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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: Sourcing of dogs revisited; the clock is ticking
July 7, 2014

Take a page from Starbucks when looking to source foreign-bred dogs for the American market.

Blog: Idaho joins battle over shelter veterinary clinics
June 25, 2014

Prepare to see more state VMAs weighing in on the role of low-cost shelter veterinary services.

Blog: The calm before the calm on the high seas of animal policy
June 16, 2014

Congress, states do little to interfere with veterinary medicine.

Blog: Much ado about the legal status of pets
April 25, 2014

Veterinary profession, industry would be heavily affected by changes.

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.


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