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
Jul
2
2014
Starting in 2015, employers in New York will likely no longer be required to issue annual wage notices to employees. According to the New York Labor & Employment Law Report, the rule change is welcome among many employers who have found this requirement extremely burdensome and costly. ...more
Jul
2
2014
Oregon veterinarians might soon be required to undergo criminal background checks depending on the outcome of a July 12 vote by the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board. ...more
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