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Ebola Virus
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Friday, October 10, 2014 02:39 PM

News of the first Ebola victim in the United States, as well as a decision made by health officials in Spain to euthanize the dog of an exposed healthcare worker, have people concerned about whether they and their pets may be at risk. However, we have no information that causes concerns for America's pets.

Last Updated on Friday, October 17, 2014 11:30 AM
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President Obama Signs HSVMA-backed Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act
News
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 08:52 AM

President Barack Obama has signed the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, which will allow veterinarians to transport controlled substances outside their registered locations to provide mobile veterinary services and make house calls. The only two veterinarians in Congress, Reps. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., and Ted Yoho, R-Fla., sponsored the legislation. HSVMA was active in supporting this legislation and joined with a broad coalition of veterinary medical organizations to advocate for its passage.

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Resolution to Improve Sow Welfare Passes
Advocacy
Friday, July 25, 2014 04:57 PM

The American Veterinary Medical Association will amend its policy statement on pregnant sow housing to include language that will advocate for improved sow welfare. The organization's House of Delegates passed Resolution #3, which called for the policy change. Under the measure, sows will be provided with adequate quality and quantity of space that allows them to assume normal postures and express normal patterns of behaviors. Dr. Barry Kellogg, senior veterinary advisor for the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association issued the following statement:

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