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Non-profits encroach on New York veterinary practice, survey says

April 29, 2008

Albany, N.Y. - 4/29/08 - New York veterinarians are concerned about non-profit animal shelters practicing medicine, according to early results from a New York State Veterinary Medical Society (NYSVMS) survey.

Veterinary deans address global problems facing education at OIE meeting in Paris

April 24, 2008

Paris, France - 4/24/2008- The change in gender, accreditation and veterinary shortages in agriculture and public health all headlined a world meeting of veterinary deans. Hosted by OIE, which includes the World Organization for Animal Health, the three-day meeting sought to address the serious and global challenges facing veterinary education.

AVMA recognizes new specialty for veterinarians

April 22, 2008

Schaumburg, Ill. - 4/22/08 - American Veterinary Medical Association leaders gave the OK for an exotic companion mammal specialty practice area that focuses on ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, rodents and other small exotic mammals.

Cornell program to attract research DVMs

April 21, 2008

Ithaca, NY - 4/21/08 - Aiming to help recruit DVMs to research positions, the Clinical Fellows Program is the newest initiative by Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine to help students balance the time and financial demands of the veterinary academia sector.

CVC East keynote: Preventing the next pandemic

April 20, 2008

4-20-2008 - Baltimore - Dr. Nathan Wolfe, professor of epidemiology at the University of California Los Angeles hopes to prevent the next pandemic.

CVC East attendance surges over last year

April 20, 2008

Baltimore - 04-20-2008 - CVC East veterinarian attendance spiked 23 percent this year over last. The conference drew 1,231 veterinarians to the Baltimore Convention Center April 18-21, reports Conference Manager Dot Thiesen, up from last year's record of 949 veterinarians.

Web certification program enhances signature validity measures

April 19, 2008

Ames, Iowa - 4/19/2008 - The USDA has approved heightened security measures for the nation's standard for web-based animal health certification, developed by GlobalVetLink (GVL), that will better regulate and track veterinarians' electronic signatures.

Award recognizes DVM's global impact on profession

April 18, 2008

Philadelphia - 4/18/08 - The first-ever Penn Vet World Award, created to honor veterinarians who have spurred practice change and profession recognition, and influenced the lives and careers of others, was given to Dr. Bernard Vallat, director-general of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

AAEP campaign urges annual equine dental exams

April 17, 2008

Lexington, Ky. - 4/17/08 - Every horse needs an annual dental exam, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) says. It hopes to spread that message through a dental-health campaign designed to reach horse owners throughout 2008.

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