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FDA to study reducing use of dogs in trials

FDA to study reducing use of dogs in trials

The proposed study would help establish a non-animal-based model to potentially replace the need to use dogs in future trials with new informatics tools. The FDA says a small number of dogs will be subject to minimally invasive blood sampling.

Initiative aims to help make affordable veterinary care available for all

Initiative aims to help make affordable veterinary care available for all

Comprising a coalition of veterinary professionals from academia and the private sector, the Initiative for Accessible Veterinary Healthcare is hoping to improve the quality and availability of veterinary care for underprivileged consumers and their pets.

AVMA applauds federal funding for agricultural veterinary shortages, but calls for more

AVMA applauds federal funding for agricultural veterinary shortages, but calls for more

The association says a $1.5-million increase in funding to the veterinary medicine loan repayment program (VMLRP) will go a long way to offset veterinary shortages, but adds more still needs to be done.

D.C. Board of Veterinary Medicine adopts PAVE certificate for international students

D.C. Board of Veterinary Medicine adopts
PAVE certificate for international students

The board becomes the 45th jurisdiction to incorporate the PAVE certificate as part of the licensure process for international veterinary graduates. PAVE evaluates the education equivalence of graduates of nonaccredited veterinary programs outside the U.S. and Canada.

AVMF donates $20,000 to help veterinarians impacted by California wildfires

AVMF donates $20,000 to help veterinarians impacted by California wildfires

Half the donation will go to the California Veterinary Medical Foundation for the California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps, and the other half will go to the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) veterinary emergency response team.