New Orleans - Delegates from across the country considered 16 resolutions - some contentious, such as the one to support changes in veal husbandry - at the AVMA House of Delegates (HoD) meeting in late July.
Kenilworth, N.J. - Schering-Plough HomeAgain LLC released its advanced ISO (134 kHz) microchip to all its customers in the United States. The introduction addresses recommendations from many major veterinary and animal welfare organizations.
Shaumburg, Ill. - To help veterinarians and the public better understand animal-welfare issues, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) launched its first Web section devoted to animal-welfare information.
Springfield, Ill. — A proposed ban on the use of gas for animal euthanasia, considered inhumane treatment, has come under fire from state veterinary leaders who argue the procedure has merit and should not be outlawed completely.
Denver — Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) leaders plan to gather soon to consider enacting broad-based ani mal-welfare principles. The draft prin ciples, developed by a task force earlier this year, are not species-specific, officials say. n
A leader in shelter medicine, Dr. Miller cares for the underserved, often-forgotten animals and trains others to follow in her footsteps. She says a good veterinarian "doesn't lose sight of doing what is right for the patient even though it isn't always possible."