May 01, 2009
The AVMA Executive Board is sending the House of Delegates a balanced budget for fiscal 2010. Restricting new spending, reducing travel, and cutting costs in several AVMA divisions and programs resulted in a $28.6 million budget with a projected $90,049 surplus for 2010.
As far as Dr. Scott A. Spaulding, Badger Veterinary Hospital's managing partner, could tell this past spring, 2008 would be the mixed animal practice's most profitable year.
Instead, the Janesville, Wis., equine veterinarian has watched the practice's small animal transactions go flat or decrease slightly since June, and horse transactions contract by as much as 15 percent to 20 percent from this time last spring.
The AVMA and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation signed a partnership agreement Feb. 12 with the American Red Cross to help protect pets and other animals during emergencies.