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AVMA federal agenda backs MUMs bureau

Jan 1, 2005

WASHINGTON— as the american veterinary medical association's (AVMA) governmental relations division (GRD) sets up its agenda for the 109th congress, a clear push for an office of minor use and minor species within the food and drug administration (FDA) tops the group's game plan

AVMA nails down strategy, passes welfare initiatives

Jan 1, 2005

SCHAUMBURG, ILL.—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) ranks animal welfare as a top strategic interest for the next three years.

Governor tapped to lead USDA

Jan 1, 2005

WASHINGTON—As Mike Johanns prepares for Senate confirmation hearings following his Dec. 2 nomination as agriculture secretary, news about the two-term Nebraska governor's lifelong ties to animal agriculture emerges.

OVMA readies to weigh in on dangerous dog law

Jan 1, 2005

The law fails to provide dog owners a meaningful opportunity to be heard on the issue.

Johnston sets standard of women in acadamia

The nation's first female dean recounts her rise to the top in veterinary medicine
Dec 1, 2004

Ask Dr. Shirley Johnston to describe her life's successes, and her roles as a wife and mother immediately come to mind.

FDA committee Oks food animal antimicrobial

Dec 1, 2004

WASHINGTON— As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) works to curb antimicrobial resistance in humans by limiting antibiotics for food-producing animals, a new drug designed to fight bovine and swine respiratory disease appears to have gained a preliminary green light.

CVMA animal welfare principles 'far from radical'

Dec 1, 2004

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.—The California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) endorses eight animal welfare guidelines designed to direct the group's position on controversial matters, such as cat declaws, tail docking and the production of foie gras.

Government task force findings concern NJVMA

Dec 1, 2004

TRENTON, N.J.—A draft of the state's Animal Welfare Task Force report obtained by DVM Newsmagazine prior to publication has New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association (NJVMA) officials reeling.

California to debate future RVT role

Dec 1, 2004

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.—Registered veterinary technicians (RVTs) in California want state veterinary medical board officials to expand their licenses to include minor surgeries, such as cat and dog neuters, in the name of career advancement.

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