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Articles by Jennifer Fiala

Heat wave steamrolls nation

DVMs report spike in heat stroke cases; mortality rate climbs for cattle
Sep 1, 2006

Swelling to 117-degrees, Pierre S.D. shattered temperature records in July according to the National Climactic Data Center. Dr. Vicky Wilkey talks about the summer that burned.

DHS cuts Plum Island, narrows NBAF finalists

Veterinary programs seek stake in $450 million laboratory deal
Sep 1, 2006

Washington — Plum Island Animal Disease Center will not host the proposed $450 million, 400-employee National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF), government officials announced last month.

Civil rights suit target authority of veterinary board

Lay dentist calls ban unconstitutional; seeks injunctive, declaratory relief
Sep 1, 2006

Minneapolis — The business of veterinary medicine operates like a cartel, misusing its regulatory power to strangle competition.

Mahr champions 'one health' as AVMA president

Hammer nails president-elect position, Cook pulls for next-years candidacy
Aug 1, 2006

Honolulu — In his inaugural address, Dr. Roger Mahr announced plans to create partnerships with outside professions, coordinate a national summit and establish an action plan to promote "one world, one health, one medicine."

HSUS eyes lead role in disaster response

Aug 1, 2006

National Report — The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) plans to organize an army of veterinarians and create a central command for animal disaster relief.

Treading water

Katrina's anniversary marked by insurance struggles, staffing shortages and rebuilding delays
Aug 1, 2006

Katrina's anniversary marked by insurance struggles, staffing shortages and rebuilding delays

Delegates nix efforts to tighten AVMA purse strings

Leaders adopt bylaws, vote down foie gras ban
Aug 1, 2006

The American Veterinary Medical Association's House of Delegates (HOD) defeated three resolutions designed to control the Executive Board's ancillary spending, especially when it comes to charitable giving.

The 7th Son

Little credits fortuity on a career spanning from stable hand to leading profession's ranks at AVMA
Aug 1, 2006

Success in veterinary medicine requires three things: hard work, perseverance and being at the right place at the right time.

Rebirth amid ruin

Aug 1, 2006

The best way to see post-Katrina New Orleans is with a native. Sure, $35 buys a three-hour bus tour past destruction most only have witnessed on the pages of newspapers and television broadcasts. Those who book trips experience what I imagine is a shocking but detached visit to the now-famous St. Bernard Parish, the lower Ninth Ward and the 17th Street Canal levee break.

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