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Pet owners pull back on spending

Jan 1, 2009

A new Brakke survey shows that the veterinary profession may not be so secure after all.

Legislation: Responding in times of crisis

Group pitches uniform act to cut emergency response red tape for veterinarians
Jan 1, 2009

The Uniform Law Commission is working on a campaign to clear the way for veterinarian volunteers in a times of crisis.

Green named veterinary dean at Texas A&M

Last year's AAEP president to become college's 10th leader and first female in the position
Jan 1, 2009

College Station, Texas — Veterinary medicine is changing, and Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences' new dean Dr. Eleanor M. Green, is ready to address that change.

California's proposed tax on veterinary care draws fire

Hundreds of veterinarians send letters to CVMA in protest to tax proposal
Dec 1, 2008

National Report — Veterinarians are protesting a state proposal to tax veterinary services in California. Hundreds of letters were sent to the California Veterinary Medical Association. Currently, only three other states tax veterinary services — Hawaii, New Mexico and South Dakota, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.

WSU veterinary dean takes over as provost following scuffle

Dec 1, 2008

Pullman, Wash.— Dr. Warwick Bayley became provost of Washington State University resigning his position as dean of the veterinary college.

California board OKs exam change for technicians

Dec 1, 2008

Sacramento, Calif. — Veterinary technicians with five years of clinical experience and a minimum of 24 hours of education can now take the California State Registered Veterinary Technician Exam.

California mulls 10 percent tax on vet bills

Nov 11, 2008

California is looking for ways to make ends meet, including a proposed new veterinary service tax.

Pets... the ultimate accessory?

What does pet-renting mean for the human-animal bond?
Nov 1, 2008

In New York, a dapper bachelor could enlist a dog each Saturday to help him find his date for the night.

Questioning qualification

California board debates experience vs. education fro taking RVT certification exam
Nov 1, 2008

Sacramento, Calif. — Should unregistered veterinary technicians get a one-year window to take a certification examination based on a lot of experience and just 24 hours of education?

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