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Rants & Raves

...Columbia County Commission. I find it difficult to believe that a county as progressive as Columbia County does not have a veterinarian on staff at animal control. This is unthinkable. The county commission needs to address this problem right away. Vets...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-04/rants-raves
Across South Carolina

...feels as bad as anybody" about the deaths.Police say that after Bickerstaff left the hospital, he took the dogs to a veterinarian because they had passed out. The dogs were dead.Police: Man stabbed over diaper moneyROCK HILL, S.C. - Author ities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-13/across-south-carolina
Home for Good Dog Rescue co-founder makes accusations against director of Augusta Animal Services

...to allow his group to take it to a veterinarian for treatment.The Home for Good Dog...Augusta shelter lost its part-time veterinarian, who performed weekly spays and neuters...claimed the puppy had to be treated by a veterinarian of her choice," according to his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-08/home-good-dog-rescue-co-foun
Poodle and Pooch Rescue moves more than 20 dogs out of Richmond County Animal Services

...condition," Mobley said.Lynch, the president of Poodle and Pooch's board of directors, said two dogs are still with the veterinarian and she isn't sure they will survive. One had just received a blood transfusion, and the other tested positive for heartworms...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-02/rescue-group-moves-more-20-do
Animal cruelty cases climb in SC county

...offenders harshly because animal cruelty can be a gateway to more serious crimes against people, said Dr. Randall Lockwood, a veterinarian and vice president of anti-cruelty projects for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals."It not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-09/animal-cruelty-cases-climb-sc
Secondhand smoke harmful for dogs, cats

...insurance.Despite Worthington's certainty about the cause of her dog's death, more research needs to be done before veterinarians can definitively say whether a dog's cancer was caused by secondhand smoke, said Dr. Liz Rozanski, whose research at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-07-19/secondhand-smoke-harmful-dogs-cats
Agility races encourage exercise, camaraderie with owners

...as they can. There are penalties if a dog walks on top of a tunnel, enters the wrong end first or knocks down a bar.Veterinarians say the exercise and camaraderie are beneficial for dogs, and the more popular the sport, the safer the equipment. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-07-19/agility-races-encourage-exercise-ca
City administrator candidates talk strange line

...out there and adopt an animal?"The city has been trying to hire a full-time veterinarian but can't find anybody who wants the job. Young veterinarians say they can make more money in private practice, retired vets don't want to do...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-07-12/city-administra
Sheltered animals remain in limbo after loss of vet

...shelter since the part-time veterinarian resigned May 14, and none...approved hiring a full-time veterinarian for the shelter, but the...Broady said she hopes several veterinarians who have made verbal commitments...their offers. An active veterinarian at the shelter also allows...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-03/sheltered-animals-remain-lim
Aiken veterinarian facing child charges

An Aiken veterinarian is facing charges of inappropriately touching children.Juan Carlos Gamboa, 52, who owns Gamboa Veterinary Services at 475 Gamboa...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-01-16/aiken-veterinarian-fac