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DVMs fight to save agriculture department

New Jersey's governor wants to eliminate agency to reduce state's $2.3 billion deficit
May 1, 2008

Trenton, N.J. — A plan to eliminate the New Jersey Department of Agriculture has ignited Statehouse protests and rallied the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association (NJVMA).

Connecticut considers ban on cat declaws

Apr 1, 2008

Hartford, Conn. — Veterinary medicine's leaders oppose a bill that seeks to outlaw non-therapeutic cat declawing in Connecticut and strip the licenses of DVMs caught violating the ban.

Power play: CVMA aims to reel in board authority; rebuttal planned

Association-sponsored bill calls for restrictions on California's veterinary regulators
Apr 1, 2008

Sacramento, Calif. — Longstanding disputes between the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and California Veterinary Medical Board (CVMB) came to a head last month, with the introduction of a bill designed to curb the power of regulators.

Economic emergency

Crisis looms as debt-to-salary statistics paint bleak outlook for veterinary medicine's future, experts say
Apr 1, 2008

Dr. John Rossi questions his decision to become a veterinarian.

CVMA backs move to counter declaw ban

West Hollywood lobbies against bill that blocks local restrictions on state-regulated tasks
Apr 1, 2008

Sacramento, Calif. — West Hollywood City Council promises to fight California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)-backed legislation that would bar local governments from criminalizing state regulated and sanctioned procedures.

Limited licensure ignites debate

National organizations, regulators explore options
Apr 1, 2008

National Report — Some call it evolutionary. Others consider it a mistake. No matter how it's defined, limiting the licenses of veterinarians is stirring national debate, from college classrooms to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The outcome could mean licensure limitations, experts say.

AAEP to tour Mexican slaughter plants

Leadership seeks to bridle inhumane treatment of horses
Mar 1, 2008

Lexington, Ky. — Four American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) leaders want to visit Mexican horse-slaughter plants following widespread reports of equine abuse and inhumane euthanasia.

Final rule issued against Seemann

Pain management is mandatory, board states: Bemidji veterinarian promises to take case to Supreme Court if necessary
Mar 1, 2008

Twin Cities, Minn. — The Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine (MBVM) wants Dr. Carl Seemann to pay nearly $40,000 in administrative penalties and fees and complete a list of directives in order to regain his license to practice.

Economic emergency

Crisis looms as debt-to-salary statistics paint bleak outlok for veterinary medicine's future, expert says
Mar 1, 2008

Tbensalem, pa. — Dr. John Rossi questions his decision to become a veterinarian.

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