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OSU envisions more staff and a new hospital

Veterinary school's five-year plan depends heaving on philanthropy
Feb 1, 2009

Columbus, Ohio — One of the nation's largest veterinary colleges is without a permanent dean and squeezed for state funding.

Colorado bill would require feline IDs

Feb 1, 2009

Denver — Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill that would require cat owners in the state' largest cities to microchip or tag.

Pet health insurance boosts client spending, DVM visits, survey says

Feb 1, 2009

Chicago — Clients with pet health insurance spend and visit the veterinary more, according to a survey conducted by Brakke Veterinary Practice Management Group for the National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues.

3 DVMs aid horse after accident at start of inauguration parade

Work with others to free animal's leg
Feb 1, 2009

Washington — It took three veterinarians and a dozen other workers two hours to free a 10-year-old horse at the start of the inauguration parade Jan. 20.

Obama administration's influx of people and power unlikely to affect practitioners in high-turnover D.C.

Veterinarians say they are used to a transient client base and expect that to continue
Feb 1, 2009

Washington — The nation's capital is a notoriously transient city, but many veterinarians in the area don't expect the influx of new bureaucrats to have much effect on their practices.

D.C. practices predict little change with new president

Jan 20, 2009

The capital is a notoriously transient city, but practices don't expect the presidential switch to have much affect on their business.

Waging a tax revolt

Vote looms on veterinary services levy; similar plan possible in Wisconsin
Jan 1, 2009

National Report — California legislators may decide by mid-January the fate of a proposed 10 percent veterinary service tax that has outraged veterinarians and pet owners.

Illinois VMA to admit veterinary technicians

Jan 1, 2009

Springfield, Ill. — Veterinary technicians can become members of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, based on an amendment to the ISVMA constitution.

UC-Davis veterinarian mourned

Dr. Richard Walker helped found state animal-health and food-safety lab
Jan 1, 2009

Davis, Calif. — The University of California-Davis mourns the loss of one of the founding members of the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory.


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