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Texas Supreme Court could mull non-economic damages in cases of negligence

Shelter worker appeals lower courts' ruling that some fear would open door to allowing emotional damages
Mar 1, 2012

Fort Worth, Texas — The Texas Supreme Court may listen to arguments in a high-profile legal case that would allow emotional damages after a mistaken euthanasia of a lost pet by a shelter worker.

Poised for growth?

Insiders caution that economics not there to support predicted growth
Mar 1, 2012

Federal economists predict there will be 10,400 more veterinarians by 2020.

New Jersey begins pilot program for mandatory sterilization

Mar 1, 2012

Trenton, N.J. — A bill enacted in New Jersey Dec. 5 establishes a new sterilization pilot program for adopted dogs and cats.

Nebraska attempts to address animal rights groups

Mar 1, 2012

Omaha, Neb. — Nebraska lawmakers introduced a new bill that would make it a felony to seek employment at an animal facility with the intention of disrupting operations.

Surgical team at NCSU performs unique feline knee replacement

Mar 1, 2012

Raleigh, N.C. — A veterinary team at North Carolina State University recently performed a unique total knee replacement surgery on a cat.

University of Wisconsin-Madison names committee to find new veterinary school dean

Mar 1, 2012

Madison, Wis. — A search committee has been appointed to help the University of Wisconsin-Madison administration select the next veterinary school dean.

Crisis control

How will leaders in veterinary education navigate the roadmap for the future?
Mar 1, 2012

National Report — More than half of the deans at the nation's 28 veterinary colleges say cuts to state funding have negatively affected their ability to maintain academic programs and course offerings, according to new survey data collected by the Association of American Veterinary Colleges (AAVMC).

Florida wants veterinarians to wear name badges

Mar 1, 2012

Tallahassee, Fla. — Florida lawmakers are considering a new bill that would require all healthcare professionals—including veterinarians—to wear name badges clearly displaying their credentials when rendering services.

Colorado redefines veterinary practice

Mar 1, 2012

Denver, Colo. — The Colorado veterinary board amended a number of regulations from a definition on veterinary dentistry to rules on waiving a valid veterinarian-patient relationship in times of emergency.


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