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AVMA urges congressional action

May 5, 2008

Washington - 5-5/2008 - As Public Service Recognition Week kicks off today, officials at the American Veterinary Medical Association called on Congress to unlock funds to help veterinary educators recruit and train DVMs for this sector.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

DVMs fight to save agriculture department

May 1, 2008

Trenton, N.J. — A plan to eliminate the New Jersey Department of Agriculture has ignited Statehouse protests and rallied the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association (NJVMA).

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.

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

AVMA vice presidential office faces scrutiny

May 1, 2008

Sacramento, Calif. — The California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) wants to rid its national counterpart of the vice presidency — an office that critics claim generates more election politics than student interest in the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

AVMA calls on veterinarians to lobby for Farm Bill

April 8, 2008

Washington - 4/8/08 - The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) wants veterinarians to pressure lawmakers to support the Senate's version of the Farm Bill.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Kansas bill calls for study of veterinary 'drug shopping'

April 1, 2008

Topeka, Kan. — An unprecedented study about drug shopping and "doc-hopping" in veterinary medicine hinges on the passage of a pending Kansas bill aimed at tighter prescription oversight.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Liability stripped from Colorado bill; focus shifts to rabies control

April 1, 2008

Denver, Co. — A stalled state bill moved ahead after a provision was removed allowing pet owners to seek non-economic damages against veterinarians.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

DA files criminal charges in slaughterhouse case

March 1, 2008

San Bernardino, Calif. — A judge issued warrants last month for two California slaughterhouse workers accused of abusing sick and injured cattle.

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