2010 Newsletter Archive
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2010 Newsletter Archive

December 2010—Veterinarians and the Debate Over Non-Therapeutic Antibiotic Use

In this issue:

  • Dr. Eric Barchas, DVM, discusses the concerns of non-therapeutic antibiotic use in food-producing animals...more»
  • American College of Animal Welfare moves forward without sign-off requirement...more»
  • Dr. Eric Davis, Director of Field Services, reflects on the impact and longevity of veterinary program...more»
  • This holiday season give a Humane Gift, which helps protect pets, wildlife, and farm animals around the world...more»

November 2010—Missouri Veterinarians Celebrate Victory for Dogs

In this issue:

  • It's a victory for dogs in Missouri with the passage of Proposition B—the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act...more»
  • HSVMA presents a $25,000 grant to the University of Florida for a surgical training program...more»
  • The success of the recent Equitarian Workshop hints at future collaborations...more»
  • Meet HSVMA's Leadership Council, our advisory group of veterinary professionals and animal advocates...more»

October 2010—Prop B: What It Means for Puppy Mills in Missouri

In this issue:

  • Missouri veterinarian discusses the impact of Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act...more»
  • Join us for a free webinar about hosting or participating in a Spay Day clinic...more»
  • A young dog and his owner reunite with the Field Services team...more»
  • Nominate a vet or tech for the Direct Care Veterinary Practitioner and Veterinary Advocate of the Year awards...more»

September 2010—HSVMA Clinic Offers a Second Chance for Cali

In this issue:

  • A young pup wins over the staff and volunteers at an HSVMA Field Services clinic...more»
  • HSVMA is proud to announce the winners of our 'Tales of the Natural Tail' photo contest...more»
  • HSVMA is always looking for veterinary professionals to volunteer their time and skills on a field clinic...more»
  • HSVMA is attending veterinary conferences nationwide, and we'd love to see you; find out where we're heading next...more»

August 2010—Economic Euthanasia: A Disease in Need of Prevention

In this issue:

  • Veterinarians and the conflict they face between the desire to help animals and the clients' difficulties in meeting the increasing costs of medical care...more»
  • It's a victory for animal welfare in Catalonia, Spain, where a ban on bullfighting was recently enacted...more»
  • The sustainability of HSVMA Field Services relies on veterinary professionals that devote their time and skills as returning volunteers...more»
  • HSVMA is awarding a $500 travel stipend to ten veterinarians for our Equitarian Workshop in Vera Cruz, Mexico...more»

July 2010—Helping the Underdogs

In this issue:

  • Each year, we provide over $1 million in free veterinary services to more than 8,000 animals, in over 40 communities—watch our latest video...more»
  • HSVMA joins veterinary professionals throughout Ohio in praising a landmark agreement that will lead to significant reforms in farm animal agriculture...more»
  • HSVMA Field Services International receives a warm welcome from students and staff at the University of Colima in Tecomán, Mexico, as they conduct their first surgical training course...more»
  • HSVMA has selected three outstanding veterinary professionals as recipients of the 'Best Friend to Feral Cats' award for their significant contributions in helping feral cats in their community...more»

June 2010—Veterinarians and Puppy Mill Reform

In this issue:

  • Substandard conditions, poor husbandry, and inadequate medical care are characteristic of many commercial breeding facilities—find out what you can do to help...more»
  • HSVMA is seeking entries for our Tales of the Natural Tail Photo Contest, which highlights the special qualities of a dog's natural—as opposed to docked—tail...more»
  • Dr. Eric Davis draws on experience to compare the socioeconomic and humane standards in two very different countries, in two very similar medical situations...more»
  • HSVMA presents "Truth and Consequences in Dog Training and Behavior Modification," a free webinar for veterinary professionals and students on June 30...more»

May 2010—Veterinary Response in the Gulf

In this issue:

  • In the aftermath of the offshore rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, many veterinary professionals have reached out to offer their assistance with the oil spill response efforts...more»
  • Cats and dogs will no longer be subjected to unnecessary - and potentially harmful - surgical devocalization procedures in the state of Massachusetts...more»
  • Working with a team of international vets and students, our crew just returned from a field clinic in Mexico, where we gave one particular burro and his owner a reason to smile...more»
  • If you haven't joined HSVMA yet, now is your chance with this exclusive trial membership offer. If you're already a member, print it off and pass it on to your colleagues...more»

April 2010—Living on the Road

In this issue:

  • Every veterinary professional faces challenges on the job, but life on the road can be particularly demanding for those running mobile field clinics...more»
  • Unsterilized feral cats are a major contributor to the cat overpopulation problem -- how can veterinary professionals reduce these numbers and improve their quality of life?...more»
  • Thanks to the HSVMA Field Services team and their quick response in a life-threatening emergency, one lucky reservation dog gets a second chance at a better life...more»
  • HSVMA is pleased to announce that Dr. Michelle Gonzalez, D.V.M. is the winner of the first ever, HSVMA-sponsored Spay Day Getaway for her efforts in this year's event...more»

March 2010—Tail Docking of Dairy Cattle: A Veterinary Perspective

In this issue:

  • With sufficient evidence to debunk the touted benefits—and increasing veterinary and industry support—it's time to ban this inherently inhumane practice....more»
  • Dr. Tom Judd, DVM, an equine vet and active HSVMA member, suggests ways veterinary professionals can get involved to end horse slaughter...more»
  • Dr. Eric Davis, Director of HSVMA Field Services, reflects on the kindness of Dennis Fortin, whose foundation has provided student scholarships over the years...more»
  • HSVMA is encouraging veterinary professionals to attend the 4th International Symposium on Non-Surgical Contraceptive Methods of Pet Population Control...more»

February 2010—HSVMA Sends Third Disaster Response Team to Haiti

In this issue:

  • HSVMA—along with our partners at The HSUS and HSI—was the first team of veterinary responders to enter Haiti three weeks ago, and is now sending a third team to the devastated country...more»
  • HSVMA urges Missouri and Ohio veterinarians to join us in endorsing two new ballot initiatives for basic animal welfare reforms...more»
  • Read more about our recent surgical teaching course in the Dominican Republic, which helped two graduating students develop invaluable veterinary skills...more»
  • HSVMA is pleased to offer complimentary memberships to veterinary professionals participating in Spay Day events...more»

January 2010—Abuse in the Veal Calf Industry

In this issue:

  • Guest writer Dr. Peggy Larson, a veterinarian who spent years working in cow-calf operations, shares her experience...more»
  • It's not too late to make your New Year's resolutions. Find out what you can do to advocate for animals this year...more»
  • HSVMA Field Services - no stranger to providing free veterinary care to animals in need - steps in to help homeless horses at equine rescues and sanctuaries...more»
  • Join us at NAVC in Orlando and attend our presentation with one of the world's best-known animal behaviorists, Dr. Nicholas Dodman...more»

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