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NEWS | Veterinary headlines
California veterinarian A found dead in Arizona
Friends and clients express sadness and appreciation for late veterinary ophthalmologist. By Julie Scheidegger
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References: 1. D’Altilio M, Peal A, et al. Therapeutic efcacy and safety of undenatured type II collagen singly or in combination with glucosamine and chondroitin in arthritic dogs. Toxicol Mech Meth. 2007;17:189-196 (DOI 10.1080/15376510600910469). 2. Gupta RC, Canerdy TD, et al. Comparative therapeutic efcacy and safety of type-II collagen (uc-II), glucosamine and chondroitin in arthritic dogs: pain evaluation by ground force plate. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr. 2011:1-8 (DOI: 10.1111/J.1439-0396.2011.01166.x). TriCOX is a trademark of Sogeval Laboratories, Inc. Phycox is a registered trademark of Pharma Chemie, Inc. UC-II is a registered trademark of InterHealth N. I.
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nthony Walter Patrick Basher, DVM, DACVO, DACVS, 54, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., was found dead inside a burning vehicle at approximately 7:50 p.m. Nov. 9 in Tuscon, Ariz., according to the Pima County Sherif ’s Department. Responding deputies found a Mercedes-Benz sedan fully engulfed in fames with a nearby homeowner attempting to extinguish the fre. Te Rural Metro Fire Department put out the fames and discovered the body located in the driver’s seat of the car. Arson and Homicide Unit detectives are conducting an investigation to determine the circumstances and cause of death. Results will be determined by Dr. Tony Basher forensic analysis, an autopsy and through evidence gathered at the scene. At the time of his death, Basher was apparently working in the Tuscon, Ariz., area and staying at a friend’s house, according to the Pima County Sherif ’s Department. Te incident happened not far from where he was staying. Kim Basher says she is thankful for all who have ofered their love and support. Te couple lost their 14-year-old daughter, Ciannon Basher, in June. Tributes from clients have been left at legacy.com for Basher. “Words cannot express my gratitude for all that Dr. Basher did for my beloved pets,” writes Kathy MacMaster, San Diego, Calif. Tose who knew Basher as a colleague and peer are mourning the loss as well. “Basher was a respected and loved member of the ACVO (American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists) and revered by his clients in the San Diego market,” says Shawn McVey, MA, MSW, a regular dvm360. com contributor who worked with Basher while he was CEO of Eye Care for Animals. “All he ever wanted to do was make a diference in the lives of his patients and to that end he certainly succeeded. We have lost a friend and mentor to our profession.” In lieu of fowers, donations can be made to Te Coral Reef Alliance at coral.org or to Te Snow Leopard Trust at snowleopard.org.
PHOTO COURTESY OF KIM BASHER
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of dvm - January 2013
dvm - January 2013
Where did I go wrong?
Pets and Vets
CATalyst survey examines how veterinarians really feel about animal shelters and pet rescue organizations.
What’s new? What’s now?
Employee steals more than $400,000 from clinic
Longtime veterinarian killed in plane crash in California
Canadian SPCA concerned by number of “home neutering” reports
Arrest made in Minnesota veterinary hospital arson
Washington DVM accused of abusing patients, medications
When faced with disaster, practices need a plan
University of Minnesota celebrates 750,000th urolith
Death to debt
Letter of the law
dvm - January 2013