Jun
19
2014
A June 18 vote within the Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association that could have paved the way for the banning of cat declawing in that region failed to gain enough support. According to CBC News, Nova Scotia would have become the first jurisdiction in North America to outlaw the procedure if the ban had been instituted. ...more
Jun
18
2014
Veterinarians in Idaho are taking action in the face of a perceived growing threat from nonprofit animal groups that might negatively impact their practices. ...more
Jun
11
2014
In response to President Obama's view that many deserving workers are being denied overtime pay and minimum wage salaries, the Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division has made it a priority to overhaul the Fair Labor Standards Act later in 2014. ...more
Apr
25
2014
The College of Veterinarians of Ontario now has the authority to prevent non-veterinarians from performing animal dentistry in Ontario unless they are supervised by a licensed veterinarian. ...more
Apr
24
2014
The USDA is attempting to simplify unnecessarily complicated animal vaccine labels that the AVMA says have caused confusion for veterinarians and monopolized the time of USDA and industry resources. ...more
Apr
3
2014
On April 1, the Pet Food Institute announced it submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the proposed regulation for pet food and animal feed safety. ...more
Mar
7
2014
An animal shelter in Michigan is asking for help to restore momentum for a stalled bill that would ban the use of gas chambers to euthanize dogs and cats in the state. ...more
Mar
6
2014
Previously defeated H.R. 1406, the "Fairness to Pet Owners Act," has been reincarnated in 2014 in the form of H.R. 4023. The new proposed act is drawing opposition from prominent members of the veterinary community who believe the legislation is unnecessary and burdensome for veterinarians. ...more
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