July 15, 2009

The AVMA's electronic communications, the quality of veterinary internships, and a new specialty in amphibian and reptile practice were among the subjects of the June 4-6 Executive Board meeting.

Companion Animals

The Food and Drug Administration announced in June it had approved the first cancer therapy for dogs in the United States.

Public Health

Progress toward reducing infections from some pathogens has hit a plateau, indicating "fundamental problems with bacterial and parasitic contamination are not being resolved," a recent report states.