July 01, 2007

The AVMA Executive Board signed on to a project with The Blue Dog Trust to instruct the most common victims—young children—and their parents on preventing dog bite injury. It was among the recommendations approved by the board May 31-June 1 in Schaumburg, Ill.

AVMA Answers

I really, truly believe we're experiencing a crisis in the veterinary workforce, and there are many people who would agree with me. According to a report by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, the identified veterinary shortages and projected increased needs in public health indicate we'll have a shortage of up to 15,000 veterinarians by 2025.

Government

The electronic animal health certificates are part of the Veterinary Services Process Streamlining system—which offers a single site for Web access to electronic versions of the forms, applications, and certification processes necessary for interstate and international movement of animals and animal products.