Jul
2
2014
Effective Aug. 18, tramadol will be considered a Schedule IV controlled substance according to a new rule published by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on July 2. The decision means that veterinary professionals who handle tramadol or tramadol-containing substances will be subject to the regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal sanctions applicable to Schedule IV controlled substances. ...more
Jun
26
2014
Veterinary hospitals and other animal care facilities in California may soon have more options available to them in the event an animal is abandoned while in their care. The ASPCA is waiting on Gov. Jerry Brown to sign Assembly Bill 1810, which would remove a state mandate requiring animal care facilities to euthanize abandoned animals after 24 days. ...more
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
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