Articles by Rachael Whitcomb - dvm360
Articles by Rachael Whitcomb

California lawmakers call for greater oversight of pet groomers

Apr 1, 2012

Sacramento, Calif. — California lawmakers are working to create new licensing requirements for pet groomers that will be overseen by the state's veterinary medical board.

Hawaii considers forced sterilization for pets sold through retail channels

Apr 1, 2012

Honolulu — State lawmakers are again calling for mandatory sterilization of puppies and kittens sold through pet stores.

NBAF plans hit a snag

Apr 1, 2012

Manhattan, Kan. — Although President Barack Obama's 2013 budget proposal doesn't include an anticipated $50 million for the construction of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Kansas, plans to build the facility are by no means derailed, say those close to the project.

Tennessee drafts new legislation in favor of horse slaughter ban

Apr 1, 2012

Nashville — Shortly after the federal government re-opened the door to horse slaughter for human consumption in the United States, Tennessee legislators are working to keep it out of the state.

Executive Board revises extra-label use policy, comments on new FDA rules

Apr 1, 2012

Schaumburg, Ill. — The American Veterinary Medical Association Executive Board revised its policy on extra-label drug use in January, and the association says it will use the new policy to comment on additional restrictions placed on the use of cephalosporin-class antimicrobials in most food animals by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Washington seeks new livestock care board

Apr 1, 2012

Olympia, Wash. — A new bill in Washington state seeks to assemble a livestock care board to create and oversee minimum care standards for livestock and poultry.

Washington wants veterinary exemption for RX monitoring

Apr 1, 2012

Olympia, Wash. — Some Washington lawmakers want veterinarians exempted from submitting data as part of the state's prescription monitoring program.

Cornell's partnership in Hong Kong delayed this year

Apr 1, 2012

Ithaca, N.Y. — Cornell's plans for partner with City University of Hong Kong on the first veterinary medicine program in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) will not move forward this year, as previously announced.

W.V. may exempt veterinary drugs from sales tax

Apr 1, 2012

Charleston, W.V. — A new bill in West Virginia is seeking to exempt veterinary medications from consumer sales and service taxes.

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