medlen v. Strickland, a case with the potential to dramatically alter the legal relationship...


25 Feb, 2013, 18:14 ET National Pet Dental Health Month Helps Keep Pets Smiling All Year Long

 February is National Pet Dental Health Month, which helps us remember the importance of providing good oral and dental care for our pets...


21 May, 2012, 13:50 ET National Dog Bite Prevention Week Runs From May 20-26

More than 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs each year. Many of those bitten are children, but you can prevent you and your loved ones from...


14 Feb, 2012, 16:00 ET This Valentine's Day, Remember Your Pet's Heart!

During Heart Health Awareness Month, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) would like to remind pet owners that our furry Valentines are...


08 Feb, 2012, 12:49 ET DVMs Advise Against Anesthesia-Free Dental Cleaning

 One notable concern among veterinarians during Pet Dental Health Month is anesthesia-free dental cleaning, (sometimes mislabeled as...


28 Nov, 2011, 11:43 ET 2011 TVMF Texas Animal Hall of Fame Inductees

The Texas Animal Hall of Fame was established by the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation (TVMF) to celebrate the human-animal bond and give...


02 Nov, 2011, 18:34 ET Vet That Senior Pet

  AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With November serving as National Senior Pet Month, Pet Cancer Awareness Month and...


31 Oct, 2011, 12:44 ET Pet Tips for the Holidays from the Texas Veterinary Medical Association

With Halloween officially kicking-off the holiday season, we at the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) thought we'd compile a list of...


06 Jun, 2011, 12:45 ET Equine Dentistry Bill Passes in Texas Legislature

As of May 30, the battle over who can perform dental work on Texas horses, veterinarians or non-veterinarian tooth floaters, was resolved when the...


01 Jun, 2011, 18:07 ET Puppy Mill Bill Passes in Texas Legislature

As of May 30, House Bill 1451, often referred to in the media as the "Puppy Mill Bill," has passed by wide margins in both the Texas House and...


13 Apr, 2011, 17:56 ET TVMF to Fund Veterinary Care for Dog of Fallen Marine

The Board of Trustees of the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation (TVMF) has decided to fund the veterinary care of Eli, the bomb-sniffing dog who...


17 Feb, 2011, 18:29 ET TVMA Supports Solution to Puppy Mills in Texas

Today, Thursday, Feb. 17, Representative Senfronia Thompson filed House Bill 1451, supported by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association,...