Sometimes when a door swings open, opportunity for change has the chance to enter.

That’s what some members of the National Association of Federal Veterinarians are hoping will happen now that two top food safety positions at the U.S, Department of Agriculture are in line for new leadership.

On July 31, Al Almanza retired from…

papers_406x250The Food and Drug Administration has released draft guidance recommending a common format for the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) form. Last June, FDA published the final rule regarding the VFD, which brings the use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals under veterinary supervision so that they are used only when necessary for assuring animal health. During…

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-veterinarian-farm-cattle-examines-animal-ranch-cows-image49694854On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration published the final rule for its Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), which brings the use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals under veterinary supervision so that they are used only when necessary for assuring animal health. “That means using a product for a specifically-identified disease, at the right dose, and…

This is Episode 4 of the Uncommon Veterinarian Podcast, originally published on Elliott Garber’s Uncommon Veterinarian website and printed here with permission. In this episode, I interview Dr. Romina Hennig, a 2009 veterinary graduate from the University of Florida. She currently works full-time in Washington, D.C., as an Enforcement, Investigations and Analysis Officer with the…

It’s lunchtime and you’re starved. Could eat a cow. Well, maybe a hamburger. Better yet a cheeseburger with lots of fried onions.

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As you savor the freshly made burger and finish it off with some cold milk, you might want to tip your glass in a toast to the many veterinarians dedicated to making sure …

Despite the central role that veterinarians play in food safety, a critical shortage of food-animal veterinarians is threatening the safety of the U.S. food supply, warns Veterinarian Ron DeHaven, CEO of the American Veterinary Medical Association, in a video put out by the association. DeHaven said that one of the main reasons for the shortage…

As part of the 2010 Annual Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance, Symposium 3 brought together experts to present during a symposium titled, “Implications of Rapid Diagnostic Testing.”

Presenters for this portion of the conference included Dr. Ian Gardner, MPVM, BVSc, PhD, of the University of California (Davis, CA) and Dr. Daniel B. Jernigan, MPH, from the …

A Canadian veterinarian is now under house arrest for making false written statements.

The Ontario Court of Justice in Woodstock found Dr. Brian Hill guilty of a global count of violating section 35(1) of Canada’s Health of Animals Act.

Dr. Hill received a 12-month conditional sentence, which is resulting in nine months of house arrest.…