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New animal drug safety page on FDA site

October 1, 2006

A new Web site will help you and your clients easily locate safety information about drug products regulated by the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine.

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Dr. Beaver opposes ban on horse processing

October 1, 2006

Dr. Bonnie Beaver, MS, Dipl. ACVB, stood up in July against a bill that would ban horse slaughter for human consumption. The past-president of the AVMA says, "The legislation doesn't address the financial support required to care for the horses given up by their owners.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Pay for vacation earned

October 1, 2006

If an employee quits, do I have to pay that person for his or her remaining vacation days?

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Rhode Island curtails stray cats

October 1, 2006

To breed cats in Rhode Island, owners must obtain a breeding permit. The fee: $100 per cat per year.

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Stemming Internet abuse

September 1, 2006

We'll soon have Internet services available for employees to use for ordering. We've said that personal use isn't allowed, but should I add this to the clinic's policy manual? What should I include?

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Just say yes to a drug-free workplace

September 1, 2006

Almost half of illicit drug users who are employed full-time work at businesses with fewer than 25 employees. Find out how you can make your practice a drug-free zone.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Kansas funds students interested in large animal practice

July 1, 2006

Kansas recently passed a law that's designed to help bring students to large animal practice. It establishes the Veterinary Training Program for Rural Kansas at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, which supports five students each year.

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Unsupervised ordering raises ethical questions

July 1, 2006

My manager and associate order equine products through my veterinary practice. Is this legal, since I don't treat horses?

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Keeping your secrets under wraps

July 1, 2006

You don't want your staff members sharing private practice information. Confidentiality agreements lay down the law—and keep your secrets from slipping out.

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