Sep
3
2014
A veterinary hospital and several other small-business owners in California who sued Yelp for extortion have had their class-action lawsuit dismissed for the second time. The lawsuit had been thrown out by the court in 2011, but the plaintiffs were fighting to have it revived. ...more
Sep
3
2014
The FDA sent warning letters to three makers of tear stain remover products that the agency says are misusing the antibiotic tylosin tartrate. According to the FDA, I'm a Little Teacup, Blanc du Blanc, and Petaware have all included the antibiotic in their product formulations without taking the proper steps to seek regulatory approval. ...more
Aug
28
2014
A proposed ordinance that would force veterinarians in Washington state's King County to submit client information to the county after every rabies vaccine administration has been shelved. Local veterinarians had feared that mandatory reporting could jeopardize their clients' trust and even cause clients to forego rabies vaccinations for their pets. ...more
Aug
19
2014
Lawmakers in Massachusetts are attempting to crack down on animal abusers, and their proposed legislation would ensure that veterinarians play a major role in the effort. ...more
Aug
19
2014
Employers who view applicants' or employees' social media profiles as a useful way to evaluate their behavior outside of the workplace now need to make sure state laws allow it. On Aug. 1, 2014, New Hampshire became the 18th state to legally prohibit employers from requesting access to the social media log-in credentials of current or prospective employees. ...more
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
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