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Articles by Rachael Whitcomb

MRSA study sparks new questions

Nov 1, 2009

Owners give a lot to their pets, but are they sharing too much?

Animal welfare: When emotion and science collide

Two camps prepare for battle over livestock housing
Nov 1, 2009

When it comes to animal welfare, is it too late for diplomacy or have the battle lines already been drawn?

Growing pains: the path to expansion is sometimes lined with zoning-board queries, protests

The path to expansion is sometimes lined with zoning-board queries, protests
Nov 1, 2009

Spring Valley, Ill. — Practice owners considering expansion may think they already have overcome the biggest obstacle — developing more business. But the road to expansion can be lined with many obstacles.

One Health: A year in review, looking ahead

32 groups heed call for improved ties between veterinary, human medicine
Oct 6, 2009

One Health Commission awaits National Academies study to help set agenda.

New offshore veterinary college develops a one-of-a-kind partnership with Virginia Tech

Oct 1, 2009

Antigua, West Indies — In a first-of-its-kind agreement with a stateside veterinary college, a new offshore veterinary school offers students the chance to transfer directly into and graduated from an accredited U.S. program.

State Oks funds for Tufts; Penn awaits budget action

Oct 1, 2009

Grafton, Mass. — After months of planning for the worst of budget cuts, Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is celebrating the Legislature's move to earmark $2.5 million for the school next year.

Identity theft strikes Ohio clinic, clients lose thousands

Incident a reminder for the necessity of ID theft plans
Oct 1, 2009

Kettering, Ohio -- Michæl Rohrer worked at the front desk at Kettering Animal Hospital near Dayton, Ohio, for only a few months when police made the call.

Proposed tax deduction for veterinary care draws mixed reaction

Idea is good; impact is questionable, experts say
Oct 1, 2009

National Report — Starting next year, practitioners might be able to add the words "tax deductible" to their discussions about fees.

Enforcement of federal ID theft rules starts Nov. 1

Red Flags Rule can help catch identity theft early on
Oct 1, 2009

National Report — Cases of identity theft, like those that took place at Kettering Animal Hospital, are not uncommonc, and are a reminder of how important it is to make plans to fight identity theft early on.

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