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Veterinary practice through the ages
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Many veterinarians still struggle with tepid local economies, but are showing signs of recovery. Over the next few months, DVM tackles key issues in finance, workforce and practice life.
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BOUND by debt Page 16 A snapshot of veterinary practice, circa 2012 Page 19 Workforce study highlights challenges and opportunities Page 22
Hope on the horizon: A Utah veterinarian overcomes his debt dilemma on the road to practice ownership.
Alabama spay-neuter bill dies quiet death
HB 156 allowing veterinarians to work at nonprofit facilities never reaches final vote; issues between clinics and ASBVME may be far from over.
A s s o c iat e C o n t e n t S p e c ia l i s t
By Julie Scheidegger
labama House Bill 156, known in the state as the “spay-neuter bill,” passed both houses of the state legislature. It survived amendment in conference committee. Ten? Nothing. Te bill that created more noise than a crowded animal shelter fell silent. “It passed both houses, but the speaker wouldn’t bring it out of the basket,” says Rep. Patricia Todd,
D-Birmingham, the bill’s sponsor. What this means is that at his discretion, Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard, D-Auburn, did not present HB 156 to the legislature for a final vote before the 2012 regular session ended May 16. The bill that would have allowed veterinarians to be employed by nonveterinarians in Alabama’s nonprofit spay-neuter facilities was dead in the water. » continued on page 30
Pets and Vets Jerky woes Turtle receives skull surgery Lack of chicken jerky recall at N. Carolina State University unacceptable for pet owners
I’ll Have Another Treatment for Derby, Preakness winner examined
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of dvm - September 2012
dvm - September 2012
Where Did I Go Wrong?
In the News: FTC seeks veterinarians’ input on pet medication industry
In the News: Pet owners find lack of chicken jerky recall...
Bound by debt
Workforce study highlights challenges, opportunities
A snapshot of the veterinary practice, circa 2012
In the News: Book draws parallels between veterinary...
Pets & Vets
In the News: Parasites developing widespread resistance...
In the News: Mark Stetter settles into role as new dean...
In the News: Molecular foot-and-mouth disease vaccine...
In the News: Report proposes two options for Kansas...
In the News: Making sense of the treatment of Derby...
In the News: Senate hearing reveals the realities...
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Practice for Profit
Letter of the Law
Canine epilepsy treatment: phenobarbital vs. bromide
3 steps to effective periodontal disease diagnosis
The Jockey Club announces project to identify at-risk racehorses
Overview of equine skin diseases
dvm - September 2012