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Veterinarian Update
          advancing the science and art of veterinary medicine

                                                             Small animal academy in columbia, Sc
                                                                March 20, 2011 - Up To 6 CE Hours! See page 8 for more details!



                                                                                          Happy New Year
                                                                                          and Happy 100th
                                                                                          Anniversary!
                                                                                          By Mark Moore, DVM
                                                                                          SCAV President
 Volume 9, Issue 1
 letter From the President ................... 1-2
 Your New sCAV President ................. 2
                                                            What an exciting time to be a member of           Westin at Hilton Head. this top-notch beach
 sCAV shares Birthday With                                  the sCAV! Frankly, I am a little intimidated.     front property offers the best in meeting and
 250th Anniversary of the
 Veterinary Profession ......................... 2          It is such an honor to be president of a one      sleeping rooms and in family fun activities.
                                                            hundred year old organization. Additionally,      the exhibit hall will be expanded and the
 sCAV Participates in
 AVmA leadership meetings ................ 2                Dr. senf has performed exceptionally well         educational offerings will be of very high
                                                            and has left big shoes to fill. I am quite        caliber. Personally, I cannot wait until June!
 legislative updates ............................ 3-4
                                                            honored to fill the position and look forward     second, our fall meeting returns to
 sCAV Recognizes Past                                       to serving you.
 Presidents over the last 100 Years ...... 5
                                                                                                              Charleston in mid october. What a great
                                                            I want to assure you that I, along with the       place to be in the fall (much better than
 AVmA House Advisory
                                                            other board members, will continue to look        January)! In addition to sCAV’s annual
 Committee seeks Nominations ............ 6
                                                            out for the best interests of south Carolina      meeting, this fall program will feature sCAV’s
 Recession Impacts Veterinarians .......... 7               veterinarians and the veterinary profession. I    Academy.
 sCAV office Depot                                          fully anticipate continued progress during this   third, the sCAV is hard at work trying to
 Discount Program .............................. 7          wonderful year.                                   get the south Carolina legislature to give
 sCAV march small                                           We have great things in store. First, the         its support to the uGA Veterinary teaching
 Animal Academy ................................ 8-9
                                                            small Animal Academy is scheduled sunday,         Hospital expansion. Dr. Donny Gamble has
 AVmA Board Approves                                        march 20th at the Columbia metropolitan           been instrumental in helping sCAV connect
 Funding and legislative Priorities ........ 11-12
                                                            Convention Center. As an sCAV member,             with south Carolina decision makers. No
 utah House Passes Veterinary                               your attendance at this small Animal              doubt, the completion of this project will
 school Bill ......................................... 12   Academy (or the large Animal Academy) is          greatly benefit the veterinary community of
 Are You Protected? ............................. 14        totally free. What a great member benefit.        south Carolina by significantly expanding
                                                            teresa DeFrancesco, DVm, DACVIm                   (doubling) the number of veterinary students
 ADVeRtIseRs:                                               (cardiology), DACVeCC is the featured             accepted at uGA and by elevating the quality
 AVmA PlIt ...................................... 6         speaker who will address a six-hour session,      of their education. I encourage you to be
 transFirst........................................... 7    Get to the Heart of the matter – A New            responsive to your fellow sCAV members
 sC Veterinary specialists .................... 10          Approach to evaluating Heart Disease in Cats      when they request your support in this effort.
 Nutrimax .......................................... 12     and Dogs. IDeX X has generously agreed to         A united front is paramount.
 university of Georgia                                      sponsor this presentation. see the enclosed       Fourth, we have plans to make the sCAV
 College of Veterinary medicine ........... 13              brochure for more details.                        more visible to our legislators. We want them
 Classified Ads ................................... 15      our summer meeting, the southeast                 to think of us first in animal related issues
 simmons .............................. back cover          Veterinary Conference, has a new venue-- the      and come to us for expert opinions. sCAV
                                                                                                                                                  Continues
                                                                                                              The Veterinarian Update, Winter 2011 1
letter from the President (cont.)                                             About Dr. Mark Moore Your new SCaV President
is working with legislative Counsel Jeff thordahl to increase our             sCAV elected Dr. mark moore, DVm, as the sCAV
visibility, and sCAV will inform you as opportunities arise.                  Board of Directors President for 2011.
Above all else, remember the sCAV is YouR association. We
                                                                              Dr. moore grew up in southeastern Kentucky and
are here to promote and to protect veterinarians and veterinary
medicine in south Carolina and I intend to continue that tradition.           studied at morehead state university. He moved to
I will not claim to have all the answers, but I do have a great group         south Carolina in 1997 after graduating from the
of people to serve with who can help find them.                               Auburn university College of Veterinary medicine. Dr.
stay current on updates and important issues throughout the year              moore owns and operates seneca Animal Hospital, PA,
by reading your sCAV newsletters and emails.                                  which is a mixed animal practice in seneca, sC.

                                                                              When Dr. moore is not caring for animals at the clinic,
Best wishes and have a great year!                                            he enjoys caring for his two dogs and two cats, playing
                                                                              outdoor sports, games of pick-up basketball, reading
                                                                              books by louis l’Amour and trying to keep up with
mark moore                                                                    his 4-year-old daughter, Zoe. Dr. moore and his wife,
                                                                              Kasey, are expecting their second child.




             SCAV Shares Birthday With 250th
  Anniversary of the Veterinary Profession
  the world’s first veterinary school was founded in lyon, France, in        Bourgelat’s genius did not stop there. Because of his fruitful
  1761, shortly followed by the Alfort veterinary school (near Paris)        collaboration with surgeons in lyon, he was also the first scientist
  in 1764, both of them at the initiative of French veterinarian Claude      who dared to suggest that studying animal biology and pathology
  Bourgelat. this means that 2011 will mark the 250th world anniversary      would help to improve our understanding of human biology and
  of veterinary education, in addition to the Centennial for the south       pathology. this year will also mark the 250th anniversary of the
  Carolina Association of Veterinarians.                                     concept of comparative pathobiology, without which modern medicine
                                                                             would never have emerged. For more information about the World
  By setting up the world’s first veterinary training institutions,
                                                                             Anniversary of Veterinary medicine, visit http://www.vet2011.org.
  Bourgelat created the veterinary profession itself. thus, 2011 will also
  mark the 250th world anniversary of the veterinary profession.



SCaV Participates in aVMa leadership Meetings
the south Carolina Association of Veterinarians was represented               for public review at http://www.avma.org/issues/policy/mvpa.asp.
well at the 2011 AVmA leadership meetings held in Chicago in                  In addition, the AVmA task Force on strategic Planning is
January. sCAV President mark moore, Vice President scott Bryant,              developing a strategic plan to guide the association for the next two
AVmA Delegate Walter Robinson, AVmA Alternate Delegate Boyd                   to four years. It includes six draft strategic goals based on input
Parr, and executive Director marie Queen attended the two-day                 from AVmA leadership and members.
program that featured sessions on leading an association, motivating
committee members, and providing outstanding customer service.                Information was also provided about the draft NAVmeC report on
                                                                              veterinary education that is already being used to shape programs
these meetings also updated affiliate organization leaders with               at veterinary schools across the country. the NAVmeC report, as
AVmA-specific information. For example, the AVmA model Veterinary             well as the NAVmeC Report Feedback Form, can be accessed at
Practice Act is used by states and licensing boards to help shape the         www.navmec.org. the current consultative period is open to input
rules that govern veterinary medicine. last revised in 2003, the model        from the public until Feb. 28, 2011. the Association of American
practice act is currently under review by an AVmA task force that will        Veterinary medical Colleges is expected to approve the report by the
consider the comments submitted and make recommendations for                  in march 2011.
revisions to the AVmA executive Board. the current act is available

2 The Veterinarian Update, Winter 2011
legislative                                        SC house of representatives                       Robert l. Brown
                                                                                                     Joseph s. Daning
                                                   Committee takes Shape
updates                                            House members overwhelmingly re-elected
                                                   House speaker Bobby Harrell by a vote of
                                                   112-5. Harrell was challenged by York County
                                                                                                     Jerry N. Govan, Jr.
                                                                                                     Harold mitchell, Jr.
several bills were pre-filed in the south                                                            James m. Neal
Carolina legislature that are of interest to the   Representative Ralph Norman.
                                                                                                     Ralph W. Norman
veterinary community.                              In his acceptance speech, Harrell said his
                                                   priorities will include passing legislation       Phillip D. owens
H 3114 would amend existing laws relating to
permissible methods of euthanasia, including a     to help businesses grow jobs, passing tort        Andrew s. Patrick
ban on the use of carbon monoxide gas for this     reform, streamlining state agencies for cost
                                                                                                     Richard m. Quinn, Jr.
purpose.                                           savings, imposing spending caps and increasing
                                                   transparency.                                     Bill taylor
H 3125 would provide that beginning July 1,                                                          Anne Johnston thayer
2011, the state veterinarian will be transferred   Darlington Representative Jay lucas was elected
from Clemson university to the Department          House speaker Pro tempore. the post was           William R. Whitmire
of Agriculture. upon this transfer, the state      vacated following the defeat of travelers Rest
                                                   Representative Harry Cato during the primary.     mark N. Willis
veterinarian would be under the sole direction
of the Commissioner of Agriculture and                                                               etHICs
                                                   the House Agriculture Committee elected a
would no longer be under the direction of any      new Chairman to fill the post vacated by former   Joan B. Brady
other entity or individual including, but not      Chairman Jeff Duncan who was elected to serve
limited to, the state livestock-Poultry Heath                                                        laurie slade Funderburk
                                                   in Congress from the third Congressional
Commission or Clemson university.                  District. the new Chairman is Horry County        Phillip D. lowe
H 3209 would provide that a court may              Representative Nelson Hardwick -- All other       michael A. Pitts
prohibit harm or harassment to a pet animal        House Committee Chairman were re-elected by
                                                   their respective committees. Below are the 2011   James Roland smith
owned, possessed, kept, or held by a petitioner
and allow the court to order temporary             House Committee Appointments.                     C. David umphlett, Jr.
possession of pet animals.
                                                   AGRICultuRe, NAt. ResouRCes &                     JuDICIARY
H 3372 would amend existing laws making it         eNVIRoNmeNtAl AFFAIRs
                                                                                                     Karl B. Allen
unlawful to remove or destroy an electronic        Paul l. Agnew
collar or other electronic device placed on a                                                        Bruce W. Bannister
dog by its owner to maintain control of the        Nathan Ballentine
                                                                                                     H. Boyd Brown
dog.                                               William m. Chumley
                                                                                                     Alan D. Clemmons
s 22 would amend laws to allow a person            thomas Dennis Corbin
                                                                                                     J. Derham Cole, Jr.
to use a firearm to kill or wound any animal       William e. Crosby
during any season in self-defense of another,                                                        F. Gregory Delleney, Jr.
or defense of domestic animals.                    Chandra e. Dillard
                                                                                                     laurie slade Funderburk
s 57 would provide that if a law enforcement       marion B. Frye
                                                                                                     Daniel P. Hamilton
agent, animal control officer, or animal control   Nelson l. Hardwick
officer has probable cause to believe that a                                                         James H. Harrison
                                                   David R. Hiott
dangerous animal has made an unprovoked                                                              George m. Hearn
attack on a human being or domestic animal         William m. Hixon
                                                                                                     Jenny Anderson Horne
and caused serious bodily injury, the agent or     Kenneth F. Hodges
officer must seize and impound the dangerous                                                         Peter michael mcCoy, Jr.
animal.                                            Patsy G. Knight
                                                                                                     Walton J. mcleod
s 200 would amend laws to enact the                Joseph A. mceachern
                                                                                                     Wendy K. Nanney
“Provisions for Cost of Animal Care Act of         V. stephen moss
                                                                                                     J. todd Rutherford
2011,” to provide that the custodian of an         Christopher John murphy
animal taken into custody due to civil or                                                            Bakari t. sellers
criminal violations by its owner may petition      Kevin Robert Ryan
                                                                                                     Garry R. smith
the court for expenses related to providing care   tommy m. stringer
to the animal.                                                                                       James e. smith, Jr.
                                                   ted m. Vick
s 226 would require a person convicted for                                                           F. michael sottile
animal abuse felony and is physically within the   eDuCAtIoN AND PuBlIC WoRKs                        leonidas e. stavrinakis
boundaries of south Carolina for more than 10      todd Kevin Atwater                                edward Ray tallon, sr.
consecutive days to register with the county
sheriff. It would also require the maintenance     eric J. Bikas                                     thad t. Viers
of a central registry of animal abusers to be      Don C. Bowen                                      J. David Weeks
made available to the public through internet
                                                   lester P. Branham, Jr.                            J. seth Whipper
access, telephone, in writing and in person.
                                                   Norman Douglas Brannon                            thomas R. Young, Jr.


                                                                                                     The Veterinarian Update, Winter 2011 3
                                 Legislative Update
                           SC House of Representatives Committee Takes Shape (cont.)

lABoR, CommeRCe AND INDustRY             WAYs AND meANs                lewis e. Pinson
Carl l. Anderson                         merita A. Allison             l. Kit spires
Jimmy C. Bales                           michael A. Anthony            W. Brian White
eric m. Bedingfield                      liston D. Barfield            William R. Whitmire
William K. Bowers                        James A. Battle, Jr.          INteRstAte CooPeRAtIoN
Joan B. Brady                            Kenneth A. Bingham            Joseph s. Daning
Grady A. Brown                           William Clyburn               William m. Hixon
Kristopher R. Crawford                   Gilda Cobb-Hunter             Harold mitchell, Jr.
shannon s. erickson                      Daniel t. Cooper              ted m. Vick
P. michael Forrester                     tracy R. edge                 mark N. Willis
michael W. Gambrell                      William G. Herbkersman
                                                                       INVItAtIoNs AND memoRIAl
Jackie e. Hayes                          lonnie Hosey                  ResolutIoNs
Phillip D. lowe                          Chip Huggins                  liston D. Barfield
David J. mack, III                       Harry B. limehouse, III       Don C. Bowen
Dennis C. moss                           Dwight A. loftis              marion B. Frye
steve A. Parker                          James H. merrill              Cathy B. Harvin
lewis e. Pinson                          Joseph H. Neal
                                                                       Joseph A. mceachern
William e. sandifer, III                 Denny Woodall Neilson
mclain R. toole                          Harry l. ott, Jr.             oPeRAtIoNs AND mANAGemeNt
                                         michael A. Pitts              merita A. Allison
meDICAl, mIlItARY, PuBlIC AND
muNICIPAl AFFAIRs                        J. Gary simrill               Jimmy C. Bales
terry Alexander                          B. R. skelton                 Patsy G. Knight
Curtis Brantley                          G. murrell smith, Jr.         Deborah A. long
mia Butler Garrick                       James Roland smith            steve A. Parker
Wendell G. Gilliard                      C. David umphlett, Jr.        Garry R. smith
Christopher R. Hart                      W. Brian White                mclain R. toole
Cathy B. Harvin                          Rules
leon Howard                              michael A. Anthony
                                                                       the 119th General Assembly convened on
Joseph H. Jefferson                      todd Kevin Atwater            January 11, 2011
John Richard C. King                     Grady A. Brown
Deborah A. long                          Alan D. Clemmons
elizabeth Rogers munnerlyn               Kristopher R. Crawford
J. Anne Parks                            Jerry N. Govan, Jr.
thomas e. Pope                           William G. Herbkersman
Ronnie A. sabb                           David R. Hiott
l. Kit spires                            Dwight A. loftis
David tribble, Jr.                       Joseph H. Neal
Robert Q. Williams                       Denny Woodall Neilson



4 The Veterinarian Update, Winter 2011
                SCAV Recognizes Past Presidents
                    Over the Last 100 Years
                                      hats off to 100 Years of Great leadership!

* 1910 ............................. B. McInnes           * 1945 ............................. F.P. Caughman, Jr.    *1980 .............................. J.T. Anderson
* 1911 ............................. B. McInnes           * 1946 ............................. F.P. Caughman, Jr.    *1981 .............................. R.H. Kemmerlin
* 1912 ............................. B. McInnes           * 1947 ............................. J.G. Gibson           1982 ................................ J.W. Bryan
* 1913 ............................. J.H. Morse           * 1948 ............................. W.F. Rawlinson        1983 ................................ W.C. Robinson, III
* 1914 ............................. J.H. Morse           * 1949 ............................. R.L. Willis           1984 ................................ J.G. Murray
* 1915 ............................. M.R. Blackstock      * 1950 ............................. S.M. Witherspoon      1985 ................................ W.H. Morgan
* 1916 ............................. F.P. Caughman, Sr.   * 1951 ............................. L.D. Rodgers          1986 ................................ W.C. Cottingham
* 1917 ............................. R.O. Feeley          * 1952 ............................. R.W. Beaty            1987 ................................ C.E. Davidson
* 1918 ............................. R.O. Feeley          * 1953 ............................. G.K. Smith            1988 ................................ J.H. Southard, Sr.
* 1919 ............................. F.E. Kitchen         * 1954 ............................. O.M. Strock           1989 ................................ J.J. Hubbell
* 1920 ............................. F.E. Kitchen         * 1955 ............................. S.P. Galphin          1990 ................................ J.A. Eidson, Jr.
* 1921 ............................. W.A. Barnette        * 1956 ............................. W.R. Beasley          1991 ................................ K.C. Shuler
* 1922 ............................. W.K. Lewis           * 1957 ............................. T.E. Brown            1992 ................................ J.P. Thompson, Jr.
* 1923 ............................. W.K. Magil           * 1958 ............................. G.M. Smith            1993 ................................ W.A. McPhail
* 1924 ............................. T.J. Kinard          1959 ................................ G.J. Lawhon, Jr.     1994 ................................ G.W. George
* 1925 ............................. E.P. Stanton         * 1960 ............................. T.M. Rhodes           1995 ................................ C.W. Jordan
* 1926 ............................. R.R. Sailey          * 1961 ............................. R.E. Atkinson         1996 ................................ J.T. Mullikin
* 1927 ............................. R.A. Mays            * 1962 ............................. S.R. McMaster         1997 ................................ J.H. Jones
* 1928 ............................. C.C. Harmon          * 1963 ............................. W.S. Burnett          1998 ................................ J.M. Harris
* 1929 ............................. G.J. Lawhon, Sr.     1964 ................................ J.W. Dantzler        1999 ................................ N. Hughston
* 1930 ............................. B.C. Tailey          *1965 .............................. W.R. Beasley          2000 ................................ B. Platt
* 1931 ............................. B.C. McLean          1966 ................................ J.M. Williams        2001 ................................ C. Cleland
* 1932 ............................. B.C. McLean          1967 ................................ J.W. Sample          *2002 .............................. W. Lazenby
* 1933 ............................. B.C. McLean          1968 ................................ B.M. Westbury        2003 ................................ R.R. Basinger
* 1934 ............................. G.R. Kitchen         1969 ................................ W.E. Sailey          2004................................ R. Troutman
* 1935 ............................. L.J. Hogan           1970 ................................ E.E. Nissan          2005 ................................ S. Strum
* 1936 ............................. N.J. Ayers           *1971 .............................. E.G. Horres           2006 ................................ R. A. Weeks
* 1937 ............................. H.L. Frieze          1972 ................................ E. McDowell          2007 ................................ A. A. Finley
* 1938 ............................. J.H. Moore           1973 ................................ R.M. Edwards, Jr.    2008 ................................ G. D. Macaulay
* 1939 ............................. D.O. Kitchen         1974 ................................ J.O. Shuler          2009 ................................ S. R. Duncan
* 1940 ............................. D.O. Kitchen         1975 ................................ D.H. Spearman        2010 ................................ S. Senf
* 1941 ............................. J.T. Dickson         1976 ................................ G. McElmurray, Jr    * Indicates deceased
* 1942 ............................. J.T. Dickson         1977 ................................ A.F. Stringer, Jr.
* 1943 ............................. D.O. Kitchen         1978 ................................ W.L. Wise
* 1944 ............................. D.O. Kitchen         1979 ................................ L.H. Ahrens

                                                                                                                     The Veterinarian Update, Winter 2011 5
         AVMA House Advisory Committee
               Seeks Nominations
 Nominations are invited for appointment to the AVMA House        Because the professional classification codes in an individual’s
 Advisory Committee (HAC) for the position representing           AVMA member record serve as the reference to determine
 Private Practice, Predominantly Equine, and the position         eligibility for service on an AVMA entity, it is necessary that the
 representing Federal or State Government. The election will      candidate’s information is current. Candidates should visit the
 be held in July 2011 in St. Louis during the Annual Session      AVMA website at www.avma.org/myavma to check the accuracy
 of the House of Delegates (HOD). According to the HOD            of their professional activity information. Once at www.avma.
 Manual, “predominantly will be interpreted to mean that          org/myavma, candidates should click on “Update Your Member
 50% or more of the candidate’s professional activity is in the   Information,” log in, and then make any adjustments that may be
 category specified.”                                             necessary.
 HAC nominations must be received by the Office of the            Please feel free to email OfficeEVP@avma.org or call 800-248-
 Executive Vice President by April 1, 2011. Candidates should     2862, ext. 6605 with any questions. We will also be sending this
 submit nominations via email to OfficeEVP@avma.org, via          message to each of the HOD delegates and alternates.
 fax to 847-925-0944, or via mail to AVMA, Office of the
 Executive Vice President, 1931 N. Meacham Rd, Suite 100,
 Schaumburg, IL 60173.



6 The Veterinarian Update, Winter 2011
 Recession Impacts Many
 Veterinary Incomes
Source: american Veterinary Medical association
Veterinarians are feeling the impact of the recession, and it’s hitting many   Those practices that saw decreases included mixed animal practices-which
with salary decreases, according to the 2011 American Veterinary Medical       had average salaries of $117,201 in 2007 and dropped to $107,064 in
Association (AVMA) Report on Veterinary Compensation.                          2009-companion animal predominant-$120,462 in 2007 to $117,524 in
                                                                               2009-and equine-$131,195 to $126,641.
“It’s important to note that average salaries did decline in some types of
private practice, including equine and large animal, but these declines        Food animal exclusive veterinarians also saw a dip in pay from 2007 to
clearly could have been worse,” says Dr. Karen Felsted, CPA, MS, CVPM,         2009, from $139,612 to $131,479, but they are still the highest paid
chief executive officer of the National Commission on Veterinary Economic      veterinarians working in private practice. All veterinarians working in public
Issues. “We know that veterinary visits have declined due to the recession.    and corporate positions experienced salary increases between 2007 and
Veterinarians are not recession proof.”                                        2009, and the top earning veterinarians in 2009 worked in industry,
                                                                               on average earning $167,415.
While many veterinarians did see salary losses, the AVMA study shows that
average salary for private practice veterinarians increased from $115,447 in   The AVMA Report on Veterinary Compensation is available for
2007 to $121,303 in 2009, largely due to the fact that companion animal        purchase by the general public at https://ebusiness.avma.org/
exclusive veterinarians saw salary increases from $113,373 to $124,768.        EBusiness50/ProductCatalog/default.aspx.



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10 The Veterinarian Update, Winter 2011
 AVMA Board Approves Funding
 and Legislative Priorities
food safety, workforce issues at forefront of agenda
the executive Board approved positions on several veterinary-        safety regulations. the council and committee also find such
related bills and prioritized the Association’s FY 2012              requirements would unnecessarily increase production costs,
appropriations initiatives.                                          especially when there is no current, compelling need for such
                                                                     legislative action, as prevalence of e coli o157:H7 in ground
on recommendation of the legislative Advisory Committee,
                                                                     beef has been steadily decreasing under existing programs.
the board directed the Governmental Relations Division staff to
actively pursue fiscal year 2012 appropriations for the following:   • the e. coli traceability and eradication Act would develop
$6 million for the Veterinary medicine loan Repayment                a sampling and testing program for e coli in boneless
Program; $14 million for Animal traceability systems for Animal      beef manufacturing trimming and other raw ground beef
Disease; $5 million for the National Veterinary Accreditation        components. As with the e. coli eradication Act, the AVmA
Program; and $3 million for the Veterinary services Investment       Food safety Advisory Committee and the Council on Public
Act—if passed in the 111th Congress.                                 Health and Regulatory Veterinary medicine believe the
                                                                     proposed programs are redundant.
the board also approved lAC recommendations of nonsupport
by the AVmA for four bills introduced in the 111th Congress.         • legislation to revise the definition of the term “adulterated”
the bills did not advance before the session ended in                to include contamination with e coli. the AVmA Food safety
December 2010 but may be reintroduced in the 112th Congress.         Advisory Committee and Council on Public Health and
the lAC made its recommendations after consulting with               Regulatory Veterinary medicine believe that the Department
appropriate AVmA entities. those bills are as follows:               of Agriculture has the regulatory and oversight mechanisms it
                                                                     needs in place and that further legislative action is unnecessary.
• the Poison-Free Poultry Act would ban the arsenic
compound known as roxarsone as a food additive. the AVmA             the board also approved a recommendation of no action on
Food safety Advisory Committee and Council on Public                 the amended version of s. 373, which specifically lists the
Health and Regulatory Veterinary medicine recognized the             following species of the Python and related genera as injurious
importance of roxarsone as a coccidiostat to the poultry             animals: Python molurus, Broghammerus reticulatus, P sebae, P
industry and decided that evidence of harm to the environment        natalensis, Boa constrictor, eunectes notaeus, e deschauenseei,
is inconclusive. the AVmA Clinical Practitioners Advisory            e murinus, and e beniensis. the Committee on environmental
Committee was concerned the legislation would preempt the            Issues is supportive of the listed species in the amended bill
Food and Drug Administration’s previous scientific evaluation        but is concerned with the method by which policy makers
and approval of the feed additive. In addition to preemption         determined the list of injurious species.
of the FDA’s authority, the legislation could result in higher
                                                                     According to the CeI, the u.s. Fish and Wildlife service follows
parasite loads, subclinically infected animals entering the food
                                                                     a structured, scientifically based evaluation process looking
supply, and diminished availability of drugs that can also aid in
                                                                     at economic and environmental aspects, risks, and impacts,
the prevention of swine dysentery.
                                                                     whereas the legislation circumvents this review, which, in the
• the e. coli eradication Act would require that                     CeI’s opinion, is the preferred way of developing public policy.
slaughterhouses, processing establishments, and grinding
                                                                     Additionally, the board approved a revised policy on AVmA
facilities perform specified tests for the presence of escherichia
                                                                     Fellowship stipends. Beginning in september 2011, fellowship
coli o157:H7 in ground beef. the bill would also subject
                                                                     stipends will no longer automatically increase 3 percent annually
imported trim, bench trim, and ground beef to the same testing
                                                                     but will instead receive the same cost-of-living adjustments
requirements as domestic trim, bench trim, and ground beef.
                                                                     applied to AVmA staff salaries every year.
the AVmA Food safety Advisory Committee and the Council on
Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary medicine believe the         As part of the three-year fellowship stipend review, the lAC
proposed programs would create redundancy with current food          considered stipend and benefit data from the American
                                                                                                                            Continues
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Board approves funding (cont.)                                    utah house Passes
Association for the Advancement of science. the data rank
AVmA’s 2010-2011 fellowship stipend as the third largest among
                                                                  Veterinary School Bill
the fellowship-sponsoring organizations.                          utah House members passed a bill to fund a $1.7 million
                                                                  veterinary school partnership between utah state university and
the lAC believes that the stipend policy, combined with the
                                                                  Washington state university. House Bill 57 passed on a 48-23
executive Board’s decision to provide up to $6,000 per year in
                                                                  vote January 28th. the bill now moves to the senate.
health insurance reimbursement, has successfully impacted the
number of fellowship applications and that the current stipend    Bill sponsor Republican John mathis of Vernal says the bill will
is at the appropriate level to attract a robust pool of new       allow students in utah to attend school at the logan university
applicants.                                                       for two years and finish the final two years of their degree in
                                                                  Washington.
Did you Know?                                                     opponents of the bill say it is too costly, despite the demand
                                                                  for animal doctors in utah’s farming industry. But mathis says
By one measure, veterinarians are active community leaders
                                                                  the proposed bill is less costly than having usu operate its own
across the united states. out of 7,384 positions in state
                                                                  program, which would cost about $10 million.
legislatures, 22 are filled by veterinarians, translating into
a ratio of 29 veterinarians per 10,000 seats. the ratio of
veterinarians in the u.s. population is fewer than 4 per 10,000
adults.
source: Dean Knudson, DVm, newly elected to Wisconsin
Assembly, 30th District.




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                                 Are You Protected?
                                  hired/non-owned auto liability
By Carl B. Cease III
the Covenant Group


It’s been a hectic monday at your practice and mid-afternoon         there’s an easy way to protect yourself from this scenario
one of your technicians tells you there’s no toilet paper. You       – Hired/Non-owned Auto liability coverage. If you have a
hand him a $10 bill and ask him to go to the nearest store to        company owned vehicle this coverage should be included in that
buy a package.                                                       policy. If you don’t have a company owned vehicle, it can be
Fifteen minutes later your receptionist calls you and tells you      added to your Business owners Policy. In either case the cost
that your technician has been in an accident. they are oK, but       is very reasonable for the peace of mind that it provides. For
the driver of the other vehicle was taken to the local emergency     example, a $500,000 limit for a clinic I recently worked with
room. Your technician makes their way back and all is well – or      cost $281 per year.
so you think.                                                        It’s very inexpensive peace of mind and a coverage that comes
six weeks go by and you receive a letter naming you and your         into play more than you’d like to think. Check with your agent
practice in a liability suit from the accident. How can that be?     to make sure they have this included in either your Commercial
                                                                     Auto policy if you have one or your Business owners Policy if
the issue arises if your employee’s personal auto insurance          you don’t have a company owned vehicle.
limits are not high enough. many only carry the sC state
mandated limits of $25,000/$50,000 liability and $25,000
property damage. these are extremely low and can get eaten up
in the most modest of accidents. If your employees’ limits are
not sufficient and they are on a work-related errand or trip, you
can legally be held liable.



                                              Josh’s Letter
Dear state VmAs,
the student AVmA (sAVmA), with the approval of the                   We really need help assembling these stories, and know that
American Veterinary Association, has partnered with the Josh         many state VmAs have awards for inspiring and heroic service
Project to promote the Human-Animal Bond by recognizing the          dogs and horses etc. *Would you please consider sending us a
comfort that dogs bring to children needing surgeries and long       story of an amazing animal with a picture that we could feature
hospital stays. the Josh Project helps children using the book,      in our calendar?* We sent out letters late last year, but have
*I’ll Be oK*. and the cuddly “Josh” plush puppy to relieve their     only gotten one response so far, and our deadline to find stories
anxieties about their illness and hospital visits.                   is fast approaching (Feb 1st). Please see the attached email for
                                                                     more information about the Josh Project and sAVmA’s efforts
student at participating veterinary schools across the u.s. help
                                                                     to help them raise money for a worthy cause. entries can be
fund-raise for the Josh Project in a variety of creative ways. to
                                                                     submitted to Dana Cannon, 3042 Gatehouse Ct., olney, mD
help the students in their efforts, the Josh Project is creating a
                                                                     20832, or emailed to me at dcannon@rossvet.edu.kn
calendar for 2012 featuring uplifting stories about the human-
animal bond that students can sell to raise money.

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               CLASSIFIeD ADS                                        SCAV exeCUtIVe BOARD
                                                                 President                        District 3
Only Practice in town!                                           Mark Moore, DVM                  Edward D. Crittendon Jr.,
                                                                 Seneca Animal Hospital, P.A.     DVM
Solo dr, SA in Marion, SC gross apprx $625K. This is a
                                                                 Phone: (864) 882-8747            Paw Prints Animal Hospital
Sportsman’s Dream! Abundance of hunting, water sports,           E: mkzmoore@bellsouth.net        Phone: (864) 442-9000
kayaking, canoeing, fishing, golf, & more. Enjoy the lifestyle                                    E: pawprintsdoc@bellsouth.net
of a simpler time. Pee Dee River Region offers charming
cities and towns rich in culture and history as well as a        Vice President
wonderful place to raise a family. It is only 47 miles to the
                                                                 G. Scott Bryant, DVM             District 4
                                                                 Westside Veterinary Clinic       Heather K. Gleaton, DVM
beaches and Boeing Aircraft & a major diaper plant are           Phone: (864) 587-1568            Roper Mountain Animal Hospital
coming to the area soon. Owner is motivated, priced to sell.     E: scottvetboy@msn.com           Phone: (864) 297-9190
Prx & RE $735K. (SC5C) Simmons & Associates: 800-333-                                             E: ropermountainah@aol.com
1984, www.simmonsinc.com, or email Rebecca@saase.com
                                                                 Past President
                                                                 Scott Senf, DVM
                                                                                                  District 5
                                                                                                  Michael Kolatis, DVM
                                                                 Animal Medical Center of Mt.

              2011 SCAV
                                                                                                  Fort Lawn Animal Hospital
                                                                 Pleasant
                                                                                                  Phone: (803) 872-4538
                                                                 Phone: (843) 881-5858
                                                                                                  E: drk@fortlawnvet.com

               Schedule
                                                                 E: ssenf@amcmp.com


                                                                 treasurer                        District 6
                                                                                                  Wendi Lilly-Bare, DVM
                                                                 Patricia Hill, DVM
                                                                                                  Pet Friends Veterinary Clinic
     March 20: Small animal academy in Columbia                  Hillcrest Animal Hospital
                                                                                                  Phone: (803) 419-7489
                                                                 Phone: (864) 967-7387
                                                                                                  E: wrlilly@yahoo.com
  June 19-23: SCaV Southeast Veterinary Conference in            E: patmack@earthlink.net
               hilton head at the westin
                                                                 Secretary                        AVMA Delegate
     october 20-23: SCaV lowcountry Conference in                Todd Brown, DVM
                                                                                                  Walter C. Robinson, DVM,
         Charleston at the francis Marion hotel                                                   MS, ABVP
                                                                 Murrells Inlet Veterinary
                                                                                                  East North Veterinary Clinic
                                                                 Hospital
                                                                                                  Phone: (864) 268-6312
                                                                 Phone: (843) 651-3355
                                                                                                  E: petwell2@bellsouth.net
                                                                 E: todder80@yahoo.com
 to advertise in the classified section, please
 contact Naomi Chiorazzi at 803.779.0340                         District 1                       Alternate AVMA
        or email at Naomi@scav.org                               Donald T. Gamble, DVM            Delegate
                                                                 Oakbrook Veterinary Clinic       Boyd Parr, DVM
                                                                 Phone: (843) 871-2900            E: bparr@clemson.edu
                                                                 E: donaldtgamble@bellsouth.net
                                                                                                  PAWS Foundation
                                                                 District 2                       Chair
                                                                 Mary Keisler, DVM                Rita A. Weeks, DVM
                                                                 Cherokee Trail Veterinary        Phone: (803) 604-1563
                                                                 Hospital                         E: vetmom4@gmail.com
                                                                 Phone: (803) 359-6611
                                                                 E: mwkthevet@aol.com




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