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Jobs report: Can the market handle vet school enrollment increases?

May 23, 2011

Pet ownership and spending are up, but not enough to keep pace with a surge of new DVMs.

State veterinarians report EHV-1 outbreak spreading with 29 cases confirmed in eight states

Washington ups count from one to three, other states add new reports
May 19, 2011

National Report -- An outbreak of equine herpes virus (EHV-1) continues to spread with at least 29 cases now confirmed in eight Western states, veterinary officials report.

More than 2,600 new veterinarians to enter tight job market

Graduation numbers rise almost 3 percent over last year
May 19, 2011

National Report -- The number of new veterinarians entering the market is up 2.92 percent over last year, with a total of 2,638 earning degrees from the nation's 28 veterinary colleges this spring.

Equine herpes virus outbreak: 10 more cases confirmed

May 17, 2011

The California state veterinarian's office confirmed 10 new equine herpes virus (EVH-1) cases today, expanding the scope of the outbreak.

Veterinarians respond to equine herpes virus outbreak

May 17, 2011

Three equine herpes virus (EHV-1) cases have been confirmed, and others are feared in multiple Western states.

ISU wins first round in non-compete battle

Court rules non-compete agreements are valid
May 3, 2011

Injunction bars two veterinary specialists from competing with Iowa State.

E-mail rhetoric heats up from PetMed Express

Denying faxed Rx authorization could raise client ire; company says relationship with vets stronger than ever
May 1, 2011

National Report — Expect client backlash if you decide not fax prescription authorization to 1-800-PetMeds.

Local Colorado outbreak in dogs stymies vets, labs

May 1, 2011

Durango, Colo. — About 150 dogs in Durango, Colo., have fallen ill with one local veterinarian can only call a "mystery."

Wild-horse roundup necessary, but not enough, officials say

BLM looks to birth control, new studies as population spikes and adoptions decline
May 1, 2011

National Report — While the Bureau of Land Management is going to increase attempts at using birth control to keep wild-horse populations in check this year, an internal report reveals that much more is needed to make the program sustainable.


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