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Treasurer leaves AVMA in robust financial health

Indiana state veterinarian takes over association treasury
Aug 1, 2005

Schaumburg, Ill. — Dr. James F. Peddie leaves the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) with more than $20 million in reserves, remodeled Washington real estate and some of the lowest professional membership fees in the nation.

Plan gains steam to aid DVM shortage

Senate appropriates $750,000 for downscaled version of National Veterinary Medical Services Act.
Aug 1, 2005

Washington — The U.S. Senate slated $750,000 of its $17.3 billion agriculture appropriations bill to fund a slimmed down version of the National Veterinary Medical Services Act (NVMSA).

Swine DVMs out-earn colleagues, study shows

Aug 1, 2005

Chicago —Veterinarians concentrating in swine medicine gross nearly $110,000 annually, leading all practitioner categories and disproving a widespread belief that food animal DVMs rank low in wage potential.

New Jersey revamps animal cruelty statutes

Rewrite defines hoarding as misdemeanor violation; lawmaker promises to sponsor bill
Aug 1, 2005

Trenton, N.J. — The New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association (NJVMA) is attempting to overhaul the state's animal cruelty statute in an effort to streamline the hodgepodge of amendments that tackle such offenses.

Profession responds to second BSE incident

Industry officials question USDA' motives for retesting cow previously declared free of bovine spongiform encephalopathy
Aug 1, 2005

Washington —As the nation shakes off a second case of mad cow, the veterinary profession relies on consumer reaction and government analysis to determine the finding' significance.

Microchip debate seeps into agriculture bill

Banfield pushes ISO standard; AVMA supports universal approach to electronic identification
Aug 1, 2005

Washington —The microchip controversy has entered Congress as an amendment to the House's agriculture appropriations bill for 2006.

Tax code clarification spells relief for DVMs

Jul 1, 2005

Washington — It took almost 10 years and $20,000, but Dr. Thomas Kendall's battle with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has ended with a federal tax interpretation that favors the veterinary profession.

Scientists find gene mutation for feline HCM

Jul 1, 2005

Baltimore — Researchers report they have discovered the genetic mutation responsible for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) — the most common disease in cats.

CVMA amends resolution on AVMF finances

Association dumps resolution in favor of less-contentious decree; House of Delegates to debate four other issues during the AVMA convention this month in Minneapolis
Jul 1, 2005

Schaumburg, Ill. — California veterinary leaders want the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to stop endorsing its foundation until the non-profit resolves some "financial issues."

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