Comprehensive coverage of the battle over low-cost spay/neuter clinics in Alabama
The contentious debate on the role of the state's low-cost clinics continues.
ASBVME rejected the judge's recommendation to find Dr. Margaret Ferrell not guilty on all 29 charges, but the 26 rulings they did agree on contradict long-held assertions by opponents.
Dr. Margaret Ferrell is touted as 'one of the best surgeons he has seen in 42 years' by expert witness, while dissenters continue to claim non-profit, low cost clinics are unfair competition that provide substandard care.
In ironic twist, Dr. Margaret Ferrell, a target of the Alabama state board, is appointed by the governor to serve on it.
Charges against Dr. William Weber became the center of the ASBVME's public battle against nonprofit spay/neuter clinics.
Massachusetts looking to establish veterinary technician board.
Battle continues to wage on in veterinary community.
Three bills affecting nonprofit clinics fail to garner vote before sessions end.
Hospitals that meet AAHA's 900-plus standards will be exempt from state board inspection.
Bills introduced in state legislature would determine extent of nonprofit clinic limitations.
Pressured by public, legislators and state VMA, board votes down amendment targeting nonprofit clinics.
Public shows up in support of non-profit spay/neuter clinics
State veterinary board proposes changes to practice act; lack of consensus prevents state VMA from taking a stance.
HB 156 allowing veterinarians to work at nonprofit facilities never reaches final vote; issues between clinics and ASBVME may be far from over.
Controversial bill would allow veterinarians to be employed by nonprofit facilities in the state.