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Articles by Jennifer Fiala

Wagng War-DVMs push public awareness, legislation to target tick disease

Aug 1, 2006

Gaithersburg, Md.— When fibrosis hardened Pat Dickinson's lungs in late 2004, doctors struggled to isolate her illness. Two years later, the 55-year-old dog owner credits a veterinarian's education for avoiding a lung transplant and even death.

Summit attendees deliberate on ways to streamline disaster plans

AVMA moves ahead with disaster coordinator position
Aug 1, 2006

Arlington, Va. — Five major problems hampered rescue efforts following last year's hurricanes, which displaced an estimated 50,000 animals.

Leaders knead rehabilitation, therapy rules

CVMA plans to address physical therapy within veterinary practice act
Jul 1, 2006

Sacramento, Calif. — As physical therapy takes root in animal healthcare, veterinary regulators and the profession's leaders scramble to create guidelines to restrict lay and untrained practitioners.

AVMA hires Lutschaunig for top Washington role

New GRD director faces uphill battle as office lobbies to fund veterinary medicine's legislative initiatives
Jul 1, 2006

Washington — Two vacant positions, a laundry list of agenda items and a Congress gearing up for elections welcomes Dr. Mark Lutschaunig to his new job as the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) Governmental Relations Division (GRD) director.

Officials probe charges of cheating on Internet

NBVME panels interview veterinarians suspected of jeopardizing integrity of national examination
Jul 1, 2006

This month, the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME) Executive Committee plans to question two veterinarians and two would-be graduates on charges they shared NAVLE secrets on the Internet.

Strategic thinkers identify critical issues for AVMA

Jul 1, 2006

Schaumburg, Ill. — A visioning team of AVMA's Strategic Planning Committee and various group leaders has developed a list of directional goals to measure future initiatives against.

Board assigns legislative agenda items

Jul 1, 2006

Schaumburg, Ill. — The American Veterinary Medical Association added 13 initiatives to the agenda of its Governmental Relations Division (GRD), the group's Washington bureau. In June, Executive Board members approved the recommendations, which originated from the Legislative Advisory Committee (LAC) and other AVMA subsets. The GRD, charged with lobbying and monitoring Congress as well as federal regulations, must champion the following actions

Little retires top spot at AVMA

Jul 1, 2006

Executive Board members have fast begun developing a list of search committee candidates.

Litigation trepidation: DVMs expres concern about malpractice, liability

State of the Profession, 2006
Jul 1, 2006

A lawyer rarely pursues a lawsuit against a veterinarian who apologizes.

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