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Urban farming

New trend could pose hurdles for urban practitioners
Jan 1, 2011

National Report — Most urban- and suburban-based DVMs expect to see plenty of dogs and cats, but the increasing number of cities allowing backyard chickens could mean more birds will be flocking to local veterinarians' offices.

Scratching the surface

The human medical field knows little about bartonellosis, but one physician is trying to make inroads
Dec 1, 2010

National Report — Pain. Numbness. Weakness. Palpitations. These symptoms can be indicative of a variety of conditions, but sometimes the accurate diagnosis is bartonellosis.

Election 2010: Results mixed for veterinarians

Nov 3, 2010

Multiple veterinarians ran for Congress and state legislatures in this election. Here's a look at the candidates, results and issues.

AAHA severs ties with the National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues

Economic group to start fundraising initiative
Nov 1, 2010

National Report — Following 10 years of supporting the National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues (NCVEI), the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) will withdraw its membership and financial support at the end of the year.

AAVMC head speaks out on current college budget crises

Veterinary schools are desperately seeking new financial resources
Nov 1, 2010

Veterinary schools are desperately seeking new financial resources.

LSU budget crisis could greatly impact veterinary school

Oct 18, 2010

Baton Rouge, La. - Louisiana State University (LSU) faces a drastically reduced state budget for higher education in the 2011-2012 fiscal year, which could affect the university's veterinary school.

AVMA wants Congress to designate 2011 as the year of the veterinarian

Oct 1, 2010

The AVMA and those in Congress are seeking to make 2011 the year of the veterinarian

Ready for parasites this fall?

Summer heat, floods could spawn heightened parasitic disease risks in Midwest
Oct 1, 2010

Summer heat, floods could spawn heightened parasitic disease risks in Midwest

DVM fights to change compensation laws

Oct 1, 2010

After experiencing the loss of his own pet, one DVM is fighting to change compensation laws.

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