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Regulators ordered to pay veterinarian's legal fees

DVM reprimanded for angry retort tells his story; Pa. board moves to regulate 'unprofessional' conduct
Mar 1, 2008

Seneca, Pa. — It's taken six years for Dr. James Nelson to win what he considers vindication against the regulatory board he claims marred his reputation.

Animal -abuse scandal triggers largest meat recall in history

AABP, AVMA address undercover video of slaughterhouse; USDA investigation remains under way
Mar 1, 2008

Chino, Calif. — A California meat company recalled 143 million pounds of beef last month in response to animal-abuse allegations that center on purported efforts to sneak sick and injured cattle into the U.S. food system.

Economic emergency

Crisis looms as debt-to-salary statistics paint bleak outlok for veterinary medicine's future, expert says
Mar 1, 2008

Tbensalem, pa. — Dr. John Rossi questions his decision to become a veterinarian.

Web Exclusive: Debt burden skyrockets for generation of DVMs

Feb 27, 2008

Veterinary medical students accustomed to living on borrowed money now will forfeit a large percentage of future earnings to pay down their educational loan obligations. Consultant James F. Wilson, DVM, JD explores the long-term implications.

AVMA implements strategic plan

Feb 1, 2008

Leaders narrow association's direction to five key areas

Board: Treat trauma cases, regardless

Pennsylvania regulators seek to make veterinarians responsible to act in emergency situations
Feb 1, 2008

Harrisburg, Pa. — Emergency practitioners plan to weigh in on a draft mandate by Pennsylvania regulators that orders licensees to treat or euthanize animals in trauma situations regardless of any financial considerations.

Debt outpaces salaries

More than half of 2006-2007 grads saddled with $100,000 or more
Feb 1, 2008

Schaumburg, Ill. — Educational indebtedness for 2007 veterinary medical graduates increased nearly 100 percent since 1997, while starting salaries rose 46.5 percent during the same 10-year period.

Ownership up, visits down

Companion-animal visits decline despite an estimated $24.5 billion in U.S. veterinary expenditures, AVMA statistics show
Feb 1, 2008

Schaumburg, Ill. — New graduates entering practice might see fewer patients than their predecessors if recent American Veterinary Medical Association research holds true.

5 bad scams

Victims' stories shed light on tactics con artists use to defraud the public, veterinarians
Feb 1, 2008

Los Gatos, Calif. — Plain-clothes police entered Dr. Ian Stone's practice the morning of his office's Christmas party, quietly identified a receptionist and arrested her in front of the entire staff.

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