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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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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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Schrader wins seat in Congress

December 1, 2008

Having newly elected U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader in Congress means veterinarians have a representative in government who understands issues specific to the veterinary community, officials say.

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DVMs to help set guidelines for Pa. dog law

December 1, 2008

Harrisburg, Pa. — A newly formed nine-member Canine Health Board has just 45 days to establish guidelines.

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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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California mulls 10 percent tax on vet bills

November 11, 2008

California is looking for ways to make ends meet, including a proposed new veterinary service tax.

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Pick a pooch for Obama

November 6, 2008

Offers are pouring in to help the Obamas decide what breed to select as First Dog.

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Oregon DVM wins race for U.S. House

November 5, 2008

Veterinarian Kurt Schrader won his race for U.S. Representative from Oregon's 5th Congressional District Nov. 4.

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