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2009-10-07 14:01:00

DENVER, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- When you love your pets, it is good to know you have a partner in improving their health and well-being: your veterinarian. That's why hundreds of pet owners throughout the United States nominated their veterinarians for the third annual Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet® contest. See if your veterinarian was nominated at www.thankyourvet.org. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071026/LAF012LOGO) Denver-based Morris Animal...

2009-10-01 14:16:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to help U.S. veterinary students cope with rising school debt while reinforcing the importance of building a diverse profession and addressing a shortage of food animal veterinarians, the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) and Pfizer Animal Health are introducing a new, annual scholarship program that will award up to $2 million through 2012. The Pfizer Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Program will...

2009-09-24 18:23:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today applauded U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and John Thune (R-SD) for introducing a Senate bill, the Veterinary Services Investment Act (VSIA), which will confront critical veterinary service shortages. VSIA would establish a new grant program to assist states in addressing their unique veterinary workforce needs. Grants awarded under the program could be used for activities such...

2009-09-02 12:09:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roger Mahr, DVM, former president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), was named chief executive officer of the newly formed One Health Commission, a multi-disciplinary group established to highlight the connections between human, animal, and environmental health. Dr. Mahr was appointed CEO at the group's first board of directors meeting on August 14 in Washington, D.C. It is estimated that 75 percent of all emerging...

2009-09-01 08:00:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The results of an annual survey conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reveal an economic mixed bag when it comes to what new veterinary graduates encountered in 2009. The survey results appear in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association in a Sept. 1, 2009, article entitled, "Employment, starting salaries, and educational indebtedness of year-2009 graduates of US veterinary colleges." "There's...

2009-05-06 18:24:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Casey was having a good time - after what seemed like just another car ride, she was taken for a walk on a leash, and then the beagle was brought inside a veterinary hospital. She'd visited here before, just for fun and to meet the staff, and she remembered that she could count on a few treats. According to the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), there are many steps owners can take to make a first veterinary visit a positive...

2009-03-25 09:29:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) have signed a partnership agreement with the American Red Cross to help protect animals and pets during emergencies. "The American Red Cross is proud to continue our partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Association," explains Mary DeWitt-Dia, senior associate at the Red Cross. "Through our continued collaboration and...

2009-03-05 12:33:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) warns consumers their pets may be put at risk when procedures such as teeth cleaning or therapeutic pet massage are provided by unlicensed individuals. This is because special training is necessary and some procedures such as dental cleanings require special instruments and may require anesthesia. Under California law, only a licensed veterinarian can legally practice animal dentistry. "Like...

2009-02-26 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The chief executive of the nation's largest veterinary association appeared before a Senate subcommittee today, addressing an alarming new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that details a dangerous shortage of veterinarians available to fill critical positions in the federal government. Dr. W. Ron DeHaven, CEO of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), testified before the Senate Homeland Security and...

2009-02-19 12:12:00

State Veterinary Association and nation's largest animal protection group say taxing pet and food animal health care would create hardship for pet owners, increased pet abandonment and public health concerns SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and The Humane Society of the United States today thanked Governor Schwarzenegger and the California Legislature for responding to the public's opposition to a tax on veterinary care....