Jan
9
2014
Veterinarians who sometimes need to treat patients outside of the clinic are closer to shedding certain restrictions of the Controlled Substances Act that have limited their ability to transport and dispense controlled substances. The U.S. Senate recently passed the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act. ...more
Jan
7
2014
North Carolina's lost pets now have a better chance of finding their way home due to a new law requiring that all animals picked up by animal control be scanned for microchips. ...more
Jan
3
2014
To help veterinarians navigate the sometimes confusing topic of extra-label drug use in animals, the FDA has published an informational resource titled "The Ins and Outs of Extra-Label Drug Use in Animals: A Resource for Veterinarians." ...more
Dec
23
2013
The minimum wage amount will increase for 14 states in 2014, meaning that some veterinary practices will be required to display updated minimum wage posters. Find out which states will be affected by minimum wage increases. ...more
Oct
30
2013
On the heels of a year filled with numerous animal food recalls and reports of a mysterious illness tied to chicken jerky products that has sickened thousands of pets, the FDA is taking stronger measures in an attempt to prevent illnesses originating from animal food. ...more
Sep
26
2013
When OSHA adopted the Globally Harmonized System in 2012, it wasn't immediately apparent how changes to labeling rules would affect veterinarians in the workplace. The latest guidance from OSHA reveals that when it comes to secondary container labeling, veterinarians and other employers can proceed as usual as long as they are adequately informing employees about hazardous chemicals. ...more
Sep
12
2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking new measures to ensure the health and welfare of pets sold over the Internet by so-called puppy mills. According to the USDA, the definition of "retail pet store" has been revised to prevent many breeders selling pets online from avoiding licensing and inspections by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. ...more
Aug
16
2013
The AVMA is alerting veterinarians to let them know they are not eligible to obtain National Provider Identifier (NPI) numbers, which many pharmacies request as a prerequisite to filling prescriptions. The new information comes from updated guidance by the Department of Health and Human Services. ...more
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