The Seattle Mariners have been big winners on the field this year. The AL West team leads the division by a comfortable margin. No wonder they are setting records with sellout crowds. But sometimes it's the off-the-field contributions of a major-league team that make a rock-solid fan out of you - contributions such as those made during the Seattle-Minnesota game on Friday, July 27.
If any vertebrate on earth can be considered the winner in the evolutionary race it is the turtle, which has survived 250 million years nearly unchanged. They are indeed the ancient ones and if you decide to keep one as a pet it deserves some special respect. A well-cared-for turtle could certainly outlive you - many are known to have lived more than 100 years - so don't take your responsibility lightly.
Quality veterinary care requires a team of specially educated and trained individuals. Veterinarians are the leaders of that team of specially trained workers, but veterinary technicians play a vital role on the veterinary health care team, too. There are a great number of tasks that must be accomplished in a veterinary hospital.