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Pa. DVM pioneers stem cell treatment on neglect case

Veterinarian seeks and receives special FDA permission to try experimental treatment to save dog
Oct 1, 2011

When police found him, Bernie had severe, third-degree burns on all four feet, and on his back and belly.

Lab veterinarian sues Michigan university of termination

Lawsuit alleges university officials disregarded welfare complaints
Oct 1, 2011

Detroit, Mich. — Dr. Karen Hrapkiewicz, former clinical veterinarian and director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources at the Wayne County Community College District Veterinary Technology Program at Wayne State University, is suing the school, alleging she was fired in retaliation for protesting the university's laboratory animal practices and for her age.

District court rules in favor of veterinary compounding pharmacy

Judge says FDA overstepped its authority
Oct 1, 2011

Ocala, Fla. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration lost its first attempt at shutting down a veterinary compounding operation Sept. 12, when a U.S. District Court denied its motion for a permanent injunction against Franck's Pharmacy of Ocala, Fla.

Long-time patron bequeaths $7.6 million to UC-Davis

Oct 1, 2011

Davis, Calif. — A landmark donation—one of the largest ever received by the veterinary college—pulls the University of California-Davis closer to its billion-dollar fundraising goal.

Ohio to crack down on use taxes; offers 'amnesty program' for small businesses

Oct 1, 2011

Columbus, Ohio — As more veterinarians buys products over the Internet from out-of-state suppliers, Ohio says it will crack down to make sure they are collecting often-forgotten use taxes.

Approach social media strategically to benefit veterinary practice goals

Oct 1, 2011

Halifax, Canada — Two to four hours per week on a social networking site can have a positive impact on your business, according to a new study by Dr. Michael Warren, a practicing veterinarian and owner of DVMelite, a web development company for veterinary practices.

Regional spikes in parvo cases don't signal a national trend, virologist says

Oct 1, 2011

National Report — Parvovirus cases have spiked in some parts of the country, with veterinarians in New York and Arizona reporting increases of 75 percent and 330 percent, respectively.

Court rules in favor of veterinary compounding pharmacy; judge says FDA overstepped its authority

Sep 15, 2011

Ocala, Fla. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration lost its first attempt at shutting down a veterinary compounding operation Sept. 12, when a U.S. District Court denied its motion for a permanent injunction against Franck?s Pharmacy of Ocala, Fla.

Lyme disease: Study documents interaction of B. burdorferi on lymph nodes

Sep 1, 2011

Davis, Calif. — Bacteria that cause Lyme disease can hide in lymph nodes, triggering immune responses not quite strong enough to kill the infection, according to a new study from the University of California-Davis (UC-Davis).

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