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R.I. Enacts first statewide mandate to sterilize cats

Veterinarians free of enforcement, reporting requirements
Jul 1, 2006

Providence, R.I. — Rhode Island hinges on becoming the nation's first state to mandate the sterilization of cats.

Avid wins $6 million patent suit

Jul 1, 2006

Marshall, Texas — A Texas jury handed AVID Identification Systems a $6-million verdict in a patent infringement case. The decision followed a six-day trial in U.S. District Court in eastern Texas against Swiss manufacturer Datamars SA and its U.S. distributor Crystal Import Corp. for willfully infringing on three U.S. patents and false advertising, the court contends.

AVMA establishes policy actions, welfare goals

Members encourage systems to report adverse events
Jun 1, 2006

Schaumburg, Ill. — The American Veterinary Medical Association's Animal Welfare Committee (AWC) has been recharged as part of an approved directive from a task force reviewing the group's welfare policies and framework.

Competition causeway: In the nation's most densely populated areas, veterinarians find the means to spread collegiality

State of the Profession, 2006
Jun 1, 2006

In 1936, Cameron Animal Hospital opened as the first standalone veterinary building servicing dogs and cats in the Northeast United States.

Board Oks expanded RVT duties

CVMA cuts into sanction to allow small incisions
Jun 1, 2006

Santa Monica, Calif. — California's registered veterinary technicians (RVT) are one step closer to holding license to perform small skin incisions to place intravascular catheters.

Institutions vie for $450-million laboratory deal

Massive laboratory project slated to replace Plum Island Animal Disease Center in New York
Jun 1, 2006

National Report — Several veterinary programs and other institutions in at least 14 states are jostling to host a new high-security government laboratory intended to research some of the world's most dangerous diseases.

Vogel, Golab, lead AVMA welfare decision

Jun 1, 2006

Schaumburg, Ill. — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) names Lyle Vogel, DVM, MPH, director of the Division of Animal Welfare. Next in line is Dr. Gail Golab, the division's new associate director.

Executive Board sinks HSUS joint venture

Jun 1, 2006

Schaumburg, Ill. — The American Veterinary Medical Association wants no part of any signed pact with the Human Society of the United States — even when endorsing mutually supported initiatives.

Family practice counters specialist expansion

Jun 1, 2006

National Report — Dr. Al Schwartz likens general practice to a dying breed, consumed by a growing number graduates electing tracks in specialty medicine.

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