Aug
4
2014
After an exhaustive effort by veterinary organizations and thousands of individual veterinary professionals, the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, also known as H.R. 1528, received the president's signature on Aug. 3. ...more
Aug
4
2014
After another summer filled with news reports about pets being left unattended inside scorching-hot vehicles, Petplan Insurance is taking the fight against the troubling trend all the way to the White House. Petplan launched the "Driven to Bark" initiative on Aug. 4, in which it is attempting to get 100,000 signatures within 30 days on a petition at the White House's official petition site. ...more
Jul
31
2014
Reactions to the concept of stem cell therapy from the media and the general public range from high hopes to fear of the unknown, but at the 2014 AVMA Annual Convention, presenters voiced optimism for the potential benefits of using stem cells in veterinary settings. ...more
Jul
24
2014
The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board (OVMEB) has passed a proposed requirement that would subject new veterinarians and veterinary technicians in the state to mandatory criminal background checks. ...more
Jul
23
2014
HR 4023, a source of contention within the veterinary profession since it made its first appearance in 2011, is now headed to the Senate for consideration. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) will sponsor the bill, which they are touting as a solution to lowering pet owners' costs for medication, ...more
Jul
17
2014
If Assembly Bill 2056 continues its smooth progress through California's government, the pet insurance industry could soon become regulated in that state. The bill was recently approved in the state assembly with a 78-0 vote. ...more
Jul
16
2014
The Center for Pet Safety (CPS) is not sitting on its heels following the results of its 2013 Harness Crashworthiness Study in which 100 percent of all large-dog car restraints tested failed to protect pets and humans during simulated crashes. The organization announced July 15 that it has just launched the first certification program for pet safety harness restraints. ...more
Jul
9
2014
After a widespread effort by the veterinary community to modify restrictive rules regarding access to controlled substances, victory is finally in sight as the U.S. House unanimously passed the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act. ...more
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