Idaho Senator Re-introduces Bill That Reduces Veterinary Loan Repayment

Veterinarians whose practices focus on public health or food animal medicine in designated shortage areas across the country will benefit by a bill recently reintroduced to Congress. The proposed legislation would remove the 39 percent tax on grants from the Veterinary Loan Repayment Program. Reintroduced by Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) with support from the American Veterinary […]

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Laminitis Expert Dr. Ric Redden: “If You’re Calling Me, You’ve Got a Major Problem”

Dr. Ric Redden is a farrier and veterinarian known the world over as the “go-to” person when the world’s most elite horses have hoof problems. He and his wife, Nancy, established the International Equine Podiatry Center in Versailles, KY in the 1980s. He has spent his career treating race and show horses, as well as […]

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Track Vet Speaks Out Against Medication Overuse

In a story on NBC News, track veterinarian Kate Papp detailed her “agonizing career choice” to treat Thoroughbreds with a variety of medications, including painkillers, to keep horses running. “Every day, I almost quit,” said Papp. “Anything that they can give the horses – whether it be legal, illegal, even non-necessary substances – they will […]

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Veterinarians battle Drug Enforcement Agency

California veterinarians were put on notice by the Drug Enforcement Agency last spring that their transportation of controlled substances for their work violates the Controlled Substances Act. While veterinarians in other states have not received communication from the Agency, the American Veterinary Medical Association and American Association of Equine Practitioners are now lobbying for an […]

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Ex-wife may testify against allegedly abusive vet

The trial of Mark Marohn, a Langley veterinarian accused of animal abuse and using a horse to pull his car out of a ditch, may get a little juicier as his ex-wife is now likely to testify against him. Also a veterinarian, Carol Schoyen-Marohn will be on trial for the same charges after Mr. Marohn’s […]

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