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HSUS readies launch of new veterinary association

January 1, 2008

GAITHERSBURG, MD. — Consumers are driving a new animal-welfare agenda, says Humane Society of the United States front man Wayne Pacelle. And he wants veterinarians to join his cause by spearheading a new veterinary association.

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Drought having minimal effect on DVMs - so far

December 1, 2007

Atlanta — The Southeast's worst drought in more than a century seems to have caused few problems so far for veterinary hospitals, other than some browned-out lawns.

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Anatomy of a state board hearing

October 1, 2007

With the number of client complaints on the rise, more veterinarians sooner or later will have to answer to their state regulatory boards.

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A malpractice doctrine

August 1, 2007

Animal-law expert Barbara Gislason, a Minneapolis attorney, believes the time is ripe for veterinary medicine to help design a fair system to resolve the emotional-value issue in malpractice claims. Otherwise, she warns, the courts will do the job, and the profession might not like the outcome.

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Foresight

May 1, 2007

National Report — Governments have fallen, diseases conquered and new technologies have changed the face of medicine.

AVMA appoints new executive vice president

March 27, 2007

Schaumburg, Ill. - 3/30/07 - Dr. Ron DeHaven, administrator of the USDA's Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), has been named the new executive vice president at the American Veterinary Medical Association. With more than 25 years of public health experience, DeHaven will succeed Dr. Bruce Little, retiring this year after service as executive vice president since 1996.

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Herriott's Legacy

February 1, 2007

James Herriot's books sold some 70 million copies worldwide. Yet, veterinarian, author and son James Wight never lived in the shadow of that legacy.

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DVM Newsmaker's Summit: A changing business model

November 1, 2006

Dr. Walther: The changes occurring in our business model for the most part are going faster than any of us realize. But what does the future hold? Is solo practice, please excuse the expression, a dead horse? Are the requirements of the practice, both as a professional and as a manager, too much for a single practitioner? What is the proper size for a multi-doctor practice? What practice model will allow us to have time off and take emergency calls? Is it going to be four, five or six? Right now, four to five doctors seem to be the number, but I think that, too, is up for grabs. What place does our profession have for corporate practices? They're growing; they're profitable. They find, as we are finding, a shortage of veterinarians to run them. How will the supply of veterinarians impact them?

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DVM Newsmakers' Summit: Supply in demand?

October 1, 2006

Editor's Note: DVM Newsmagazine asked six thought-leaders at CVC East in Baltimore to talk about five of the most pressing issues facing the veterinary profession. During the succeeding months, each of the issues introduced at the DVM Newsmaker's Summit will be presented for publication. This month, the panel takes on the supply of veterinarians and future professional opportunities. Dr. Lonnie King introduces the issue.

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