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Veterinarians need to reinforce profession's value in an ailing economy, says AVMA pres. elect

July 17, 2011

St. Louis -- Veterinarians are facing a defining time, says Dr. Rene Carlson, the incoming president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

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AVMA: Debate erupts over accreditation of foreign veterinary schools

July 16, 2011

St. Louis -- AVMA delegates are calling for a new task force to evaluate the role of the association's Council on Education (COE) in accrediting foreign veterinary schools.

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National Commission of Veterinary Economic Issues to dissolve as independent organization; folds into AVMA

July 14, 2011

Schaumburg, Ill. -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) announced July 13 that, pending final approvals, the National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues (NCVEI) will cease to exist as an independent organization and become part of AVMA.

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Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) taps veterinarian Christopher Carpenter as executive director

July 8, 2011

Bel Air, Md. ? The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) appointed Christopher Carpenter, DVM, MBA as its new executive director.

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AAHA to phase out veterinary seal of acceptance program for pet insurance

July 7, 2011

Denver -- The idea was to create a program to offer pet owners high-deductible, low-cost pet insurance policies to help defray costs of veterinary care.

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Fighting wildfires: the veterinary response

July 4, 2011

Los Alamos -- Veterinarians and New Mexico state authorities scrambled to evacuate hundreds of pets and livestock during a forced evacuation of Los Alamos, N.M.

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AVMA delegates to debate veterinarian's oath, foreign graduates

July 1, 2011

Schaumburg, Ill. — Changes to the Veterinarian's Oath, made last fall by the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) Executive Board without input from the House of Delegates (HOD), have spurred three proposed bylaw amendments from member veterinary associations.

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Hazardous waste database plans dumped

July 1, 2011

Schaumburg, Ill. — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) scrapped plans to create a hazardous waste product database for veterinarians.

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UF small animal clinical science chair in line to lead WSAVA

July 1, 2011

Gainesville, Fla. — The University of Florida's (UF) Dr. Colin Burrows was named vice president of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA).

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