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Calif. Senate rejects amended spay/neuter bill

September 1, 2008

A watered-down version of a bill that originally would have required that almost every cat and dog older than 4 months be spayed or neutered was voted down in the California Senate by a 27-5 vote.

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Miss. Congressman wins AVMA Advocacy Award

September 1, 2008

New Orleans — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) presented U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering (R-Miss.) with the first AVMA Advocacy Award at its annual conference.

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Political run ends in defeat for Kansas vet

September 1, 2008

Veterinarian Gary D. Harmon, 68, of Augusta, Kan., was defeated in his bid for 77th District state representative Aug. 5 by incumbent David Crum, R-Augusta.

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N.C. veterinary medical board gets new member

August 14, 2008

Raleigh, N.C. -- North Carolina has a new veterinary medical board member.

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'Declaw law' could set broad precedent

August 1, 2008

Sacramento, Calif. — Municipalities won't be able to ban state-sanctioned medical practices if a proposed bill passes in California.

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Calif. Senate snips spay/neuter bill

August 1, 2008

Impotent might be the best word to describe a law that would have required almost every cat and dog older than 4 months to be spayed or neutered before the measure was dramatically altered on the California Senate floor.

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Putting a bigger bite in dog law

July 1, 2008

Harrisburg, Pa. — Sweeping legislation is aimed at cleaning up Pennsylvania puppy mills, but the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association says the proposals still need some work.

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Farm Bill small victory

July 1, 2008

Washington — The $288 billion Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 passed both the House and the Senate, even surviving a Presidential veto.

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Kansas bill restricting state board is shelved

June 1, 2008

Topeka, Kan. — Legislation that would have taken away the Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners' ability to preside over its own administrative hearings is dead for 2008, though it is expected to come up for consideration again in next year's legislative session.

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