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  1. Our 3rd Annual ACF Veterinary Challenge!

    Our 3rd Annual ACF Veterinary Challenge will be taking place at Chelsea Piers – CT in Stamford, CT. on Sunday, October 25, 2015.  The invitation time will be 1:30 pm for team check – in, the competition takes place from 2 – 4 pm, and the reception will be scheduled from 4 to 5 pm.  The event is great fun and I’d like to have as many of you as possible attending that day.  Please mark your calendars now!

    For you who are new, the ACF Veterinary Challenge is a friendly competition for veterinary hospital teams comprised of doctors, techs and support staff.  Hospitals donate $300 to ACF for the privilege of sending 5 team members to the games.  Games are fun, friendly team building style events.  This year we will likely have trampoline dodgeball, rock wall climbing, and a variety of challenge games taking place on the basketball courts, but no necessarily basketball.  Past events have included using team skills to stack apples, untie human knots, negotiate mazes, etc. etc. etc.  Teams win prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd but also for best costumes, team spirit, etc.

    Here is the URL to the community page for the event on Facebook.  Please like this page if you haven’t done so already.  If you know vets and vet techs in the Westchester and Fairfield County, CT area, please send them the link or share our posts with them.  Let’s create some buzz!!!

    https://www.facebook.com/ACFVeterinaryChallenge?ref=hl

    The Veterinary Cancer Center and IDEXX Laboratories will be returning as premier sponsors for 2015.  IDEXX is also lending ACF manpower support by having their CT rep and their Westchester rep help us promote the event at all the area veterinary hospitals.  Space is limited so sign up now! (click here to sign up)

    For information please contact Steven Bonell or Jerrald Williams at 2013-838-6626.

  2. The Future of Veterinary Medicine – Here Today!

    Dear Friends and Colleagues,

    I hope this letter finds all of you well. I am excited to introduce our new company, Innogenics. We are a diagnostic company offering genomic based testing for companion animals. I am the Chief Medical Officer and the rest of our executive team brings the needed experience in veterinary pathology, comparative oncology, business development and marketing needed to make Innogenics successful. Our first product, available now, is our Enlight Assay ®. This test will give you the gene expression patterns of 30 canine genes that are important to all veterinarians who diagnose and treat cancer.

    This information will allow you to give your clients more accurate information about diagnosis, prognosis and therapy. Gene expression and mutation analysis has become exceedingly important in human medicine, particularly in the field of oncology. Unfortunately genomic testing in companion animals has been impeded by a number of challenges. Innogenics has developed an automated, robust, reproducible, and cost-effective assay that uses small amounts of formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) samples prepared on glass slides.

    One of the key features of our technology is that your workflow remains unchanged. You can still submit your surgical biopsy samples to your laboratory of choice. If the diagnosis is cancer, you simply send Innogenics one H & E stained slide and 5 unstained slides.

    Innogenics is proud to introduce an affordably priced molecular approach to companion animal diagnostics and therapeutics that has substantial advantages over current practices. We all know how expensive (and unreliable) multiple immunohistochemical (IHC) stains are and how much time is wasted waiting for results.  Because our technology works reliably on FFPE specimens and our results are rapid, Innogenics will save you time and your client’s money.

    Innogenics is the company that will bring personalized cancer therapy to veterinarians by providing comprehensive, sensitive and accurate cancer genome analysis in ‘real-time’.

    If you would like any more information or to find out how to submit samples to us, please visit our web site www.innogenics.org.

    Thank you,

    Dr. Gerald S. Post

    The Veterinary Cancer Center

    http://www.vcchope.com/about/staff/dr-gerald-post

  3. Dr. Post’s on Animal Radio

    Since 2001, Animal Radio® has been America’s “most-listened-to” pet show. Over a 350,000 pet-lovers tune-in weekly on 125 AM-FM radio stations and XM Satellite RadioThe two-hour celebration of our pets is hosted by veteran air-talent Hal Abrams and Judy FrancisThe Animal Radio® Family includes Veterinarian Dr. Debbie, News Director Lori Brooks, Groomer Joey Villani, Animal Communicator Joy TurnerTravel Reporter Susan Sims and a cast of hundredsFrequent guest-hosts include the likes of Jenna Fischer (The Office), Glenn Close (Damages) and Cesar Millan.Through education and awareness, together we’re helping animals live healthy, happier lives. Dr. Post was featured on a series which are listed below: Animal Radio® Episode 754

    Cancer Awareness Month:
    Cancer is no longer a death sentence for dogs or cats. Amazing breakthroughs in technology allow vets to treat cancer fairly effectively. Dr. Gerald Post from The Veterinary Cancer Center is back to answer questions.

    Animal Radio® Episode 709

    Preventing Cancer :
    Dr. Gerald Post is back with basic things you can do to reduce the odds against your pet. If Cancer is detected and treated early, many of our pets have a great chance at a healthy outcome. Dr. Post has the low-down on pesticides and your pet.

    Animal Radio® Episode 696

    Cancer Odds:
    Believe it or not, some breeds of dogs are pre-disposed to getting cancer. Dr. Gerald Post, founder of the Veterinary Cancer Center, is back on the air with a list of breeds that have a better chance of getting certain cancers.

    Animal Radio® Episode 688

    Cancer, Not A Death Sentence:
    As many as 70% of our pets will get cancer. But with advances in medical technology, now we can treat our pets like we treat humans. And dogs are able to withstand chemotherapy better than humans. The founder of the Animal Cancer Foundation, Dr. Gerald Post, reminds us that information is the best weapon against this ugly disease.

    Animal Radio® Episode 674

    Number One Killer
    There are more cancer related deaths with dogs than humans. What is causing all these fatalities? Are some breeds more susceptible to cancer than other. Dr. Gerald Post from The Veterinary Cancer Center has some answers and says your groomer may be the first line of defense against cancer.

    Animal Radio ® Episode 415

    Dr. Gerald Post explores cancer in pets