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Louisville nexes breed bans from dangerous dog law

Jan 1, 2007

Louisville, Ky. — At 3:45 a.m. Dec. 20, Louisville Metro Council members passed a dangerous dog ordinance that rejected an original version calling for the ban of seven large breeds including Pit Bulls.

Lay practice debate erupts in Fla., Colo.

Veterinary officials mull practice act revisions to fend off non-DVMs from practice modalities
Jan 1, 2007

Orlando, Fla. — Florida veterinarians are constructing a comprehensive strategy to beat back lay practitioners' attempts to gain unregulated access to animals to perform complementary and alternative procedures.

A Survivor's Story

Jan 1, 2007

Dr. Nancy Matthews didn't cry. She didn't run. After a short fight, she curled into the fetal position and remained still, trying to keep her neck, face and the back of her legs unexposed.

Political swing shapes climate for DVM initiatives

Dec 1, 2006

National Report — With at least 24 DVMs now calling state legislators their colleagues, the profession has never been more poised to bolster veterinary medicine's voice and initiatives.

Minimum wage hike to sting practitioners

Six states nationwide voted to raise minimum pay standards, surpassing the federal $5.15 mandatory wage
Dec 1, 2006

National Report — As the new democratic-dominated Congress promises to the raise the federal government's minimum wage to perhaps $7.25 from $5.15, voters in six states approved referendums Nov. 7 to relieve a 10-year gap in the hourly pay.

AVMF grants $400,000; hires fundraising director

Dec 1, 2006

Schaumburg, Ill. — Research and disaster initiatives received $400,000 from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF), with Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMAT) claiming more than half.

Survey: Wage disparity unabated, educational debt continues climb

Academics weigh in on AVMA's recent survey findings
Dec 1, 2006

Las Vegas — Fresh out of college, Dr. Carlos Vareli earns $72,000 a year and pays on $75,000 in education loans.

Arizona outlaws sow stalls

Florida voters reign in proposition process
Dec 1, 2006

Phoenix — Arizona voters banned gestation stalls that restrict sows from turning and extending their extremities.

UC eyes San Diego vet school

Dec 1, 2006

Oakland, Calif. — The nation's 29th veterinary medical program appears on the horizon.

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