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Drug abuse poses a load of liability problems

June 1, 2011

After a recent talk I gave in Las Vegas, a veterinarian came up to the podium and told me she'd been considering applying to law school.

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Georgia veterinarian arrested in drug sting

April 1, 2011

Crisp County, Ga. — A three-month marijuana distribution investigation came to a close Feb. 9 when law enforcement officials found 20 marijuana plants in Dr. Ronal Lee Wilkie's Arabi, Ga., clinic, plus another 80 in his home.

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Improvement needed on animal cruelty identification

February 1, 2011

National Report — A new study by the American Society for the pRevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) says that only 19 percent of law enforcement officers are trained in handling crimes against animals, even though 78 percent acknowledge there is a link between animal abuse and other violent crimes.

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CDV outbreak results in mass euthanasia at Kansas kennel

February 1, 2011

Topeka, Kan. — More than 1,000 dogs were euthanized as a last resort to thwart a canine distemper virus (CDV) outbreak at a USDA-licensed Kansas kennel, reports Dr. Bill Brown, Kansas' Livestock Commissioner.

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When non-compete contracts get out of hand

February 1, 2011

There is a time and place for non-compete contracting in the veterinary practice.

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Do you qualify for these tax breaks?

February 1, 2011

Find out what the 2010 Tax Relief Act means for you and your veterinary practice.

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Texas legislation would waive 'confidentiality' for delinquent veterinary clients

January 26, 2011

Austin, Texas -- Legislation in the Texas House of Representatives would waive confidentiality privileges for clients who are delinquent in paying for veterinary services.

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Pet owner or guardian?

January 1, 2011

National Report — As more and more municipalities consider replacing "pet owner" with "pet guardian" in their animal laws, veterinarians and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) say the change is bad for business.

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Proposal to repeal Prop B introduced in Missouri

December 29, 2010

Jefferson City, Mo. -- A bill to repeal Missouri?s contested Proposition B already has been pre-filed in the state Senate for consideration in the new year.

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