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Five Calif. cities try to scratch out declawing procedures

Lawmakers scramble to get laws on books before new state law takes effect
Dec 1, 2009

Sacramento, Calif. — Five California municipalities are working to ban cat declawing before a new state law takes effect that will prevent them from doing so, and one has already been successful.

Investigating the H1N1 threat

Infection risk to cats, other species unknown
Dec 1, 2009

Ames, Iowa — While the first known cat tested positive for the H1N1influenza virus, veterinary immunologists say more research is needed to understand the risks of cat-to-cat transmission.

The many faces of animal welfare

Symposium speaker predicts animal welfare will be veterinary medicine's biggest challenge over the next century
Dec 1, 2009

East Lansing, Mich. — "Tides go two ways and can be dangerous," says Dr. David Morton, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS, professor emeritus in biomedical science and biomedical ethics at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

Tuskegee loses Dean Emeritus

Dec 1, 2009

Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine mourns the October death of the college's third dean.

UC-Davis cuts worsen

Dec 1, 2009

State leaders are considering privatizing health sciences to ease economic crisis.

Houston veterinarians protest forced disclosure of pet/client information

Dec 1, 2009

City ordinance mandates veterinarians cough up licensing information.

A dream delayed: A series of immigration mistakes turns one veterinarian's dream into a deportation nightmare

A series of immigration mistakes turns one veterinarian's dream into a deportation nightmare
Dec 1, 2009

Tampa, Fla. — A year ago, Dr. Salvador Galindo sat in an immigration holding facility in Miami, waiting to find out if he would be forced to leave the United States — the place he built his career and called home for more than a decade.

Trash talking

Dec 1, 2009

Vet slapped with $20,000 bill as authorities crack down on waste disposal.

Utah cat tests positive for H1N1 flu

Nov 16, 2009

It's believed to be the second confirmed case in a cat, and its owners had the virus.

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