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Clear and present danger?

Ohio Supreme Court refuses to tether municipality's right to ban pit bulls
Sep 1, 2007

The breed most associated with serious dog bites changes with its popularity.

Off the beaten path

Career bureaucrat Dr. Ron DeHaven takes humble approach to leading the nation's largest veterinary association
Sep 1, 2007

Schaumburg, Ill. — He was the media's go-to guy during the mad-cow outbreak of 2003, starred in half a dozen Senate committee hearings and enjoyed regular contact with senior White House executives.

Senate passes workforce expansion act

Veterinarians credited for moving AAVMC's 'highest priority'
Sep 1, 2007

Washington — Senate lawmakers cleared the way for a modified version of the Veterinary Public Health Workforce Expansion Act, passing it as an amendment to the Higher Education Authorization Bill.

Law breaks down non-competes

Oregon mandate forces owners to pay off former employees when enforcing non-competition covenants
Sep 1, 2007

Portland, Ore. — Oregon law now limits noncompete covenants to two years, requires immediate notification upon hire and forces owners to pay employees thousands of dollars to enforce such agreements.

Surprise resolution sparks foie gras debate

Aug 1, 2007

Washington — A last-minute resolution seeking the American Veterinary Medical Association's support of foie gras production roused the House of Delegates (HOD) last month as the controversial agriculture practice took center stage.

More students abstain from declaring race

Minority numbers inch upward, AAVMC enrollment data show
Aug 1, 2007

Washington — More minorities are studying veterinary medicine, but the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges' (AAVMC) latest enrollment data show the increase at just 0.4 percent.

$28.7 million budget earmarks historic resources for AVMA

Aug 1, 2007

Washington — American Veterinary Medical Association officials approved a $28,681,810 budget for fiscal 2008, creating the largest spending plan in the group's history.

AVMF plans to raise more than $1 million

Two-star ranking on Charity Navigator remains
Aug 1, 2007

Schaumburg, Ill. — The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) expects to raise more than $1 million this year and promises to work toward changing its poor reputation as an aid organization.

Controversy kills

Aug 1, 2007

A California bill requiring the sterilization of dogs and cats stirred up a hornet?s next of opposition, leaving its chief sponsor to come up with a less-divisive measure next year. Some 20,000 people protested to lawmakers, and the embattled California Veterinary Medical Association, an early co-sponsor, backed away after fielding thousands of complaints.

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