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California lawmakers call for greater oversight of pet groomers

April 1, 2012

Sacramento, Calif. — California lawmakers are working to create new licensing requirements for pet groomers that will be overseen by the state's veterinary medical board.

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Washington seeks new livestock care board

April 1, 2012

Olympia, Wash. — A new bill in Washington state seeks to assemble a livestock care board to create and oversee minimum care standards for livestock and poultry.

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Alabama could allow out-of-state ownership for non-profits

April 1, 2012

Montgomery, Ala. — New Alabama legislation aims at changing practice ownership rules for tax-exempt practices.

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Hawaii lawmakers want minimum CE requirement for DVMs

April 1, 2012

Honolulu — Hawaii veterinarians are facing new continuing education requirements if Senate Bill 2522 passes.

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Hawaii mulls exemption from electronic RX reporting program

April 1, 2012

Honolulu — Veterinarians may no longer have to report prescription information to the state in Hawaii if new legislation passes.

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Random inspections snare 20 veterinary clinics

April 1, 2012

Boston — Random inspections by the Massachusetts state board resulted in fines for 20 veterinary hospitals for having expired medications

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Missouri lawmakers want animal abuse footage turned over

April 1, 2012

Jefferson City, Mo. — If a proposed state law passes, anyone employed by an animal agricultural operation who records suspected animal abuse could be obligated to turn over the unedited recording to law enforcement within 24 hours.

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Mississippi says only vets can diagnose livestock pregnancies

April 1, 2012

Jackson, Miss. — The Mississippi Board of Veterinary Medicine filed a new rule stating that only veterinarians licensed in the state may diagnose pregnancies in livestock.

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Vermont considers emotional damages

April 1, 2012

Montpelier, Vt. — Vermont is considering a new law that would allow pet owners to recover non-economic damages.

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