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AVMA: Debate erupts over accreditation of foreign veterinary schools

July 16, 2011

St. Louis -- AVMA delegates are calling for a new task force to evaluate the role of the association's Council on Education (COE) in accrediting foreign veterinary schools.

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National Commission of Veterinary Economic Issues to dissolve as independent organization; folds into AVMA

July 14, 2011

Schaumburg, Ill. -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) announced July 13 that, pending final approvals, the National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues (NCVEI) will cease to exist as an independent organization and become part of AVMA.

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AVMA takes up euthanasia concerns with new symposium, panel

July 1, 2011

Schaumburg, Ill. — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will spend $60,000 on an animal welfare symposium after noting discrepancies in euthanasia recommendationsamong various agencies and organizations.

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AVMA delegates to debate veterinarian's oath, foreign graduates

July 1, 2011

Schaumburg, Ill. — Changes to the Veterinarian's Oath, made last fall by the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) Executive Board without input from the House of Delegates (HOD), have spurred three proposed bylaw amendments from member veterinary associations.

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Hazardous waste database plans dumped

July 1, 2011

Schaumburg, Ill. — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) scrapped plans to create a hazardous waste product database for veterinarians.

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AVMA's 20/20 Vision Committee advocates radical change

June 1, 2011

Schaumburg, Ill. — The American Veterinary Medical Association does not have the structure to adequately lead the veterinary profession into the future, according to a new report from the association's own 20/20 Vision Committee.

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AVMA committee to work with FDA on antimicrobial guidelines

June 1, 2011

Schaumburg, Ill. — The American Veterinary Medical Association created a new five-member Steering Committee for FDA Policy on Veterinary Oversight of Antimicrobials to provide veterinary input on the use of antimicrobials in food animals.

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AVMA to scrap online CE courses to veterinarians by year's end

May 26, 2011

Schaumburg, Ill. -- After three years, AVMA Ed is ending its online continuing education, reports the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

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Feds propose grant program to address veterinary shortages

May 25, 2011

Washington -- A new federal bill to motivate veterinarians to work in shortage areas like rural large- and mixed-animal medicine or public health was introduced May 24 in the U.S. Senate.

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