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Entering a new era

Penn's appointment of first female veterinary dean reflects profession's gender shift
Dec 1, 2005

Philadelphia — Dr. Joan Hendricks likens her trip toward the University of Pennsylvania's veterinary school deanship to an "emotional roller coaster."

Study: graduates mired in debt

Indebtedness rises 7.5 percent over 2005 starting salaries, AVMA reports; sound financial planning offers remedy
Nov 1, 2005

More than 88 percent of this year's new veterinarians graduated with educational debt averaging $88,077. Now working, they're taking home less than $44,000 a year.

AVMA frustrated by bureaucracy that hinders emergency response

Association plans to flush out VMAT communication, deployment gaffs prompted by Homeland Security protocols
Nov 1, 2005

Schaumburg, Ill. — As the government faces accusations it was wildly out of touch on Katrina, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) joins the list of concerned parties seeking after-the-fact answers from federal officials.

Beyond Katrina

Nov 1, 2005

Looking numb and weary, Dr. Gary Levy stands emotionless in what appears to have been a waiting room. His co-owners fled to higher ground, staff relocated and all that's left is the seemingly insurmountable task of reviving a practice disaster covered in mold, rotting in water and radiating a noxious stench.

Publishing bolsters graduate resumes

Nov 1, 2005

Philadelphia — The "publish or perish" adage in academia rarely applies to veterinary students, yet college leaders claim carrying out scientific research and having it accepted by peer-reviewed journals can boost anyone's job prospects, even those embarking on a clinical career.

Alarmed not panicked: Canine influenza incites media hype; experts raise cautionary flag

Nov 1, 2005

Gainesville, Fla. — Media exposure and Internet rumors surrounding canine influenza have scientists and practitioners scrambling to clarify a sea of misinformation.

Stakeholders seek role in Plum Island solution

Nov 1, 2005

Plum Island, N.Y. — The fate of Plum Island's aging research facility hangs in the balance as the government mulls scrapping the laboratories and DVM leaders argue the nation needs higher-level biocontainment capabilities.

Study maps demand directed at food animal DVMs

Oct 1, 2005

Minneapolis — A study confirms the shortage of food animal veterinarians in the United States and offers future estimates on the depth of such deficiencies.

Insurance broker braces for 'mad rush' of DVM claims

Insurance industry could dole out more than $25 billion to policy holders
Oct 1, 2005

Chicago — Initial estimates from Hub International reveal 70 practices along the Gulf Coast region likely will generate damage claims following what appears the most destructive hurricane to hit North America since the early 1900s.

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