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Brightheart Veterinary Centers acquires Cleveland specialty hospital

May 1, 2008

Cleveland - 5/1/2008 - BrightHeart Veterinary Centers completed an acquisition of Great Lakes Veterinary Specialists (formerly, the Veterinary Referral Clinic), a full-service advanced-care and emergency veterinary hospital in Bedford Heights, Ohio.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

GHLIT explores health-insurance options for pets

May 1, 2008

Schaumburg, Ill. — Pet health insurance is on the Group Health and Life Insurance Trust's (GHLIT) agenda, with goals to guide veterinarians on current public offerings and tentative plans to provide its own program one day.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Tennessee DVM case spurs clarification of 'heart shot' law

May 1, 2008

NASHVILLE, TEN. — Sedation before intracardial injection euthanasia soon will be required in Tennessee after a DVM's highly publicized disciplinary case led lawmakers to push for legislative clarification on the method.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Florida breaks ground for pathogen research lab

May 1, 2008

Gainesville, fla. — Construction is under way for the Pathogen Research Facility, slated to house the University of Florida's (UFL) new Emerging Pathogens Institute that aims to improve disease preparedness, prevention and treatment statewide.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

MVMA tries to work out kinks in chiropractic legislation

May 1, 2008

ST. Paul, Minn. — The state veterinary community is contesting a pending bill that would allow human chiropractors to work on pets without veterinary input, saying it would be one of the "loosest" such laws in the country if passed.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Purina giving $400,000 to Delta Society

May 1, 2008

ST. Louis — Purina will dish out more than $400,000 to the Delta Society for its animal-assisted therapy.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Bonds issued to help state clinch federal lab

May 1, 2008

Topeka, Kan. — To demonstrate the state's commitment to housing a federal bio-security laboratory, the Kansas governor signed legislation to issue $105 million in bonds.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

ISVMA fights proposed ban of gas for animal euthanasia

May 1, 2008

Springfield, Ill. — A proposed ban on the use of gas for animal euthanasia, considered inhumane treatment, has come under fire from state veterinary leaders who argue the procedure has merit and should not be outlawed completely.

Great white shark killed Calfornia DVM

April 30, 2008

Solana Beach, Calif. - 4/30/08 - An autopsy shows it was a great white shark that killed a 66-year-old retired veterinarian while he was swimming in the ocean near his home. The official cause of Dr. David Martin's death was exsanguination, or blood loss, from a shark bite, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office.

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