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State veterinarian inherits AVMA treasury

Marsh to stay the course on financial health
Sep 1, 2005

Indianapolis —Dr. Bret Marsh is adding financial planning for the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to a workload that already includes managing an $8-million budget and 150 staff members as Indiana's state veterinarian.

AVMA delegates assert power, buck leadership trends

Beaver passes presidential torch to Childers; candidates gear up for 2006 election
Sep 1, 2005

Minneapolis — American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) delegates challenged two Executive Board decisions on resolutions by voting to defeat a foie gras ban and advance a U.S. microchip standard.

Job market expands in public health arena

Sep 1, 2005

Washington — With more than 2,220 federal positions earmarked for DVMs by 2007, pubic health represents an upsurge of job opportunities for future veterinarians.

Members plan to fight HOD defeat of foie gras ban

Sep 1, 2005

Washington — Some Animal Welfare Committee (AWC) members plan to fight a House of Delegates (HOD) action to dump a ban on foie gras production in favor of further research.

Reluctant leadership vows to restore AVMF

Goals remain to maintain strong marketing, business plan
Sep 1, 2005

Minneapolis — In a move to recover from financial criticism that resulted in the resignation of its executive director, a newly appointed leadership rallies around the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF).

AVMA exhibit policy stirs activist groups

AVAR wants convention representation; PETA applauds association's candor
Aug 1, 2005

Schaumburg, Ill. — Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights (AVAR) members want space on the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) convention floor, and they're taking strides to get it.

State consolidation erodes 'independence' of licensing board

Aug 1, 2005

Colombus, Ohio —The autonomy of veterinary licensing boards is under attack, vulnerable to a nationwide shift toward consolidation and closer government directive.

AVMA backs sow stalls, stresses welfare initiatives

Aug 1, 2005

Schaumburg, Ill. — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) votes to support sow gestation stalls until a more welfare-friendly housing system that's reliable, efficient and economically viable is conceived.

Allied groups cheer checkoff's constitionality

Aug 1, 2005

Washington — Food animal veterinarians and industry experts applaud recent Supreme Court actions favoring beef and pork checkoff programs.

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