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Deficient science hurts vicious dog law appeal

May 1, 2005

Columbus, Ohio — Lack of science supporting the case that aggression is not a breed-specific behavior damages the profession's attempts to remove the term "Pit Bull" from dangerous dog legislation.

Researchers ready to unveil demographic report

Coalition promises trend data on nation's demand for food supply veterinarians
May 1, 2005

Manhattan, Kan — Pending study results reportedly track a shortage of food-supply veterinarians in the United States and rate the nation's demand for them.

Leaders eye downscaled plan to aid rural veterinarians

Shortages in underserved communities called 'national threat'; students targeted
May 1, 2005

Veterinary leaders plan to pitch a $1-million program to Congress, calling for educational debt relief for DVMs who practice in underserved and largely rural areas of the United States.

CVMA supports anti-ear cropping bill

May 1, 2005

Sacramento, Calif. — As the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) takes heat for fighting West Hollywood's declaw ban, the group votes to support legislation to outlaw ear cropping, a largely cosmetic procedure.

Ohio budget bill impacts veterinary profession

Tax, consolidation, waste disposal reforms promise to affect practitioners in the state
May 1, 2005

Columbus, Ohio — As Ohio lawmakers haggle over a $51.3-billion budget initiative, several amendments have caught the attention of veterinary leaders in the state.

Texas veterinary market worth $1.72 billion, study says

Apr 1, 2005

FORT COLLINS, TEXAS — The veterinary medical industry in Texas contributes more than $1.7 billion to the state's economy with services totaling $827 billion annually.

Top 10 questions routinely left out of avian histories

Apr 1, 2005

Las Vegas — A good patient history offers clues to physical exam findings, behavioral disorders or potential environmental hazards that threaten birds.

Schwarzenegger backs off licensing board

Decision saves California licensing authority from consolidation
Apr 1, 2005

Sacramento, Calif.—Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger shelved his reorganization plan to eliminate 88 independent regulatory agencies, including the California Veterinary Medical Board (CVMB).

CVMA sues city over declaw ban

Apr 1, 2005

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. — A lawsuit filed by the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) against West Hollywood seeks to stop the city from banning veterinary surgical procedures already legal in the state.

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