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Articles by Mark Cushing, JD, Animal Policy Group

Mark Cushing, JD, Animal Policy Group

Veterinary Policy Notes blogger

Mark Cushing, JD, is founding partner of the Animal Policy Group, providing government relations and strategic services for various animal health, veterinary and educational interests. He maintains offices in Portland, Ore., and Washington, D.C., and is a frequent speaker at veterinary conferences.

Blog: Are storm clouds rising in shelter-veterinarian relationships?
April 9, 2014

More shelters offer full veterinary services, compete with private practices.

Blog: U.S. demographics should put a smile on the face of every veterinarian
March 31, 2014

Rising population of pet owners poised to inject $5 billion yearly into veterinary market.

Blog: So where do things stand with dog populations in the U.S.?
March 26, 2014

Crackdowns on breeding, success with shelter neutering--while good things--could leave future veterinary clients without a source for pet dogs.

Blog: Egg production, pet owner 'fairness' and state freedoms
March 12, 2014

Two bills affecting veterinarians may have tanked because of their redundancy.

Blog: An important opportunity to improve pet food safety
February 25, 2014

Veterinarians, pet owners need rigorous testing to be mandatory.

Blog: Consumer research demonstrates need for pet food label reform
February 17, 2014

Most veterinary clients have no idea what labeling means for their pets' health.

Blog: Policy future looks bright with new generation of veterinary students
February 11, 2014

Boots on the ground makes a big difference in Congress.

Blog: Alabama's at it again with bills regulating veterinary shelters
January 28, 2014

Massachusetts looking to establish veterinary technician board.

Blog: Congress starts fast out of the gate in 2014
January 15, 2014

Success of Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act in Senate could build momentum for more positive results.


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