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Hazardous therapy

Veterinary workplace exposure to chemotherapeutic agents creates health risks, could have regulatory implications
Nov 1, 2008

NATIONAL REPORT — Brett Cordes, DVM, turned 35 when he felt the lump in his neck.

Pew industrial farm report

Aug 1, 2008

Washington — A report exploring big agriculture's impact on the environment, animal welfare and human health is encountering strong criticism from a faction of leaders in veterinary medicine.

New England veterinary market worth $3.3 billion

Regional work force shortage predicted by 2014, including need for 650 veterinarians, report shows
Jun 1, 2008

North Grafton, Mass. — For every 100 veterinary medical jobs in New England, an additional 59 jobs are created in related industries.

AVMA remains sole financier of One Health collaborations

Executive board provides $12,000 cash infusion for a report designed to implement the concept
Jun 1, 2008

Schaumburg, Ill. — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) remains the sole financier of its One Health initiative, allocating another $12,000 for it during the group's April Executive Board meeting.

Target practice

Massachusetts regulators levy stiff fines against DVMs in medical waste crackdown
Jun 1, 2008

Dr. Hazel Holman was one of 34 veterinary practices targeted by Massachusetts environmental regulators in a medical-waste compliance crackdown.

Deadly bacterium strikes shelter dogs

S. zooepidemicus emerges as a causative agent of canine infectious respiratory disease
Jun 1, 2008

Davis, Calif. — A bacterium common among horses kills infected shelter dogs at an alarming rate, researchers say, prompting an alert to clinical practitioners who encounter densely housed animals.

Shot, left for dead

Veterinarian allegedly confesses to starting fire, shooting himself
Jun 1, 2008

Editor's Note: On May 28, Alabama veterinarian Jerrry Handley was charged with second-degree arson, seven felony counts of animal curelty and a misdemenaor charge of filing a false report. Handley allegedly confessed to police shortly after this story went to press.

AVMA Oks $1 million for strategic plan

Executive board opens checkbook to underwrite future directives
Jun 1, 2008

Schaumburg, Ill. — American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) leaders want to tap the group's invested reserves to support up to $1 million in future programs that guide and promote the profession.

Vermont's high court to consider emotional distress issue

Veterinary leaders guard against tort change, fear surge in liability cases
May 1, 2008

Montpelier, vt. — Organized veterinary medicine is going head-to-head with activists in an attempt to convince the Vermont Supreme Court that pet owners have no right to sue for loss of companionship and emotional distress in alleged malpractice cases.


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