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A light at the end of the tunnel

Sep 1, 2011

Lansing, Mich. — While funding for higher education keeps creeping down on the priority list for cash-strapped states, at least one veterinary schools hopes it is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

AVMA makes changes to veterinary technology accreditation

Sep 1, 2011

Schaumburg, Ill. — Rapid growth of the veterinary technology field is forcing the American Veterinary Medical Association to make changes to the way it accredits veterinary technology program.

Missouri lawmakers give state's pharmacy board authority over veterinary legend drugs

Sep 1, 2011

Jefferson City, Mo. — A new bill in Missouri will give the state pharmacy board authority over retail veterinary legend drugs, but also adds a licensed veterinarian to the board's advisory committee.

Nearly $10 million in veterinary drugs taken off black market

Sep 1, 2011

London — Thirteen people have been convicted in what British officials are calling Europe's largest veterinary drug ring.

Texas practitioners snared by state's controlled-substance permit backlog

Sep 1, 2011

Ponder, Texas — Dr. Phillip Henderson of Ponder Veterinary Hospital spent more than an hour-and-a-half on hold with Texas' Department of Public Safety. He was waiting to hear about the status of his controlled-substance certificate that he tried to renew months before.

Oakland Zoo breaks ground on $10.8 million veterinary hospital

Sep 1, 2011

Oakland, Calif. — Construction is underway on Oakland Zoo's new veterinary hospital—the first on-site facility to treat the zoo's 600-plus residents.

Veterinarians shoot down pre-vaccination exam waiver

Oregon board drops amendment after member protest
Aug 25, 2011

Portland, Ore. -- Overwhelming protest by the veterinary community quashed a proposed amendment to Oregon regulations that would have allowed some animals to be vaccinated without an examination by a veterinarian.

Pot for pain?

Aug 16, 2011

Seattle company to market medical marijuana patch to control pain in dogs, horses.

Enrollment worries

Population growth will signal new economic problems, some say
Aug 1, 2011

An influx of new DVMs to satisfy a perceived workforce shortage could pose serious long-term economic problems, veterinary officials say.


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