2011 Newsletter Archive
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2011 Newsletter Archive

December 2011—The Ethics of Convenience

In this issue:

  • Are "convenience surgeries" such as declawing and devocalization really ethical, since they place patients at risk without imparting physical benefit?...more»
  • HSVMA encourages veterinary professionals to participate in World Spay Day 2012. Find out the many ways you can make a difference...more»
  • HSVMA congratulates Dr. Maria Jose Vargas on her appointment as the first female dean of The University of El Salvador College of Veterinary Medicine...more»
  • Beginning next year, HSVMA members will receive the award-winning Animal Sheltering magazine as part of our benefits package...more»

November 2011—Ethics and dog breeding

In this issue:

  • Designer breeds can sure be cute, but at what cost? Dr. Paula Kislak gives a brief overview of the history of Canis lupus familiaris and encourages all stakeholders to work together to improve canine health and welfare...more»
  • The new animal care standards recently released by the Missouri Department of Agriculture are a step in the right direction, but additional reform is needed...more»
  • Step into the life of a volunteer on an HSVMA-RAVS equine clinic—it's hectic, it's difficult, it tests your skills, but it provides a one-of-a-kind learning experience...more»
  • Join us for two upcoming webinar opportunities: feline elimination disorders for veterinary and shelter professionals and job search tips for veterinary students...more»

October 2011—Rhode Island's Guardianship Statute at the Ten Year Mark

In this issue:

  • HSVMA board member Dr. Gary Block takes a look back at the Rhode Island legislature's 2001 decision to use "guardian" in the state's animal cruelty laws and how that word has—or hasn't—had an effect in the state...more»
  • Last month saw two advances in the effort to protect horses headed to slaughter: a ban on transport in double-decker trailers and a proposed ban on the export of horses for human consumption...more»
  • An HSVMA-RAVS student volunteer recounts her experience with a field clinic this summer and how her expectations didn't always match up with reality—for the better...more»
  • The second annual Equitarian Workshop kicked off this week in Veracruz, Mexico. Read Dr. David Turoff's daily updates from the field...more»

September 2011—Preparing for a Disaster

In this issue:

  • In recognition of National Preparedness Month, HSVMA shares disaster-planning tips for veterinary and animal care facilities...more»
  • Dr. Wendy Swift explains why euthanasia by injection is the most humane form of euthanasia for animals and why gas chambers should be banned from animal shelters...more»
  • Two exceptional veterinarians join the HSVMA Leadership Council: Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, a seasoned RAVS veterinarian, and Dr. Brian Forsgren of Ohio...more»
  • HSVMA is offering a limited number of free spay/neuter promotional kits to help with client and community education efforts...more»

August 2011—Making the Case for High-Volume Spay/Neuter

In this issue:

  • Dr. Sara White discusses the benefits of low-cost, high-volume spay/neuter programs...more»
  • HSVMA encourages AVMA members to submit thoughts on new euthanasia guidelines by Sept 1st...more»
  • HSVMA-RAVS recently helped 400 animals on a Native American reservation in South Dakota...more»
  • Don't miss out on our upcoming events, including a CE-accredited webinar and equine workshop in Mexico...more»

July 2011—The Veterinarian's Voice Against Animal Abuse

In this issue:

  • Dr. Debra Teachout, a consultant on animal abuse cases, shares her experience...more»
  • HSVMA applauds the agreement reached to improve the welfare of egg-laying hens...more»
  • Check out HSVMA-RAVS' year-to-date progress report and video to see how we're helping....more»
  • Join HSVMA for a free webinar entitled "kitty kindergarten"...more»

June 2011—Veterinary Leadership Needed for Wash. Ballot Initiative 1130

In this issue:

  • Critical measure would prohibit the confinement of an estimated 6 million egg-laying hens...more»
  • HSVMA urges veterinarians to speak to horse owners about the highly contagious EHV-1...more»
  • An injured dog from the White Mountain Apache Reservation is no longer on his last leg...more»
  • Take part in one of HSVMA's free, educational webinars offered this month...more»

May 2011—Volunteer Opportunities for Veterinary Professionals and Students

In this issue:

  • Interested in volunteering your time? HSVMA is your resource for getting out of the clinic and into the field...more»
  • HSVMA recently hosted educational presentations for animal shelter and rescue group representatives during Animal Care Expo 2011...more»
  • A Tufts veterinary student has created a study to improve the medical care provided to animals in the field...more»
  • HSVMA just presented its second annual Veterinary Advocate and Direct Care Practitioner of the Year awards...more»

April 2011—Advocating for the Welfare of Animals Used in Research

In this issue:

  • There are a number of ways that veterinarians can serve as advocates for animals, and becoming part of an IACUC is one of them...more»
  • Washington veterinarians are endorsing Initiative 1130, a statewide ballot measure that addresses some of the worst abuses on factory farms...more»
  • HSVMA Field Services offers assistance to Jimma University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ethiopia...more»
  • Wayne Pacelle's new book, The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them, examines our contradictory attitudes towards animals...more»

March 2011—Ontario Vet Alum Campaigns to Eliminate Terminal Surgeries

In this issue:

  • Dr. Erika Sullivan returned to her school after graduating, determined to put an end to terminal surgeries...more»
  • HSVMA is sponsoring California Assembly Bill 258, also known as Molly's Bill, to provide exemption from rabies vaccination...more»
  • It's not all fun and games for a volunteer veterinarian in the field, especially in impoverished countries...more»
  • Did you participate in Spay Day 2011? Enter HSVMA's Favorite Spay Day Memory Contest...more»

February 2011—Get Ready for Spay Day 2011

In this issue:

  • Find out how you can get involved, and plan to enter our contest to win a trip for two to Animal Care Expo in Orlando, Fla...more»
  • The veterinary community can take action against the cruel practice of fox penning...more»
  • HSVMA recently conducted the first continuing education course for vets in El Salvador...more»
  • Nominate an outstanding veterinary professional for HSVMA's Direct Care Veterinary Practitioner of the Year and Veterinary Advocate of the Year awards...more»

January 2011—The New Year's Puppy

In this issue:

  • Read a heartwarming story and consider ways you can become a more dedicated animal caregiver in the New Year...more»
  • As public views on animal welfare change, so must the veterinary profession—how can you become a stronger animal advocate?...more»
  • Nonprofit group, the Lakota Animal Care Project creates a program for change...more»
  • Find out how helping animals can help your business' bottom line; join us at NAVC 2011...more»

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