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Veterinarian battles for re-election in Virginia House

November 3, 2009

Richmond, Va. -- Veterinarian-turned-politician Jim Shuler (D-Va.) is up for re-election today, and his opponent is a college student from his former alma mater.

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Ohio voters to decide fate of livestock board

November 3, 2009

Columbus, Ohio -- Ohio voters today will decide whether or not a state board is needed to regulate livestock housing.

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Schwarzenegger vetoes two animal welfare bills

October 12, 2009

Sacramento, Calif. -- Bipartisan support in the California Legislature was not enough to save two animal-welfare laws from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's veto.

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Shrader calls on profession to help guide policy decisions in Washington

October 1, 2009

U.S. Rep. Kurt Shrader (D-Ore.), DVM, has been pulled into a number of discussions in Congress regarding public health, food safety and legislation targeting workforce expansion for veterinarians and calls on other DVMs and veterinary associations for input on policy decisions.

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VSIA addresses veterinary service shortage

September 27, 2009

Washington -- The Veterinary Services Investment Act (VSIA), which will establish grants to confront veterinary-service shortages, was introduced by U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and John Thune (R-S.D.).

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Santa Monica eyes declaw ban ahead of new state rule

September 23, 2009

Santa Monica has joined San Francisco in trying to limit declawing before a new state law takes effect Jan. 1.

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N.C. practice owner to run for state Senate in 2010

September 18, 2009

Lenoir, N.C. -- Dr. Beth Jones, a veterinarian from Lenoir, N.C., announced she will run for the state Senate in 2010, attempting to unseat District 44 Sen. Jim Jacumin (R-Burke).

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Senate votes to cut funding for animal ID program in half

August 7, 2009

Washington -- The Senate voted this week to slash funding for the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) developed by the Department of Agriculture as a means of protecting the nation's food supply.

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Study cites flaws in decision to move Plum Island lab to Kansas

August 7, 2009

Washington -- A new government study says the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) didn't adequately assess the biosecurity and economic risks of moving the Plum Island, N.Y., animal-disease research lab to a Kansas State University site in Manhattan, Kan.

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