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One man, one vote

December 1, 2006

Helena, Mont. -- Every vote matters to Krayton Kerns, DVM.

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The political balance: Veterinary measures hang as Congress adjourns

November 1, 2006

Washington— As the U.S. House and Senate adjourn for election season, a myriad of veterinary-related bills sit untouched and stand to falter due to lack of time and congressional attention.

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Practitioner trades stethoscope for politics

November 1, 2006

Washington — After 30 years in private practice, Dr. R. Douglas Meckes takes on the role of lobbyist, championing the farm bill and animal welfare while promoting the veterinary profession.

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American Horse Slaughter Protection Act moves to Senate

October 1, 2006

Washington—The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, overwhelmingly passed by the House of Representatives on Sept. 7, now moves to the Senate—meaning it will be 2007 before that body acts on it.

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Inside Politics: 2006 vote

October 1, 2006

With a country at war in Iraq and increasingly hostile economic times at home, the political fervor over this nation's top issues will be on voters' minds Nov. 7. Sixteen DVMs vie for office.

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Pet evacuation bill awaits final approval

September 1, 2006

Washington — Legislation that ties federal grants to including pets in local and state evacuation plans hinges on last-minute negotiations between Congress' two chambers.

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Small animal DVM enters big-time politics

May 1, 2006

Trenton, N.J. — He's put away the scuba gear, paused the pottery wheel and plans to rearrange time spent as his practice to do one thing — run for the New Jersey General Assembly.

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Kansas Senate bill could make animal cruelty a felony

February 14, 2006

TOPEKA, KAN. - 2/14/06 - A Kansas Senate bill would classify serious acts of animal cruelty as a felony.

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Wyeth to comply with Senate investigation

February 1, 2006

Washington — Wyeth Pharmaceuticals plans to aid a Senate investigation after allegations surfaced that the company attempted to discredit a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officer who challenged the safety of ProHeart 6.

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