Jan
2
2013
Several states and municipalities have increased their minimum wage for 2013, meaning that employers need to display updated posters for employees....more
Dec
18
2012
Veterinarians who are in the market for medical devices may want to consider making that purchase fairly soon. On Jan. 1, 2013, a recently finalized rule from the IRS will take effect that places a 2.3 percent excise tax on some medical devices regularly found in veterinary hospitals. ...more
Dec
4
2012
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has changed its labeling requirements for hazardous materials, revising guidelines that have been around since 1994....more
Nov
28
2012
A new Massachusetts law aimed at protecting pets from potentially dangerous domestic violence environments has been put to use for the first time....more
Nov
7
2012
California pet owners who wanted more transparency in pet food labeling were left disappointed on Election Day. California’s Proposition 37, the California Right to Know Genetically Modified Food Act, was defeated on election day. ...more
Nov
6
2012
Animal abuse reporting by veterinarians was the subject of national headlines in late October after an incident in Wisconsin where a woman allegedly killed her boyfriend’s dog. The dog had previously been treated for traumatic injuries at a veterinary hospital, raising questions about whether the earlier suspected abuse had been properly reported.

With that story still circulating around the nation, NEWStat decided to explore the complexity of animal abuse reporting and find out what the AVMA is working on to address the issue....more
Oct
29
2012
A California appeals court recently sided with pet owners in two cases where the owners were attempting to sue for damages beyond the animals’ market value. ...more
Oct
26
2012
The New Jersey Senate unanimously voted its support for proposed legislation known as Patrick’s Law, which would impose tougher penalties for people who neglect or abuse animals. ...more
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