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AVMA PAC collects $400,000 for campaigns

Pledge drive for 2008 targets 10-percent participation among association members
Oct 1, 2004

WASHINGTON—Roughly 4.5 percent of American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) members donated a total $400,000 to the group's Political Action Committee (PAC), which contributes to campaigns of federal congressional and senatorial candidates.

AVMA commits $750,000 for interim exam site

Oct 1, 2004

LAS VEGAS—American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) officials have committed $750,000 to lease a temporary site for candidates taking the final step of the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) process, which assesses the knowledge and aptitude of foreign graduates pursuing licensure in the United States.

Stereotypes apparent in practice

Old attitudes die hard, female veterinarians say
Oct 1, 2004

For clients who feel they haven't seen a real doctor until a man walks into the room, Dr. Linda Randall has a message: Go elsewhere.

Political convention sheds light on VMATs

Oct 1, 2004

NEW YORK—More than 20 Veterinary Emergency Response Team (VMAT) members convened at Madison Square Garden last month, acting as medical detail for security working the Republican National Convention.

Sexism secures DVMs drive to own

Oct 1, 2004

Dr. Nancy Katz says she's never been to a job interview where the practice owner didn't ask, usually in a roundabout way, whether or not she planned to have kids.

AVMA turns back on forced molting

Sep 1, 2004

PHILADELPHIA—American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) delegates have positioned the group against the forced molting of layer hens, adopting the crux of a resolution that's been nixed by the policy makers for six consecutive years.

Viral outbreak sweeps Michigan; state confirms FPV

Michigan State University laboratory tests reveal virus caused mass death, state officials say
Sep 1, 2004

SAGINAW COUNTY, MICH.—Michigan veterinarians and shelter officials are reporting hundreds of cats infected with feline panleukopenia virus (FPV).

Incoming dean aims to elevate ISU status

Thomson steps down from Mississippi State's veterinary school to return to his Iowa roots; cites commitment to change
Sep 1, 2004

AMES, IOWA—A former Iowa State University (ISU) faculty member and graduate has been named dean of the veterinary college and says he intends to get the program's accreditation back on track.

Minor species stand to gain from law

Sep 1, 2004

WASHINGTON—A push to make more drugs legally available to DVMs to treat minor animal species and uncommon diseases in major species ended last month when President Bush signed the Minor Use and Minor Species Animal Health Act of 2004, commonly known as MUMS.

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