DVM360 MAGAZINE, Dec 1, 2011 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Dec 1, 2011
News
2012 and beyond
By Alicia Karapetian
Economic outlook clouded by a myriad of new challenges for veterinary practices.
States probe pay for DVMs
By Rachael Whitcomb
State survey shows some veterinarians make far below the national average.
AAHA releases new anesthesia guidelines
By Rachael Whitcomb
AAHA offers new guidelines for anesthesizing dogs and cats.
Finding compromise
By Rachael Whitcomb
Practice negotiates settlement with state's environmental agency over medical-waste disposal.
Competition concerns
By Rachael Whitcomb
MSU cancels mobile clinic partly in response to concerns about competition from local DVMs.
Oregon surveys veterinarians about scope of illegal practice
By Rachael Whitcomb
Salem, Ore. — Chiropractic treatment by non-veterinarians is believed to be the most common form of "illegal practice" in Oregon, according to a new survey of veterinarians by the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA).
Veterinarian recounts Zanesville's tragic killing of 49 exotic, wild animals
By Rachael Whitcomb
Zanesville, Ohio — "One of the captains ... said to me, 'We all knew this was going to end badly, we just didn't know how badly it would (end).'"
ACVIM names new CEO
Lakewood, Colo. — Roberta Herman, CAE, has been named the new chief executive officer of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).
Canine licensing, reporting legislation vetoed in California
Sacramento, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Oct. 7 that would have created new licensing protocols and reporting requirements for institutions that offer dogs for adoption or sale.
Dr. Patricia Conrad elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine
Davis, Calif. — Dr. Patricia Conrad, a veterinary pathologist and professor at the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (UC-Davis) has been elected to the Institute of Medicine.
Dynamic duo races through endurance rides
By Stephanie Fellenstein
Napa Valley, Calif. — By the time she was 6 years old, Dr. Linday Graham already had her sights set on being a veterinarian.
FDA unveils strategic plan through 2016
Rockville, Md. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a 2012-2016 strategic plan for the Center for Veterinary Medicine and Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
Florida may add animal injuries to domestic violence definition
Tallahassee, Fla. — The definition of domestic violence in Florida may be expanded to include animals, according to new legislation.
Gene discovery could lead to better understanding of how retinal cells regenerate
National Report — Veterinarians and medical researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University have identified a gene that causes a blindness-inducing disease in dogs.
HSUS leaders host briefing in support of California's downer livestock law
By Rachael Whitcomb
Washington — The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and a number of other animal welfare groups are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a lawsuit filed by the National Meat Association that seeks to overturn a California law banning the killing and processing of "downer" livestock."
Leininger joins pet insurance group
Canton, Ohio — Mary Beth Leininger, DVM, has been named the vice president of veterinary relations for The Hartville Group and its subsidiary, Petsmarketing.com.
MAF earns four-star charity rating
National Report — Morris Animal Foundation and other leading veterinary charities earned a top rating, according to Charity Navigator.
Rabies observation could be ordered through New York veterinary hospitals
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York now requires animals that have been exposed to rabies to go through a 10-day confinement and observation period in a secured facility, like a veterinarian's office.
Repeal extended on controlled substance law
Sacramento, Calif. — The repeal date on rules that allow registered veterinary technicians or unregistered assistants to administer controlled drugs under wither direct or indirect supervision of a veterinarian have been extended following the passage of Senate Bill 943.
Some Calif. dogs may get rabies exemption
Sacramento, Calif. — Dogs whose lives could be endangered by a rabies vaccination may receive an exemption in California.
Business
Cut corners on your veterinary practice payroll tax—at your peril
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
Uncle Sam is stepping up efforts to investigate payroll-tax fraud. Don't let your veterinary practice get tangled up in a mess.
Getting a grasp on drug shortages in veterinary practice
By Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM , Eugene Nwaokorie, DVM, MS
Part 2 of a four-part series exploring how we show clients that we care.
Small Animal
Angell veterinarian performs facial reconstruction surgery on a Boxer
By Stephanie Skernivitz
A 5-year-old dog was given a new lease on life—more significantly, a new face.
Certain feline seizures indicate hippocampal damage
By Stephanie Skernivitz
When a cat experiences seizures that do not impact the entire body, this may indicate changes in the hippocampus of the cat's brain.
Penn research development: Experimental vaccine for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
The vaccine shows an increase in survival time for dogs with spontaneous non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Tooth resorption in cats
By Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM
Evaluation and treatment of these all-too-common oral defects.
Equine
AAEP releases clinical guidelines for treating non-racing performance horses
By Ed Kane, PhD
White paper's authors question equine veterinarians' current mediciation and treatment practices.
Picture this: Cell phone photos help with equine emergencies
By Kenneth L. Marcella, DVM
Educate your clients on how to snap good images of what's ailing their horses to send to you.
Understanding the disease progression of abnormal hoof anatomy, Part 2
By Andrea E. Floyd, DVM
How to meet the mathematical needs of the higher grades of laminitis.
Humor
Create your own reality
By Michael A. Obenski
Anyone can practice veterinary medicine. There's no education necessary! At least, that is what many of my clients seem to think.
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