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HSVMA creates leadership council

May 1, 2008

Bethesda, MD. — The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA) is moving forward to develop the new group, including plans this month to announce leadership council members.

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New canine eye disease discovered at Iowa State

May 1, 2008

Ames, Iowa— A previously unknown eye disease that can cause canine blindness has been discovered and named at Iowa State University.

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Georgia VMA hires executive director

May 1, 2008

Atlanta — Clare B. Reagan, CAE, joins the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association as its executive director.

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AAHA celebrates 75 years

May 1, 2008

Lakewood, Colo. — Created in 1933 to help "pet doctors" boost the standards of companion-animal care, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is marking its 75th anniversary.

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Texas A&M to construct cancer center

May 1, 2008

College Station, Texas — Texas A&M University's veterinary college received approval last month to build a veterinary imaging and cancer research center.

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AVMA vice presidential office faces scrutiny

May 1, 2008

Sacramento, Calif. — The California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) wants to rid its national counterpart of the vice presidency — an office that critics claim generates more election politics than student interest in the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

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DVMs advised: Prepare for media questions on fees

May 1, 2008

Los Angeles — A television station investigative reporter used a hidden-camera approach to raise questions about the legitimacy of diagnoses and fees at several veterinary practices in the Los Angeles area.

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Xylitol warning

May 1, 2008

The current commercial formulation of liquid oral Gabapentin suspension contains xylitol, which may be associated with potentially severe and/or fatal complications in dogs and cats, report Drs. Pierre S. Bichsel, DVM, MS and Ronald Lyman, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM of the Animal Emergency and Referral Center in Ft. Pierce, Fla.

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AAHA program receives industry partner donation

May 1, 2008

Tampa, fla. — An American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) fund that aims to provide quality health care for companion animals received a $50,000 donation from CareCredit at the association's annual convention in late March.

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