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AVMA approves animal welfare principles

Dec 1, 2006

Schaumburg, Ill. — Eight standards now serve as the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) overarching guide to evaluating future animal welfare policies, resolutions and actions.

Achieve your goals in veterinary practice

Tips for maintaining your vision, attaining success in the profession
Nov 1, 2006

Before you even applied to veterinary school, you had a vision of what you wanted to accomplish once you had that DVM license in your hands.

CDC study: DVMs fail lepto safety practices

Nov 1, 2006

Atlanta — It contaminates practices, brings about lawsuits and causes illness, even death. Yet veterinarians enforce shoddy safety measures when it comes to leptospirosis and exposure to bacteria contamination.

Men earn more as salaries, debt rise

Nov 1, 2006

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

The political balance: Veterinary measures hang as Congress adjourns

Nov 1, 2006

Washington— As the U.S. House and Senate adjourn for election season, a myriad of veterinary-related bills sit untouched and stand to falter due to lack of time and congressional attention.

Drug law interpretation blindsides DVMs

Federal law bans staff from dispensing controlled substances without immediate supervision, regulators contend
Nov 1, 2006

San Diego — Most of California's 7,900 licensed veterinarians unknowingly break federal and state drug laws every day by allowing staff to administer controlled substances without immediate supervision, officials say.

Consortium mulls big farming's impact to environment, health

Blackwell, Rollin weigh in alongside spectrum of stakeholders for national commission, Pew Charitable Trusts
Nov 1, 2006

Washington — Past government officials, environmentalists, industry leaders and even actress-turned-activist Daryl Hannah want to contribute to what's being billed the most comprehensive study on agriculture's impact to date.

Rescue dogs breathe easier after 9/11

Nearly 70 percent of recovery workers suffer lung problems while rescue dogs remain unscathed, researchers report
Oct 1, 2006

Philadelphia — In the wake of a recent study concluding 70 percent of 9,500 ground-zero workers suffer extensive health problems, two veterinary scientists note first-responder dogs had no related illnesses.

Aftershock: shooting-suicide shakes veterinary practice

Oct 1, 2006

Murfreesboro, Tenn. — The news media evaporated, the caution tape torn down, but for those close to Susan Rizzo, the 29-year-old's violent death remains fresh in their minds.


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