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N.D. allows veterinary technicians to dispense Rx

Jul 1, 2011

Bismarck, N.D. — Non-pharmacist veterinary technicians may now dispense prescription veterinary drugs in retail operations.

Veterinary medicine needs to critically assess workforce needs, watchdogs say

Jul 1, 2011

National Report — With veterinary practice caseloads falling, some watchdogs in the profession are sounding the alarm on increasing veterinary school enrollments.

Injuries take toll on area DVMs following Joplin tornado

Jul 1, 2011

Joplin, Mo. — Dr. William Sorrick, co-owner of a three-doctor practice in Webb City, Mo., took a client call asking to help retrieve four animals from Joplin. It was 9:15 p.m. as he and his son Jordan made their way into the devastated city. Recounting the story brought Sorrick to tears.

Veterinary researchers identify biomarkers for colon cancer

Jul 1, 2011

Columbia, Mo. — University of Missouri researchers, including those at the College of Veterinary Medicine, have identified biomarkers that may lead to better screening tests for colon cancer in people and animals.

Some pet owners trying to extend human-animal bond into the afterlife

Jul 1, 2011

National Report — The bond between people and their pets has been well-documented, but in certain segments of the population, the trend goes deeper ... way deeper.

AAFP, ISFM publish guidelines to help improve feline care, compliance

Guidelines offer tips to ease feline stress and anxiety during veterinary visits
Jul 1, 2011

Hillsborough, N.J. — With feline visits still on the decline, the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) have developed a new set of guidelines that they hope will make trips to the veterinarian less stressful for cats.

Veterinary students are entering a tight job market

Jul 1, 2011

National Report — Thomas Bauman, a native of California's central valley—home to the state's $63 billion dairy industry—grew up around dairy cows. He worked on famrs and progressed to veterinary school, following a food-animal track at UC-Davis. A 2011 grad, Bauman says he never imagined he would have trouble finding a job.

Wisconsin puppy-mills laws spur unintended consequences

Jul 1, 2011

Madison, Wis. — In rural Wisconsin, purebred dogs have been showing up in people's driveways, and some fear irresponsible breeders are dumping their "stock" ahead of new, stricter laws aimed at puppy mills.

Revenue up, but visits were down for 2010, AAHA study says

Jul 1, 2011

Lakewood, Colo. — Practice revenues across the profession increased 3 percent from 2009 to 2010, despite unique patient visits declining by 1 percent, according to a new study by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

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