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(Photo courtesy: SPCA of Northern Nevada) SPCA seeks donations to help injured dog

The SPCA of Northern Nevada is in desperate need of donations to help Brandi, a one-year-old Beagle mix rescued last week with a serious injury that was not disclosed during her surrender, according to a press release Thursday.

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Australian Shepherd puppy fights for life 
The Nevada Humane Society is asking the public to help a 10-month-old Australian Shepherd that is fighting for its life.
Local pet store to host adoption event 
If you're looking to take home a furry friend this weekend, you may be in luck.
SPCA seeks foster parents for four-legged little ones 
The SPCA of Northern Nevada (SPCA) needs foster care volunteers from the community to help save lives of dogs and cats.
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SPCA aids rescue of 49 cats in extreme hoarding case
The SPCA of Northern Nevada (SPCA) came to the rescue of an individual in Humboldt County in an extreme case of cat hoarding, affecting more than120 cats.
Adopt-a-Pet: Meet Minnie 
Meet Minnie. She is curious, feisty and loves attention.
VCSi to provide civilian dog training at Reno location
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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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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