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.
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.
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.
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.
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.