June 01, 2002

Internet pharmacies given another chance Kate O'Rourke Posted May 15, 2002 On April 16, the Florida Department of Health's Board of Pharmacy reached an agreement with PetMed Express Inc. whereby the company accepted penalties but did not admit guilt. The company was accused of operating an "alternate veterinarian program" that contracted with veterinarians to write prescriptions for animals they had never examined—a violation of Florida law. "Essentially, PetMed was engaged in an enterprise whereby a customer could log onto their Web site, fill out a questionnaire regarding their animal's health complaints, and that information would then be forwarded to a veterinarian who was either employed by, or under contract with, PetMe ...

AVMA Convention

Posted May 15, 2002 In 2009 AVMA members will converge on Seattle for their annual convention, and the following year, Atlanta. The Executive Board has approved these destinations, recommended by the Convention Management and Program Committee. Since the 1986 AVMA Annual Convention in Atlanta and the 1991 convention in Seattle, the Georgia World Congress Center and the Washington State Convention and Trade Center have each undergone extensive expansionand renovation. Downtown Atlanta and Seattle offer shopping, international dining opportunities, live theater, symphony, historic sites, and cultural opportunities. In Seattle, a new Mariners ballpark and a professional football and soccer stadium will be fully functional. Seattle is served b ...

AVMF

Susan Goldberg, AVMF program associate Posted May 15, 2002 The AVMF is pleased to announce the 2002-2003 AVMA/AVMF Congressional Science Fellows. "Sixteen very qualified veterinarians applied for the fellowship this year, making the choices a real challenge," said Dr. Dean Goeldner, assistant director of the AVMA Governmental Relations Division and member of the Congressional Fellowship Selection Committee. "We are very fortunate to have three outstanding veterinarians with respective backgrounds in academia, law, and ethics as this year's fellowship class." Dr. Charles M. Hendrix Dr. Charles M. Hendrix has been a professor at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, where he completed his doctoral training ...

Professional Issues

Posted May 15, 2002 Members of the North American Veterinary Technician Assocation have overwhelmingly voted to change the association's name to more accurately describe the organization's constituents. On Jan. 14, the association officially became the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. NAVTA was formed in 1981 to represent veterinary technicians in the United States and Canada. During the past 20 years however, the mission of the association has evolved, and the group primarily promotes the field of veterinary technology in the United States. The Canadian Association of Animal Health Technologists and Technicians speaks on behalf of veterinary technicians in Canada. In 2001, the Canadian association and NAVTA signed ...