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Articles by Jennifer Fiala

Physical therapists covet direct access to animals

May 1, 2004

Jefferson City, Mo.-Legislative proposals in Missouri are calling to rescind state law forcing physical therapists working on animals to practice under a veterinarian's supervision.

Profession's mindset shifts on welfare

May 1, 2004

Cleveland-A line has been drawn. Veterinarians in favor of increasing welfare standards, raising pet worth and dismantling sow gestation stalls hold steadfast on one side.

Florida ruling challenges pet status precedent

May 1, 2004

Tallahassee, Fla.-A recent appellate court ruling rejects a 1978 precedent-setting decision that allowed non-economic damages for the loss of pets.

Dissension abounds concerning pet worth

May 1, 2004

Cleveland- Legislation and lawsuits surfacing in the United States reveal a dithering balance between the profession's defense of veterinary medicine and the public's desire to increase pet value via legal status, classification and economic worth.

AVMA grants $100,000 to food animal taskforce

May 1, 2004

Schaumburg, Ill.-The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Executive Board approved, at presstime, granting funds for a Food Animal Summit Taskforce research project designed to maintain the availability of veterinarians for careers in agriculture-related fields.

FBI sheds light on activist terrorism

New Orleans division offers $20,000 reward for information leading to arrest of LSU research laboratory vandals
May 1, 2004

Washington- In an age when activist often means more than mere protester, FBI experts warn veterinarians and those in the animal industry that extremists are elusive, dangerous and hard to predict.

OVMA opts to repeal ban on non-DVM ownership

Apr 1, 2004

Columbus, Ohio-Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) leaders plan to rescind a statewide prohibition on non-DVM ownership of veterinary hospitals and clinics in a move that surprised stakeholders on both sides of the issue.

AAFP unveils feral cat guidelines

Apr 1, 2004

Albuquerque, N.M.-The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) published its strategy to dealing with the nation's 73 million feral or abandoned free-roaming cats, advocating trap-neuter-release (TNR) programs and, in some cases, euthanasia.

Common sense tips to avoid malpractice

Apr 1, 2004

Increasingly vulnerable to lawsuits and state board complaints, veterinarians remain on the lookout for liability concerns in their practices, and graduates should beware of the pitfalls of not working in a legally sound environment.

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