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Goldfish are getting too big (Alberta Environment & Parks,  Alberta Environment & Parks) Dumped goldfish turn into giants in Canadian waters

Officials in Alberta, Canada, say dumping of live goldfish into the ecosystem has resulted in freakishly large fish. The invasive species has no natural predator and is thriving in poor water conditions, according to Kate Wilson, aquatic invasive species specialist with Alberta Environment and Parks

Australian Shepherd puppy fights for life 

Updated: 3/13/2015 10:09:00 AM   4 comments Comments

(Photo courtesy: Nevada Humane Society)
Local pet store to host adoption event 

Updated: 1/16/2015 8:14:00 AM

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Meet Minnie. She is curious, feisty and loves attention.
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Vigilant Canine Services International has announced the addition of a civilian dog training program at their global headquarters in Reno, Nevada.
Nevada Humane Society presents: Beethoven 
Beethoven is a happy-go-lucky St. Bernard mix with lots of energy and is available to adopt now at the Nevada Humane Society.
Shakespeare Animal Fund Receives $5,000 from PetSmart, Inc.
Petsmart, Inc. has donated $5,000 to the Shakespeare Animal Fund, a local non-profit founded to pay emergency veterinarian bills for elderly, disabled, returning Vets and others who need help when their animals are suffering or dying.
Art and animal lovers team up to celebrate PETown
The Nevada Humane Society is pairing art and animal lovers during the month of Artown with several fun events as part of the four-legged celebration, PETown.
120 entries expected in Reno Rodeo Wiener Dog Races
The Reno Rodeo Association is holding the second annual race to the 'Wiener’s Circle' -- also known as the Reno Rodeo Wiener Dog Races.
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SPCA teaches animal owners pet first aid
The SPCA of northern Nevada will be hosting a free pet first aid class Wednesday.
Cat Cafe coming to Reno needs your help
A cat cafe is coming to Reno. What is a cat cafe, you ask? It is a cat themed restaurant where you can enjoy some great coffee, food and live kitty cuddles all in one place.
Paws on the Plaza: coming this Saturday
The SPCA of Northern Nevada kicks off its inaugural Paws on the Plaza event this Saturday in Sparks.
FAQ: 'Paws on the Plaza' questions answered
Have questions about Saturday's 'Paws on the Plaza' event? Get them answered here.

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Veterinarians

Animal hospital assistants
If you've always enjoyed being around animals, but don't have the time or inclination to earn a veterinary degree, you might consider a career as an animal hospital assistant.
Educational requirements
A considerable amount of time and education is required to become a licensed veterinarian, including attaining a Bachelor of Science degree in an undergraduate program, attending a veterinary medical school, and passing a licensure exam.
Veterinarian profession
A veterinarian holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited veterinary medical school. In general, veterinarians are trained to diagnose disease, predict outcomes, prescribe necessary treatment, and perform surgery on animals.
Veterinary educational costs
The cost of obtaining a veterinary degree can be substantial. Typically, students must complete about three to four years of undergraduate classes before being qualified to apply to a veterinary school.
Veterinary medicine employment outlook
The job outlook for most areas of veterinary medicine is expected to be fairly good. Experts predict that veterinary employment will grow faster than the average of all other occupations through the year 2006 (two thousand six).
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