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AAHA moves to streamline medical protocols

May 1, 2005

Denver — In a major push to streamline medical protocols, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is releasing a series of guidelines for veterinarians.

UNL inks deal with Iowa State, ends 20 years with KSU

Budget shortfalls contribute to the move, veterinary officials contend
May 1, 2005

Ames, Iowa — A non-traditional agreement between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and Iowa State University (ISU) has students split between schools, and signals the end of a 20-year partnership between UNL and Kansas State University (KSU).

Texas bill grants written prescription rights

May 1, 2005

Austin, Texas — Texas House Bill 522, if passed, would require veterinarians to write prescriptions for client's pets on demand — an issue that creates numerous concerns for the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) as well as practitioners.

Wildlife legalities can conflict with DVM ethics

Treating certain animals can produce fines, jail time and loss of license
Apr 1, 2005

Cleveland — Treating wildlife poses its own set of legal risks, even if it conflicts with veterinary ethics, DVMs warn.

Tennessee lacks prospects to fill large animal roles

Apr 1, 2005

NASHVILLE, TENN. — Veterinarians clamoring about the lack of incoming DVMs with interest to practice in rural veterinary hospitals have pushed for legislation to remedy the problem.

AAFP pens behavior guides for DVMs, staff, clients

Apr 1, 2005

ITHACA, N.Y. — Behavior ranks as veterinary medicine's most inconspicuous specialty, often overlooked at academic and professional levels. No affliction treated is devoid of a behavior mechanism.

Oregon board vies for authority to assess mental, physical competency

Apr 1, 2005

Salem, Ore. — Oregon's Veterinary Medical Examining Board (OVMEB) came closer to gaining the power to question a suspect veterinarian's mental and physical health with passage of Senate Bill 318.

DVMs recount tsunami aftermath

Practitioners travel to Asian coast to offer relief to disaster survivors.
Mar 1, 2005

SOUTHEAST ASIA — Veterinarians who traveled to Asia to help with disaster relief from December's tsunami now are combating a new problem as the Sri Lankan military threatens to eradicate thousands of dogs if rabies emerges.

Early spay/neuter procedure: Benefits must outweigh risks, DVMs say

Shelter DVMs lead the way on early gonadectomy procedure.
Mar 1, 2005

COLUMBUS, OHIO — Although pediatric sterilization is not performed in most general practices, many veterinarians say shelter environments are the most plausible venue for the procedure.

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