October 15, 2007

July ushered in a time of transition for the National Association of Federal Veterinarians. The organization welcomed a full-time chief executive officer and received a draft of its first strategic plan.

Government

More than two years after Congress directed the Department of Agriculture to weigh in on the debate over incompatible pet microchip technology, the USDA has determined it lacks the regulatory authority to mandate a national standard for microchips or microchip scanners for privately owned pets.

Production Animals

The AVMA has launched a new, informational Web page as part of efforts to help bolster the ranks of practitioners in food supply veterinary medicine.