Facts About the Incredible Human-Animal Bond

Do you ever notice how fulfilled you feel when you spend time with your pet? How your pet can inspire joy while also somehow helping you feel less stressed? Or maybe you are thinking of getting a pet hoping for companionship, affection and love? These and many more positives are the result of the pet […]

Resolving to be More Healthy in 2021? Your Pet Can Help

The end of 2020 has prompted even more people to resolve to adopt healthier habits in the new year. It turns out that a pet can help you meet those resolutions. Learn more about research about pets and cardiovascular health here.

One Health in Action: Veterinarians Vaccinate Animals to Slow Virus Outbreaks

Rift Valley Fever is a mosquito-borne illness found in Africa that can infect humans and animals, causing blindness, encephalitis, and even death. Vaccinating animals against the virus breaks the chain of transmission, which leads to fewer infections and a safer food supply. Read the CDC case study here.

Appreciating Veterinarians

  Animals rely on us to protect them from threats of disease and safeguard their wellbeing. Around the world, veterinarians are essential workers who help pet owners and livestock producers keep animals healthy, which in turn helps keep humans healthy. Yet the reach and impact of veterinarians can be hard to grasp because they are […]

Good Girl: UWG Graduate’s Service Dog Receives Honorary ‘Dog-ree’

When Maggie Leptrone, a nursing student at the University of West Georgia, walked across the stage at Commencement Saturday morning, she wasn’t alone. Mona, her Diabetic Alert Dog, fetched herself a diploma, too. Mona, a Labradoodle, became the first canine companion in UWG history to receive an honorary “dog-ree” during in-person Commencement ceremonies that honored […]

Therapy Dogs of Santa Barbara Continues to Serve in COVID Times

With a motto of “Happiness has four legs and a purple bandana,” Therapy Dogs of Santa Barbara not only spreads happiness but also transforms lives, according to Founder and Executive Director Karen Lee Stevens. While COVID has prevented hands-on experiences, Stevens and her dedicated volunteers are finding creative ways to serve the community during this […]

How Veterinarians Use Antibiotics to Keep Animals Healthy

Antibiotics are important tools for keeping animals healthy. Veterinarians are dedicated to the well-being of the animals, and they are trained to carefully administer and monitor antibiotic use in the animals in their care. Learn more from the American Veterinary Medical Association.