Law & Ethics
US Senate bill aimed at increasing access to veterinary care
The Rural Veterinary Workforce Act is a bipartisan effort that was brought to the House of Representatives earlier this year
Federal court orders prescription animal drug supplier to pay more than $11M
Midwest Veterinary Supply was also sentenced to 1 year probation for distributing “misbranded” pharmaceuticals
Updates on state legislation for veterinary virtual care
How legalized virtual veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR) can change veterinary medicine
Off to the Races with the xylazine state of affairs
Xylazine has quickly moved from a pole position to breaking maiden as a non-human drug leading charge into a new human health crisis.
Midwest Veterinary Supply pleads guilty to introducing misbranded drugs
The Minnesota-based company will forfeit over $10 million in criminal fees and forfeiture
The biggest legal threat to veterinary professionals
In an interview with dvm360®, Gary Harker explains the legal threats veterinary professionals face in this industry
How to set yourself up with lawsuit protection
In an interview with dvm360®, Gary Harker explains how veterinary practices can eliminate the threat of lawsuits
Bill addressing veterinary shortage in Arizona signed into law
This new bill will provide incentives to keep veterinarians in Arizona
Canada enhances Migratory Birds Regulations to protect biodiversity
Almost 400 species of migratory birds come to Canada, and they are crucial for Canadian biodiversity
New York State Legislative passes Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill
If signed into law, this bill will end the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores
SPCA International and partners rescue 285 dogs and cats stranded in Afghanistan
The animals were evacuated to Canada after a nearly 6-month-long ordeal.
Employment law: What is affecting veterinary medicine?
Attorney and veterinarian Dr Charlotte LaCroix shared 3 different employment law challenges veterinary professionals are facing, plus a few pro-tips to help.
News wrap-up: This week's veterinary headlines, plus a podcast about career pivoting
Here's a look at this week's highlights.
San Francisco SPCA challenges restrictive telemedicine policy
The city’s SPCA questions the legality of a law that restricts veterinary telemedicine use, currently prohibiting veterinarians from discussing patient health with clients virtually if they have not first met in person.
This week on dvm360: How to advance your career, plus more veterinary news
A sneak peek at this week's headlines.
Dodging the perils of ProSal
Little is guaranteed to associate veterinarians earning a base salary plus a percentage of production. Here’s how to make the best of this compensation situation.
Relief veterinary work: What you need to know
One veterinarian shares the ins and outs of relief work, plus what to look for in your contract agreement.
Divorce leads to dueling pet owners
Who controls an animal’s care when its owners split up? Things can get nasty, and the veterinarian may be caught in the middle.
Malpractice: Are you covered?
Despite the assurances of well-meaning practice owners, associate veterinarians may not be as protected as they think in the event of a lawsuit.
The VCPR: Veterinary law Q&A
Priscilla Bowens, DVM, JD, MPH, answers legal questions at the Fetch dvm360® virtual veterinary conference.
Understanding damages in veterinary employment contracts
Before you sign that shiny new contract, make sure you understand all of its provisions.
Understanding the limits of your noncompete agreement
It’s no mystery that associate veterinarians, in an effort to figure out if their noncompete is enforceable, find themselves trying to solve, well, a mystery.
AVMA, WSAVA: veterinary practices are ‘essential businesses’
Both associations have urged lawmakers to classify veterinary practices as ‘essential’ because, they say, not doing so could negatively impact both animal welfare and the wellbeing of pet owners.
Street medicine in action: Providing veterinary care for San Diego's homeless
My experience with the Street Dog Coalition during the Fetch dvm360 conference provided insight, experience and ideas for my own community when it comes to caring for pets with no roof over their head.
Production-based pay: Devils in the details
Here's what to think through before you sign your employment contract as a veterinary associateconsider the things that could go wrong or negatively affect your production.
President Trump signs PACT Act into law
Performing acts of animal cruelty is now a federal felony.
Practice tip: Ask local agencies for crime safety help
Make sure your veterinary practices safety protocol is up to date by implementing one or both of these strategies.
Make sure your veterinary employee handbook is up to par
Associate consultant Brandon Hess provides insight on how to create a legally sound employee handbook.
Letter to dvm360: Clashing concerns about CBD and veterinary medicine
An attorney who consults in the animal health industry says that, contrary to a recent dvm360 article, cannabidiol is not illegal. The author, veterinary pharmacologist Dr. Dawn Boothe, responds.
ACVC 2019: Easy fixes for the veterinary diversity crisis
Stephen Cital discusses diversity issues within veterinary medicine and shares a few strategies to help break these barriers.
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