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Veterinarians review 'The Incredible Dr. Pol'

Jan 1, 2012

"The Incredible Dr. Pol" is earning praise from viewers, but veterinarians are offering mixed reviews.

President Obama, FDA employ new strategies against drug shortages

Jan 1, 2012

National Report — Atropine sulfate has just been added to the list of medically necessary veterinary drugs in short supply, reports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

CAPC to direct efforts to consumer education

Jan 1, 2012

Bel Air, Md. — The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) believes revamping its parasite prevalence maps with real-time, localized information can help practitioners drive pet owners back into their clinics and reclaim their position as the experts on animal health.

California DVM wants clinical trial on medical use of marijuana in pets

Jan 1, 2012

Chatsworth, Calif. — A California relief veterinarian is polling pet owners about the use of medical marijuana in animals with the goal of using the survey's results to leverage a clinical study about the drug's efficacy in relieving pet pain.

ASPCA, NYC advocacy groups call for reforms to city's carriage horse industry

Jan 1, 2012

New York City — A veterinarian suspended by The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) after clarifying her own comments about the death of a carriage horse still has not been in contact with her employer.

Emotional damages debate heads to high court

TVMA to support appeal of lower court ruling to Texs Supreme Court
Jan 1, 2012

The Texas Supreme Court will be asked to decide if non-economic damages should be awarded in a mistaken euthanasia case.

Veterinarian looks out for pets during Occupy Wall Street protest

Jan 1, 2012

New York City — Curiosity brought Dr. Konstantine Barsky to the Occupy Wall Street Camp at Zuccotti Park in late September. But it was concern for the camp's animl inhabitants that brought the veterinarian back for the next five weeks.

FDA scraps 12-year-old petition to pull antibiotic approvals for food animals

Jan 1, 2012

Rockville, Md. — Twelve years after filing a petition calling for the phase-out of non-medical uses of antibiotics in food animals, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently denied these petitions by saying withdrawing approvals for certain antimicrobail uses in food animals would consume too much of the agency's time and resources.

Veterinarian pleads guilty to murder; will serve consecutive life sentences

Dec 9, 2011

Allentown, Pa. -- Veterinarian David Rapoport, 31, pleaded guilty Dec. 8 to murdering his pregnant mistress and their unborn child, a move that will spare him the death penalty.


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