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NAVMEC board prepares to draw 'roadmap' for change

Sep 1, 2010

Consortium suggestions will be compiled in report for board of the North American Veterinary Medical Education Consortium

Life after an embezzlement

After four years of theft by his practice manager, Dr. Davyd Pelsue is puttin ghis trust in sound business practices
Aug 1, 2010

Reno, Nev. — Dr. Davyd Pelsue, 39, learned the hard way that small businesses with a "family" atmosphere are, unfortunately, th emost susceptible to employee theft.

In the flood zone

Nashville practice owner fights to rebuild following catastrophic flood
Aug 1, 2010

Belle Meade, Tenn. — The Sunday morning deluge continued unrelenting as two clinic staffers arrived at the Animal Hospital of West Nashville to check on boarded patients.

Antimicrobial debate continues at AVMA meeting

Resolutions outline veterinarians role in policy making
Aug 1, 2010

Schaumburg, Ill. — Two new resolutions submitted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Executive Board to the House of Delegates would define the role of veterinarians in the antimicrobial debate.

EU standards could signal new challenges for veterinary records, horse transport and slaughter

Aug 1, 2010

National Report — Since it's 2008 ban, America has exported the job of equine slaughter to its neighbors to the north and south — Canada and Mexico, both of which have cited increases in slaughter rates over the last three years.

AVMA Council on Education may get new voting member

Aug 1, 2010

Schaumburg, Ill. — The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) might get voting rights on accreditation decisions if a bylaws amendment is approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) House of Delegates (HOD) at its annual meeting in July.

Gender, age bigger factor in race fatalities than track surface

More information is revealed from new Equine Injury Database
Aug 1, 2010

Lexington, Ky. — Track surfaces have much less connection to racehorse injuries than other factors, like gender and age, according to new data revealed by The Jockey Club.

FDA seeks limited antibiotic phase out

Associations release position statements on antimicrobial uses
Aug 1, 2010

Rockville, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) proposal to phase out antibiotic use in food animals unless there is medical necessity drew comments from interested veterinary groups.

AVMA 2010: Two new task forces will review veterinary model practice act, hazardous materials handling

Jul 29, 2010

Schaumburg, Ill. -- Two new task forces were created by the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) Executive Board at its June meeting.

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