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U.S. Does Not Have A Veterinarian Glut: Guest Opinion

Oregon Live Monique Balas wrote a story in Pet Talk recently featuring data from a recent study of the veterinary work force. It’s always interesting to see how people view a particular profession, and it often comes down to whether the glass is half empty or half full. The impression from the Pet Talk piece…

Maryland passes pet food fee (some call it a tax)

DVM360 Magazine Proceeds will fund statewide spay-neuter program. An interesting development in 2013 state legislation was Maryland’s passage of SB 820, which imposes a fee on pet food to fund a statewide spay-neuter program aimed at low-income communities. Despite opposition from the pet food industry, the amended bill passed overwhelmingly in both houses of the…

Large-scale food animal production under microscope

DVM360 Magazine Welfare groups seek to move ‘corporate farming’ into political arena. It looks like 2014 is shaping up to be a hot year in the legislative kitchen. Animal welfare and rights organizations are involved in both companion and food animal issues. But it is food animals drawing splashy attention this month. On Sept. 24,…