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Articles by James M. Lewis

James M. Lewis

Managing Editor

James M. (Mike) Lewis joined DVM Newsmagazine as its managing editor in January 2007, after 25 years at the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Ohio's largest newspaper, where he was a news and features copy editor, page designer and travel writer. He was previously a copy editor for the Toledo (Ohio) Blade and the Houston Chronicle, and was managing editor and reporter for three smaller daily newspapers in Ohio and Indiana.

Mike edits the copy written by DVM Newsmagazine staff members and contributing authors, manages production flow and serves as an at-large reporter, covering a variety of veterinary news subjects and features.

He lives in a suburb of Cleveland with his wife, Margo, a sales representative. He has a son, Zachary, a reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer; and daughter, Amanda, a licensed acupuncturist in Ithaca, N.Y.

Articles
Medical records at the track
November 1, 2009

Should racehorse owners, trainers and veterinarians have to produce horses' medical records on demand?

Wild-horse preserves could spur adoptions
October 9, 2009

A proposal to create new wild-horse preserves may raise public awareness and perhaps stir more interest in adoptions.

Reported EEE cases up, WNV sharply down so far in 2009
October 1, 2009

Reported cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) during the first eight months of 2009 already have surpassed last year's total in the United States, while West Nile virus (WNV) cases are sharply down from 2008, according to the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The report was last updated Sept. 9.

Racetrack horse deaths down only slightly despite safety reforms
October 1, 2009

No one is exactly sure why, but the number of horse deaths at the nation's racetracks declined very little in 2008, despite ongoing industrywide efforts to raise health and safety standards.

$163 million could be raised for unwanted horses, survey says
September 1, 2009

If horse owners and groups allied to them were to contribute money, as many who took part in a recent online survey indicated they were willing to do, they could make a substantial impact toward solving the nation's problem of unwanted and neglected horses.

DHS firm on Kansas site for bio-defense research lab
September 1, 2009

Despite a GAO report critical of its choice, the Department of Homeland Security remains committed to the Manhattan, Kan., site it chose for a new national bio-defense research laboratory and says it won't re-open the selection process.

Incentives to enter large-animal practice on rise
September 1, 2009

There are many new incentives to encourage veterinary students to consider careers in large-animal medicine or to work in underserved rural areas.

Consistent practice standards vital
August 30, 2009

Veterinary practices that maintain a consistent standard of care stand the best chance of surviving in today's economic climate.

Pain management helps preserve client base, expert tells CVC attendees
August 30, 2009

From a pain practitioner's standpoint, it's much better for a practice to provide more service to existing clients than try to compete for new ones when patients die before their time.

That was one of two key take-home points Robert M. Stein, DVM, Dipl. AAPM, pain specialist and president of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM), offered CVC Kansas City attendees Sunday morning during his presentation, "A day in the life of a pain practitioner," part of the IVAPM Symposium at CVC Kansas City. Stein practices in suburban Buffalo, N.Y.

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