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CVMA animal welfare principles 'far from radical'

December 1, 2004

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.—The California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) endorses eight animal welfare guidelines designed to direct the group's position on controversial matters, such as cat declaws, tail docking and the production of foie gras.

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OVMA honored by executives

November 1, 2004

COLUMBUS, OHIO—The 2004 Ohio Society Association Executives (OSAE) Achievement Award was given to the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) at the OSAE Conference. The annual award was given to the OVMA for a marketing program developed by the association.

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FVMA building takes hit from Hurricane Jeanne

November 1, 2004

Orlando, Fla.— A gaping hole allowed 2 inches of rain water to drench computers and other equipment in the Florida Veterinary Medical Association's (FVMA) building after Hurricane Jeanne gushed across Orlando.

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MVMA backs full disclosure for vaccines

September 1, 2004

AUGUSTA, MAINE—The Maine Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) champions full disclosure of vaccine information to pet owners and is setting out to create a model form for practitioners.

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CVMA departs from AVMA on forced molting

August 1, 2004

SAN FRANCISCO—California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) delegates have been charged with sending a message to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA): oppose the forced molting of layer hens.

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OVMA opts to repeal ban on non-DVM ownership

April 1, 2004

Columbus, Ohio-Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) leaders plan to rescind a statewide prohibition on non-DVM ownership of veterinary hospitals and clinics in a move that surprised stakeholders on both sides of the issue.

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NVMA files suit

March 1, 2004

Hastings, Neb.-The Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) is suing Gary Management Organization, Inc. (GMO), its executive director, E. Don Ellerbee, and bookkeeper Terese M. Kehoe, for the alleged mismanagement of the group's scholarship foundation funds, court records show.

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OKVMA sponsors state tax refund check-off system

March 1, 2004

The Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association (OKV-MA) is backing an effort to cash in on income tax refunds.

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CVMA covets heightened legal status for pets

February 1, 2004

Sacramento, Calif.- The California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) supports creating a special property classification for pets that would allow, but limit, non-economic rewards in malpractice lawsuits concerning companion animals.

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