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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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AVMA takes up euthanasia concerns with new symposium, panel

July 1, 2011

Schaumburg, Ill. — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will spend $60,000 on an animal welfare symposium after noting discrepancies in euthanasia recommendationsamong various agencies and organizations.

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5 veterinary schools slated for site visits by AVMA's accrediting body

June 27, 2011

Schaumburg, Ill. ? The American Veterinary Medical Association?s (AVMA) accrediting body is scheduled to visit another five veterinary schools this year.

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AVMA's 20/20 Vision Committee advocates radical change

June 1, 2011

Schaumburg, Ill. — The American Veterinary Medical Association does not have the structure to adequately lead the veterinary profession into the future, according to a new report from the association's own 20/20 Vision Committee.

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AVMA committee to work with FDA on antimicrobial guidelines

June 1, 2011

Schaumburg, Ill. — The American Veterinary Medical Association created a new five-member Steering Committee for FDA Policy on Veterinary Oversight of Antimicrobials to provide veterinary input on the use of antimicrobials in food animals.

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