March 15, 2008

"One of the essential tools we need for the one-medicine approach is community participatory mapping," said Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, speaking at the fifth annual One Medicine Symposium hosted by North Carolina state agencies, Dec. 12-13, 2007. Globalization was the symposium theme, but local participation was a focal point.

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On Jan. 23, Dr. Ron DeHaven, AVMA executive vice president, was one of four veterinarians to appear before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health to speak in support of the Veterinary Public Health Workforce Expansion Act. Dr. DeHaven said a national shortage of veterinarians is putting the food supply at risk and could hinder efforts to prevent the spread of zoonotic diseases.

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AVMA convention-goers can lend a hand to New Orleans animal shelters Printer-friendly version "Voluntourism" is a growing trend combining travel and volunteer work. Since Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has been a hot spot for such altruistic trips. AVMA members and their families attending the Association's Annual Convention in New Orleans this July will help the city by refurbishing four area animal shelters. Attendees of the AVMA Annual Convention in New Orleans this July will have the opportunity to roll up their sleeves to help rehabilitate area animal shelters still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. On July 17-18, just before the first day of the convention on July 19, up to 100 volunteers will refurbish animal shelters in f ...