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NMVMA seeks improved regulation of alternative therapies

January 1, 2008

New Mexico — New Mexico Veterinary Medical Association (NMVMA) officials want to better define what constitutes the practice of veterinary medicine through the state's practice act.

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CVMA confers with physical therapists on practice rules

December 1, 2007

Denver — The Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) met with the state's physical-therapy board to debate formal rules under a new statute that allows licensed therapists to work on animals if a veterinarian approves. Both groups are governed by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, which drafted the rules and will implement them.

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Wanted: executive director, WVMA

November 1, 2007

Madison, Wis. — The Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) soon plans to accept resumes for executive director.

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Controversy kills

August 1, 2007

A California bill requiring the sterilization of dogs and cats stirred up a hornet?s next of opposition, leaving its chief sponsor to come up with a less-divisive measure next year. Some 20,000 people protested to lawmakers, and the embattled California Veterinary Medical Association, an early co-sponsor, backed away after fielding thousands of complaints.

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OVMA creates program to attract food animal interns

March 1, 2007

Columbus, Ohio — The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) plans to hand out $10,000 in grants this year to food animal practitioners who agree to host a student intern.

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CVMA public information push targets pet behavior

October 12, 2006

Sacramento, CA - 10/12/06 - Bad behavior is the most common reason pets are surrendered by owners to other homes or shelters, according to the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA).

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CVMA plans to testify against RVT proposal

March 1, 2006

Sacramento, calif. ? An April 28 hearing on licensure expansion for registered veterinary technicians (RVT) might prove the California Veterinary Medical Association's (CVMA) best and final chance to thwart the measure.

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FVMA vies to grow political muscle at grassroots level

February 1, 2006

The profession doesn't have the money or numbers to alter legislation, so becoming involved is imperative.

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FVMA cultivates politicians at the grass roots level

January 1, 2006

Orlando, Fla. — In a push to unify the voice of veterinary medicine, the Florida Veterinary Medical Association is encouraging practitioners to enter politics.

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