November 2014 issue of The AVMA Advocate

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Americans across the country went to the polls Nov. 4 and voted for a change in leadership in our nation's capital. While some cheered and others jeered at the election results, we believe that the new Republican Senate will only slightly impact the association's legislative portfolio since most veterinary medical issues cross party lines.
Because lawmakers have been at home more than they've been in Washington over the past few months, many veterinarians have met with lawmakers in their districts to explain the importance of the Marketplace Fairness Act. Joined by other small-business owners all across the country, veterinarians have urged the House of Representatives to pass this crucial tax bill before they adjourn in December.
On Nov. 5, the White House sent a formal request to Congress asking for nearly $6.2 billion in emergency funding for several federal agencies to help fight the global Ebola virus epidemic.
AVMA's Governmental Relations Division (GRD) is pleased to announce that it has selected 10 students to participate in its 2015 externship program.
A happy bird is a healthy bird, and learning how to make birds happy is exactly what poultry veterinarian Deirdre Johnson aims to do each day. She is one of 286 veterinarians participating in a federal program that places veterinarians in shortage areas around the country in exchange for student loan repayment.

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