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Arkansas considers changing rabies vaccination requirement

November 29, 2008

Little Rock, Ark. -- The Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will not oppose a proposed change to the state's rabies vaccination law, but they do have a suggestion.

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CVMA asks Schwarzenegger to quash vet services tax proposal

November 17, 2008

Sacramento -- Increased pet abandonment, euthanasia and public-health problems will be the likely result of the a newly proposed California tax on veterinary services, according to a statement issued today by the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA).

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California mulls 10 percent tax on vet bills

November 11, 2008

California is looking for ways to make ends meet, including a proposed new veterinary service tax.

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Task force to decide on Kan. prescription monitoring system

November 7, 2008

Topeka, Kan. -- Veterinarians in Kansas currently are exempt from a new law requiring those who dispense scheduled substances from reporting to an electronic prescription monitoring program, but a new veterinary task force will determine whether that exemption stays.

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Colorado VMA study sinks teeth into dog bites

November 1, 2008

Denver, Colo. — A year's worth of data on dog bites is in the hands of a research firm to provide a fresh analysis for the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA).

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Questioning qualification

November 1, 2008

Sacramento, Calif. — Should unregistered veterinary technicians get a one-year window to take a certification examination based on a lot of experience and just 24 hours of education?

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CVMA building drug-disposal database

November 1, 2008

DENVER, COLO. — The Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is creating a database of information about veterinary pharmaceutical disposal with the help of the state public health department.

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CVMB moves forward with RVT test requirement change

October 29, 2008

The California Veterinary Medical Board (CVMB) officially approved a regulatory change Oct. 22 that will allow veterinary assistants with five years of clinical experience and at least 24 hours of formal education to take the California State Registered Veterinary Technician Exam between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2009.

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MVMA tries to work out kinks in chiropractic legislation

May 1, 2008

ST. Paul, Minn. — The state veterinary community is contesting a pending bill that would allow human chiropractors to work on pets without veterinary input, saying it would be one of the "loosest" such laws in the country if passed.

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