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State Board Series
Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Complaint filing, free; notification, 41 cents; impact, immeasurable

November 1, 2007

National Report — A veterinarian seeking to protect his or her reputation and practice may be forced to battle an unlikely nemesis — the mailman.

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A consumer claims victory in S.C.

November 1, 2007

National Report — Consumers chalked up another victory in the battle of the public's right to know vs. a veterinarian's right to privacy.

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Charges dropped, but practitioner is 'DVM No More'

November 1, 2007

The emotional cost of defending oneself in a state-board investigation sometimes runs deep.

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The costs of care

November 1, 2007

National Report — Client expectations have increased over the last two years, according to 80 percent of veterinarians surveyed.

WEB EXCLUSIVE
Interview with Bernard Rollin

October 5, 2007

Fort Collins, Colo. -- He's been preaching about pain management for more than a decade. CSU ethicist Bernard Rollin found a choir with the release of AAHA and AAFP guidelines.

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The price of pain

October 1, 2007

Minneapolis — For 59 years, Dr. Carl Seemann practiced as northern Minnesota's surgical "spine man," a solo generalist who, at age 84, saw three clients a day until Christmas last year.

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AAHA releases new pain-management guidelines

October 1, 2007

Denver, Colo. — Changing viewpoints on addressing companion-animal pain and the benefits of doing so are highlighted in newly created pain-management guidelines — the product of a partnership task force between the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP).

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Care standards more sophisticated, but still unequal across nation

October 1, 2007

National Report — Standards of care are on the rise across the nation. Yet a blurry line marks the difference between negligence and proper care because acceptable standards often are based on region, rather than documented guidelines.

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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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