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Fairness to Pet Owners Act brewing in Senate
AVMA, Rep. Schrader continue to oppose legislation mandating veterinary prescription writing.
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Trupanion becomes publicly traded company
The company began selling shares though an initial public offering July 18.
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Veterinary Mobility Act ready for President Obama's signature
Reps. Schrader and Yoho lead bill to unanimous passage in U.S. House removing the DEA target from mobile veterinarians' backs.
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dvm360 iPad publication: Issue 37 is now available
Featuring a salary self-quiz, an IDA case-study, a medical update on resource-guarding and food aggression, 10 ways to be a successful entrepreneur, and a debt-repayment plan; plus videos, photos, quizzes and more.
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Ala. state board finds veterinarian guilty after controversial hearing
Charges in regard to Weber's supervision of Eastwood Animal Clinic became the center of the board's years-long public battle against nonprofit spay/neuter clinics.
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Learning goodbye: Veterinarians fill a void by focusing on end of life care
By: Jessica Vogelsang, DVM
Veterinarians dedicating their careers to hospice and euthansia medicine may be pioneering the profession's next specialty—at clients' request.
Million-dollar lawsuit filed against Texas veterinarian
By: Katie James
Couple accuse Millard Lucien Tierce, who allegedly kept sick dogs for experiments, of gross negligence.
Second lawsuit filed against Fort Worth veterinarian
By: Katie James
Chihuahua owner accuses Millard Lucien Tierce, DVM, of gross negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Nestlé Purina settles jerky lawsuit for $6.5 million
By: Julie Scheidegger
Deal requires compensation for pet owners, changes in manufacturing and testing of Waggin? Train treats.
Veterinarians' case studies aid FDA jerky investigation
Two retailers ban treats made in China; search for cause continues; death toll rises.
Reinfection of herds thought to be immune increases efforts to quell PEDv
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack pledges $26.2 million to aid veterinary effort to combat deadly porcine disease.
When struggle meets veterinary success
By: Rachael Zimlich
Florida veterinarian's determination pays off after sacrificing for a better life for her son and a career in veterinary medicine.
CSU names Melinda Frye associate dean of vet school
Frye first woman to attain position at Colorado State University; veterinary student body currently 80 percent female.
Pets and Vets: Animal health news state by state
A look at the world of animal health from Alabama to Oregon
Va.-Md. veterinary school reports increase in diversity
College actively recruiting minorities, men to join veterinary student body.
FDA approves chewable flea-tick preventive from Merck
Bravecto approved to kill ectoparasites for 12 weeks in single dose.
Merial beginning to fill back orders for veterinarians waiting on Purevax
Distribution of the feline rabies vaccines stopped in April after irregularities found in product.
Dechra partners with new manufacturer for ophthalmic ointments
Consistent supply of two products will begin with more to follow.
Shortage of Apoquel, new veterinary pruritus drug, to continue until 2015
Zoetis: Existing patients can continue treatment but no new orders are being accepted.
Veterinary surgeons group introduces ACVS Surgery Summit
New name for annual event represents evolution, increased benefits to veterinarians, organizers say.
VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital partners with UCLA Health System to provide veterinary care for pets
Partnership launches two new veterinary programs to help provide care for patients' pets and hospital therapy dogs.
AAVMC partners with Zoetis for veterinary scholarship program
More than $3.6 million awarded since program?s inception five years ago.
Mizzou veterinary student wins Bayer Excellence in Communication Award
Bayer awards $70,000 to veterinary students at 27 schools.
Featured Contributors
10 ways to be a successful entrepreneur in veterinary medicine
By: Michael Paul, DVM
No matter what the endeavor, don't be afraid to listen to your gut and take a leap of faith to achieve veterinary business success.
Analyzing veterinary data: It's all about the 'why' axis
By: Mick Dicks, PhD
AVMA committed to developing a robust picture of veterinary profession's economic situation.
Last call: Remembering veterinary clients' needs with delicate procedures
By: Marc Rosenberg, VMD
When a compassionate veterinary house call ends in a distressing euthanasia, who is to blame?
Why veterinarians should be more like a Louisiana shoeshiner
By: Andrew Roark, DVM, MS
If my veterinary clients feel half as good as I did after visiting the 'Michael Jordan of shoeshines,' I'll be thrilled.
Ignorance risks financial future
By: Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
Veterinarians: Don't gamble with your money—take control of it.
Humor
A veterinary tale of zymogens and cow intestines
By: Bo Brock, DVM
Don't worry about digesting your insides—your pancreas has got it all under control.
Spotted at a veterinary symposium: The usual suspects
By: Michael A. Obenski, DVM
These hand-raisers, head-bobbers and other annoying specimens are impossible to miss at veterinary CE conferences.
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Resource-guarding: Are veterinarians lost in interspecies translation?
By: Karen L. Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB, CAAB
This catchall phrase used to describe aggressive behavior in dogs can actually do more harm than good.
Veterinarians should alert clients to the top 5 toxins in companion birds
By: Brynne Stumpe and Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT
These common household items could put your veterinary clients' pets at risk of illness—or even death.
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How veterinarians can maintain peak performance in racehorses
By: Ed Kane, PhD
AAEP guidelines offer clinical direction for veterinarians when treating these premier equine athletes.
Veterinary treatment of glaucoma in your equine patients
By: Ed Kane, PhD
There's no easy fix for this condition, but these tips can help veterinarians diagnose and manage the progression of disease.
Compounded drug may have killed four horses, FDA reports
10 horses in Kentucky and Florida affected by EPM treatment; agency is investigating.
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The rise of infectious disease
By: Julie Scheidegger
Annual veterinary report on the state of pet health calls increases in FIV and Lyme disease 'staggering.'
Texas veterinarian accused of keeping dogs for experiments in 'deplorable' conditions
By: Katie James
Dr. Millard Tierce suspected of animal cruelty after former employee notified clients their pet was not euthanized as agreed upon.
Visits may be down, but veterinary spending is going up
By: Julie Scheidegger
Pet expenditures exceed expectations in 2013; forecasters expect more growth in 2014.
Dermatitis in dogs, cystitis in cats most common veterinary diagnoses two years running
VPI top veterinary conditions list shows common problems are costlier to treat.
No new veterinary program for University of Arizona—yet
State Senate votes against appropriations amendment to fund new state program.
Pet obesity numbers prove sedentary
By: Julie Scheidegger
APOP to create veterinary coalition to combat client misperception in the face of super-obese pets.
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack orders federal response to PEDv
Federal assistance comes after political pressure and continued spread of deadly virus despite massive veterinary response.
Pets and Vets: Alaska university accused of failing to provide sufficient veterinary care to resident musk oxen
USDA alleges violations of the Animal Welfare Act after 12 musk oxen died at a university facility.
New novel pits local clinic against big veterinary chain
In Dog Gone, Back Soon, veterinarian and best-selling author Nick Trout brings second installment of Dr. Cyrus Mills' story to life.
Portia Stewart named Firstline editor, dvm360.com team channel director
Award-winning editor focuses on providing tools, insights for veterinary team members.
Eli Lilly to buy Novartis Animal Health, merge assets with Elanco
$5.4 billion deal to create one of the world's largest veterinary health companies.
Mars buys Iams, Eukanuba, Natura brands in expanding pet care portfolio
Procter & Gamble takes giant step out of pet food business for $2.9 billion cash.
Featured Contributors
Facebook fallout: Comments spark conflict between veterinarians
By: Marc Rosenberg, VMD
After his employees made unsavory remarks about a neighboring veterinarian on his clinic's Facebook page, this practice owner faced accusations of unprofessional conduct.
Prosperity hinges on the veterinary client experience
By: Michael Paul, DVM
With a growing number of veterinary provider options, sustaining relationships is more important than ever for retaining clients.
The veterinary brain, interrupted
By: Michael H. Riegger, DVM, Dipl. ABVP
Interruptions kill productivity, making your brain work harder to cope. Try these 12 steps to increase your focus and enhance patient care at your veterinary clinic.
Worried about veterinary competition? Don't be unreasonable
By: Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
There's plenty of legal mumbo-jumbo out there to assertain what is a reasonable distance or period for veterinarians not to compete.
Humor
When it comes to veterinary 'emergencies,' severity is in the eye of the beholder
By: Michael A. Obenski, DVM
A veterinary client's level of panic isn't necessarily equal with the level of trauma–big or small.
Veterinarians, don't let your horse trainer break her elbow...
By: Bo Brock, DVM
Tuna fish, peanut butter, pregnancy symptoms, a gas-induced elbow fracture—sounds like the makings of one wild commercial.
Medicine360
Artifact or pathology? Interpreting intraoral radiographs correctly
By: Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP
You see a possible lesion on a veterinary patient's dental film—here's how to tell if it's the real thing.
An overview of cutaneous mast cell tumors in dogs
By: Steven Neihaus, DVM, DACVS
This common skin neoplasm may vary widely in its clinical appearance, but maintaining a consistent diagnostic and treatment approach offers the best chance for an optimal outcome.
Equine360
Filling the nutrition gap: A veterinary order for supplemented stored forages
By: Ed Kane, PhD
When horses can't graze on nutrient-rich grass, veterinarians may supplement with fat-soluble vitamins to preserving health and immunity.
Preserving immune function: Fat-soluble vitamins play a key role
By: Ed Kane, PhD
Veterinarians should exercise caution to ensure supplements are provided at proper levels.
New veterinary guidelines: The latest in equine parasite control
By: Ed Kane, PhD
Changes in parasite biology have inspired the AAEP to reevaluate its control protocols. The following summarizes its new guidelines and details practical recommendations veterinarians can implement.

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