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AVMA PAC packs a punch in D.C.

February 1, 2009

Schaumburg, Ill. — The AVMA Political Action Committee broke records for the 2007-2008 campaign cycle — generating $580,000 to donate to 145 campaigns.

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State DVMs face unpaid time off in California; UC-Davis spared

February 1, 2009

Sacramento — State-employed veterinarians will lose some work starting this moth to combat California's ever-mounting budget deficit.

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Legislation: Responding in times of crisis

January 1, 2009

The Uniform Law Commission is working on a campaign to clear the way for veterinarian volunteers in a times of crisis.

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With no solution to Calif. budget crisis, veterinary tax remains on the table

December 23, 2008

Sacramento, Calif. -- Little headway has been made over the past weeks to ease deficit concerns in California, and a 10 percent veterinary service tax remains an option for legislators to close a multi-billion budget gap.

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Canine Health Board to set standards for Pa. dog law

December 1, 2008

Harrisburg, Pa. -- The new nine-member Canine Health Board -- made up of veterinarians from the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical School, as well as Republican and Democratic legislative leaders -- has met for the second time in less than a month to work on guidelines for the recently passed Pennsylvania dog law.

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What did this election mean for the veterinary profession?

December 1, 2008

Veterinary leaders discuss the long- and short-term implications of this year's election on practice, academia and the economy.

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California's proposed tax on veterinary care draws fire

December 1, 2008

National Report — Veterinarians are protesting a state proposal to tax veterinary services in California. Hundreds of letters were sent to the California Veterinary Medical Association. Currently, only three other states tax veterinary services — Hawaii, New Mexico and South Dakota, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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AVMA cautions against consequences of Proposition 2; HSUS lauds victory

December 1, 2008

National Report — AVMA pledges to help affected food-animal producers by providing information on alternative production systems.

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Mass. voters OK Greyhound racing ban

December 1, 2008

Boston — Veterinarians' opinions in Massachusetts are mixed on the subject of dog racing, but voters have spoken and two Greyhound racetracks will shut down by 2010.

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