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<br /> Vol. 29, No. 2, Spring 2012<br /> New Program Focuses on the Health<br /> and Welfare of Companion Parrots<br /> Parrots are very popular companion animals. Because of their highly social and<br /> intelligent nature, they form close and affectionate bonds with people. Recognizing<br /> the devotion of their owners and the specialized care needs of parrots, the school has<br /> established the Parrot Wellness and Welfare Program.<br /> Providing Exceptional Care for Parrots<br /> This innovative program takes a comprehensive approach to provide exceptional<br /> care for parrot companions. Services encompass the areas of preventive health, pain<br /> prevention and management, pediatric and geriatric care, nutrition, behavior and<br /> environmental enrichment.<br /> Continued on page 3<br /> Air Pollution Linked to Premature Death<br /> The California Air Resources Board<br /> released three<a title="VM_News_29_2_web page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8cfeca78?page=1"> Vol. 29, No. 2, Spring 2012 New Program Focuse</a> <a title="VM_News_29_2_web page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8cfeca78?page=2"> Translating from Discovery to Treatment What if </a> <a title="VM_News_29_2_web page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8cfeca78?page=3"> Symposium Surprise Ariela, a teaching llama, pos</a> <a title="VM_News_29_2_web page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8cfeca78?page=4"> School Earns Full Accreditation The American Vet</a> <a title="VM_News_29_2_web page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8cfeca78?page=5">“Typical” Grad Student is Outstanding Amber Ro</a> <a title="VM_News_29_2_web page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8cfeca78?page=6"> Father and Daughter Share in their Dedication Th</a> <a title="VM_News_29_2_web page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8cfeca78?page=7"> thank yoU notES DEAN’S CluB HoNoR Roll The Dean</a> <a title="VM_News_29_2_web page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8cfeca78?page=8"> www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu (VMDN) School of Veterinar</a>