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Report: Practitioners key to containg outbreaks

Foreign animal disease threat looms
Apr 1, 2005

Washington—With zoonotic and emerging animal diseases rising at rates unforeseen a decade ago, the onus rests largely on veterinarians to shield the world from infectious animal disease spread.

Wisconsin bucks national trend

Apr 1, 2005

MADISON, WIS. — A poll of Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) members reveals increased numbers of food animal and equine practitioners in the state, contrary to reports that a nationwide shift to small animal practice has left this population segment anemic.

PVMA adopts legal positions on animals

Task force takes formal stance on economic value, owner/guardianship issues involving pets
Apr 1, 2005

Hershey, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) approved last month the release of two position statements and a resolution addressing hot-button issues involving pets.

AAVSB mulls alternative medicine for model act

Chiropractic, physical therapies play role in animal care, association leader says.
Mar 1, 2005

KANSAS CITY — Model practice act standards embracing chiropractic and physical therapies likely will make the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) agenda during the group's annual September conference.

CVMA fights proposed cosmetic surgery ban

Mar 1, 2005

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. —The California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), at presstime, was weighing options to block an attempt to ban several surgical procedures in a city that deems declawing a criminal act.

Bush pushes association health plans

Mar 1, 2005

WASHINGTON —Veterinary leaders commend President Bush's call to enact association health plans (AHP) during his State of the Union speech Feb. 2, citing national policies as a means of insurance savings for small business owners.

California's plan aims to terminate licensing boards

Mar 1, 2005

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.— In an effort to streamline state government, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is threatening the state's 88 independent regulatory agencies with consolidation — a move that would eliminate the California Veterinary Medical Board (CVMB).

Political tension simmers within AVMA

Mar 1, 2005

SCHAUMBURG, ILL. — As friction among American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) ruling parties mounts, an apparent power struggle emerges on issues ranging from welfare and constitution reform to leadership and tsunami relief.

Expect to encounter emerging disease, report says

Mar 1, 2005

Washington — By the time this year's graduates reach retirement age, they likely will have witnessed a disease epidemic.

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