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We have reported in the past about a court case here in Georgia that has national implications because it left open the potential for awarding damages above and beyond the market value of a pet, also known as non-economic damages. On January 19, 2016 the Georgia Supreme Court heard this case. The GVMA contributed to an amicus brief produced by the AVMA that argued emotion-based awards would be detrimental to veterinary medicine and the health and welfare of Georgia's pets. Below is more information assembled by the AVMA on non-economic damages. State &...

USDA Announces $4.4 Million in Available Funding for Veterinary Loan Repayment WASHINGTON, April 5, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced $4.4 million in available funding to help repay veterinary school loans in return for veterinarians serving in areas lacking sufficient veterinary resources. The funding is available through the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP), administered by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). “Veterinarians are critical to America’s food safety and security, as well as to the health and well-being of both animals and humans” said Dr....

Results highlight the increasing weight of increasing weight as well as a lack of standard definition in the veterinary industry. About 58 percent of cats and 54 percent of dogs are overweight in the United States, according to a release from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). APOP conducts an annual survey of obesity prevalence, and the percentage of overweight cats in 2015 is the same as last year’s survey but slightly up for dogs—53 percent of dogs were reported to be overweight in the 2014 survey. Survey Details The 2015 survey...

VHMA’S 2015 Compensation and Benefits Survey Identifies Factors That Drive Managers' Salaries Published on March 11, 2016 Alachua, Florida --The year 2008 marked the beginning of the Great Recession. More than seven years later, the economy seems to be slowly getting back on track. When the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association administered its Compensation and Benefits Survey in 2013, managers’ salaries reflected the struggling economy, registering a decrease between 2013 and 2011. The newly-released 2015 VHMA Compensation and Benefits Survey indicates that in general, managers’ and administrators’ salaries have increased over the previous two years. Furthermore, factors such...

For the Public Canine Influenza basics for pet owners FAQs For Veterinarians Reference Guide Suggestions for treating patients and outbreaks in veterinary facilities Academic Resources The Cornell University backgrounder on the Chicago CIV outbreak UGA CIV backgrounder for veterinarians Track CIV cases in Georgia Government Resources Compendium of Veterinary Standard Precautions for Zoonotic Disease Prevention in Veterinary Personnel – National cheap jerseys Association of State Public nfl stitched jerseys Health Veterinarians Industry Resources Zoetis has created a complete backgrounder on Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease (including CIV) that includes: Overview Pathogens Diagnosis Treatment Vaccination Outbreak Management Merck created a response to the Chicago area CIV outbreak that contains...

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