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AAHA miffed by AVMA refusal to donate $75,000

May 1, 2003

Schaumburg, Ill.-A task force formed in 1996 to address vaccine-associated soft tissue sarcomas is nearing an end as leaders debate the group's relevancy. At the same time, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is declining requests for $75,000 in financial support.

Colleges hack programs as state aid wanes

May 1, 2003

Gainesville, Fla.-As state governments face a third fiscal year overshadowed by the nation's economic slump, lawmakers are predicted to hand down budget cuts likely to impair veterinary college programs and their personnel.

Practitioners run cancer cases with online system

May 1, 2003

Cancer management program allows DVMs to diagnose, treat and track oncology cases via Internet-based consultations with specialists

Fundraising dominates work of college deans

May 1, 2003

Philanthropy, charitable endeavors monopolize top efforts as state support for higher education dives

Stand-alone equivalency program evolves

Apr 1, 2003

AVMA, AAVSB ask medical profession for credentialing tips in attempt to create autonomous standards for foreign graduates; some veterinary leaders resist

Profession grapples with evolving pet status

Apr 1, 2003

Tampa, Fla.- As veterinary officials stymie a Colorado bill granting pet owners up to $100,000 for loss of companionship claims, nationwide debate concerning the legal status of pets brews. One by one, America's courts are considering emotional distress and wrongful death lawsuits as pet owners and trial lawyers attempt to raise the value of pets to more than property - a move promising to alter how the country practices and pays for veterinary care.

California lawmakers mull statewide declaw ban

Apr 1, 2003

Grassroots effort to outlaw cat declaws takes hold at state level; CVMA speaks out against legislation, its affect on ownership

Miffed employees retort with owner-aimed action

'Retaliation is a reality; veterinarians must be informed'
Apr 1, 2003

Las Vegas, Nev.-Plan on firing, demoting or holding out on staff raises? Then take time to protect your practice against employee legal claims, says Jay O'Brien, executive vice president of ABD Insurance, offering employment practice liability coverage for California DVMs.

CVMA backs legislation pressing pharmacy board

Apr 1, 2003

Sacramento, Calif.-As the California State Board of Pharmacy argues a legal loophole freeing the agency from controlling the dispensing of veterinary drugs, state veterinary leaders say pending legislation should tie the knot.

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