Mar
7
2014
An animal shelter in Michigan is asking for help to restore momentum for a stalled bill that would ban the use of gas chambers to euthanize dogs and cats in the state. ...more
Mar
6
2014
Previously defeated H.R. 1406, the "Fairness to Pet Owners Act," has been reincarnated in 2014 in the form of H.R. 4023. The new proposed act is drawing opposition from prominent members of the veterinary community who believe the legislation is unnecessary and burdensome for veterinarians. ...more
Feb
14
2014
According to a survey of the nation's matrimonial lawyers, the issue of pet custody is increasingly taking center stage in many already messy divorce cases....more
Feb
13
2014
A Texas-based veterinarian fighting for the right to dispense veterinary advice online cleared one hurdle with a ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. ...more
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
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