As previously described, NJ bill A1219 would require veterinarians or health officials to notify known pet owners prior to rabies testing of the deceased pet, which currently involves decapitation
Continue Reading NJ Rabies Notification Requirements Properly Amended by Governor’s Veto

FDA has continued to exercise its authority, via guidance documents, which FDA says, while not legally enforceable, represent the agencies current thinking on the topic.  To further the judicious use
Continue Reading FDA issues guidance #263 recommending that animal-approved over-the-counter medially important antimicrobial drugs are required to be overseen by veterinarians before sale and use.

FDA recently published Guidance #263 titled, “Recommendations for Sponsors of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs Approved for Use in Animals to Voluntarily Bring Under Veterinary Oversight All Products That Continue to
Continue Reading FDA issues guidance recommending that animal-approved over-the-counter medically important antimicrobial drugs are required to be overseen by veterinarians before sale and use.

As a veterinarian, if a pet-owner comes to you with questions or concerns about the safety of hemp or CBD infused pet products, are you prepared to navigate the conversation?
Continue Reading Veterinary Medicine, Pet Products and Cannabis

The California Veterinary Medical Board (Board) will meet by teleconference at 9:00 a.m., on Thursday, January 28, 2021 to discuss, amongst other agenda items, a “Presentation and Discussion on Access
Continue Reading California Veterinary Board to discuss lack of access to veterinary care in California

FDA has recently announced it is relaxing its enforcement of telemedicine for veterinarians under two federal provisions:  (1) when prescribing extralabel drug use; and (2) when prescribing medicate feed pursuant
Continue Reading COVID 19 Update Telemedicine: Enhanced Tools Available for Veterinarians