Chino, Calif. — A California meat company recalled 143 million pounds of beef last month in response to animal-abuse allegations that center on purported efforts to sneak sick and injured cattle into the U.S. food system.
Twin Cities, Minn. — The Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine (MBVM) wants Dr. Carl Seemann to pay nearly $40,000 in administrative penalties and fees and complete a list of directives in order to regain his license to practice.
Veterinary medical students accustomed to living on borrowed money now will forfeit a large percentage of future earnings to pay down their educational loan obligations. Consultant James F. Wilson, DVM, JD explores the long-term implications.
Los Gatos, Calif. — Plain-clothes police entered Dr. Ian Stone's practice the morning of his office's Christmas party, quietly identified a receptionist and arrested her in front of the entire staff.To the small-animal veterinarian's surprise, the receptionist was accused of stealing clients' credit-card information, which she allegedly forwarded to a boyfriend who was racking up bills totaling an estimated $400,000.
Harrisburg, Pa. — Emergency practitioners plan to weigh in on a draft mandate by Pennsylvania regulators that orders licensees to treat or euthanize animals in trauma situations regardless of any financial considerations.