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Labrador Retriever again leads AKC's Top 10 list

Feb 1, 2009

Raleigh, N.C. — The Labrador Retriever is again the nation's most popular purebred dog, but it has nothing to do with the recent movie, "Marley and Me."

Veterinarians wrestle with legal ethical concerns over microchips and ownership

Feb 1, 2009

National Report — As microchipping becomes more common, veterinarians are questioning their legal liability and ethical obligations in regard to sorting out ownership disputes.

Looking back at Ike

Hurricane Ike's $1.5 billion price tag
Feb 1, 2009

National Report — When Hurricane Ike hit Texas last fall, Texas Veterinary Medical Association Executive Director Elbert Hutchins likened the storm's impact to a bomb site. FEMA dropped $1.4 billion to clean it up.

Vindication follows charges veterinarian improperly disposed of horse remains

Feb 1, 2009

Brunswick, Ga. — Charged with improperly disposing of two dead horses, citizens spoke up to vindicate this veterinarian.

SPCA opens largest nonprofit veterinary hospital in San Francisco

Feb 1, 2009

San Francisco — A dental suite, top-of-the-line technology, scales that are built into the floor and an intensive-care unit spread over 60,000 square feet doesn't sound like the description of a non-profit, but it is.

Three new breeds join AKC

Veterinarian weighs in on common health, genetic problems
Feb 1, 2009

Three new breeds were added to the roster of American Kennel Club-registered dogs for 2009, and open breed registration for each will be available until 2012.

Vets to the stars recalls stories, lessons learned on the set

Drs. Jim and Linda Peddie spent almost two decades working with the biggest animal actors
Feb 1, 2009

Thousand Oaks, Calif. — One might think life as a veterinarian to the animal stars would be filled with glamour and excitement.

State DVMs face unpaid time off in California; UC-Davis spared

Feb 1, 2009

Sacramento — State-employed veterinarians will lose some work starting this moth to combat California's ever-mounting budget deficit.

Florida scales back Rx permit requirements

Feb 1, 2009

Tallahassee, Fla. — Practitioners in Florida who decided to act quickly to comply with a new law requiring a prescription drug permit might be out of luck when it comes to getting a refund.

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