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Border crossing

New GAO report says large gaps exist in disease surveillance of animal imports
Jan 1, 2011

Washington — Federal agencies charged with monitoring animal imports are spread too thin and don't have enough of a clear, overall vision to effectively keep animal diseases from entering the United States, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

HOD considers annual dues increase, online voting records

Jan 1, 2011

Chicago — Another annual dues increase and a move to make voting records accessible online are among the items up for consideration by the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) House of Delegates at its winter session Jan. 8 in Chicago.

FDA revisits pet-food recall

Agency details how it uncovered and investigated melamine contamination
Jan 1, 2011

Rockville, Md. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently offered a retrospective on how it responded to the pet-food recall in 2007.

AAHA sounds off on feral cat study

New report advocates controversial methods to control population
Jan 1, 2011

Lincoln, Neb. — A new report advocating shooting as a suitable means of population control for feral cats is drawing the ire of several groups, including the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

UM to open cancer care satellite

St. Louis-area clinic will offer more access to veterinary hospital oncology services
Dec 1, 2010

Wentzville, Mo. — A new cancer care center, operated by the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, will open this spring and offer pet owners more options for specialty care.

USDA audit blasts horse show inspections

APHIS told that current system of veterinary inspections is ineffective, recommends turning it over to DVMs
Nov 29, 2010

APHIS told that current system is ineffective, recommends turning it over to DVMs

'Roadmap' unveiled for veterinary profession's future

Nov 18, 2010

Washington -- A plan to develop a sustainable, economically viable model for veterinary education is the key element in a report recently issued by the North American Veterinary Medical Education Consortium (NAVMEC) after more than a year of national meetings with key stakeholders from throughout the profession.

Rally against Prop B

Nov 16, 2010

Calls to repeal the bill came just days after the ballot issue.

Short-nosed dog breeds more likely to die in flight

Sep 1, 2010

While the number of animals that die on commercial flights is relatively small, according to DOT, the report suggests that some dogs suffer in the air more than others

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