CVMA Blog

16 Mar Rabies on the Rise in Colorado, Pet and Livestock Owners Cautioned About Rabies

The Colorado Department of Agriculture and Tri-County Health Department have confirmed that an alpaca in Douglas County has died due to a rabies infection. Pet owners are urged to check records to ensure rabies vaccinations are up-to-date. Livestock can also be infected with rabies and owners are encouraged to discuss the risk of rabies exposure with their local veterinarian.   Read the full press release from The Colorado Department of Agriculture....

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23 Feb Skunk Rabies Making Early Appearance in Colorado

During the first six weeks of this year, there were 12 skunks with confirmed rabies in Colorado. Skunk variant rabies is now endemic in all counties along the front range and in the eastern plains, including Denver. During the first two weeks of February, five skunks from Denver were laboratory confirmed as rabid. In addition to Denver, positive skunks were also submitted from Boulder (1), El Paso (5), and Larimer counties (1).   Maps of Denver and El Paso County Locations of Skunks   Now (before the spring increase in skunk activity) is a...

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16 Feb PetAid Animal Hospital Seeking Medical Director

PetAid Colorado, the charitable partner of CVMA, is seeking a Medical Director for its Animal Hospital in Denver. The hospital is an AAHA-accredited, not-for-profit, high-volume hospital whose mission is to provide high-quality, subsidized veterinary care to financially challenged owners. The Medical Director reports to the CEO and is responsible for the day-to-day veterinary care caseloads along with other hospital operations, supervision responsibilities, and business working relationships.   Read the full position description and application information....

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02 Feb Feline Cancer Drug Puts King Cobra’s Cancer into Remission

A nearly 19-year-old king cobra's lymphosarcoma is in remission after chemotherapy. Denver Zoo associate veterinarian Betsy Stringer worked with a Colorado State University veterinary oncologist to develop a treatment plan for the 13-foot-long snake: a chemotherapy pill used in cats and people, inserted in the throat of a dead rat and fed to the cobra every three weeks for five months.   Read the full CBS Denver article....

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18 Jul CVMA Member Still In Running for “Hero Veterinarian” Award

CVMA member Dr. Patti Canchola is still in the running for the American Humane's Veterinary Hero Award! Following the review of nearly 200 nominations from animal lovers across the country, a panel of veterinary professionals and animal care experts has selected 5 veterinarians and 5 veterinary technicians as finalists. Now, the public will determine the 2017 American Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Technician. "I am humbled and honored to represent the great state of Colorado as a finalist for the American Humane's Hero Veterinarian Award," says Dr. Canchola. "I thank you...

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