Veterinary Issues

Cosmetic Ear Cropping: An Open Letter

By Arnold L. Goldman DVM, MPH, NAIA Board Member | Published: 01/13/2020

The College of Veterinarians of British Columbia has a policy entitled “Cosmetic Ear Cropping of Dogs” which admonishes its members to cease ear-cropping surgery. This policy is the result of what some describe as a minority…

USDA Releases Key Report on Canine Imports

By Patti Strand | Published: 08/26/2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a key report finding that over 1 million dogs are imported into the U.S. each year. And, of those one million, less than one percent are subject to thorough health screenings…

There’s No Purebred Paradox, Only Love

By Arnold L. Goldman DVM, MPH, NAIA Board Member | Published: 06/1/2018

For the life of me, I cannot understand why a colleague would impugn the motives and professionalism of her fellow veterinarians, while also denigrating a part of life so dear to the many clients we are duty bound to serve.

AVMA HOD: Recall and Redraft Breeder Proposal!

By Dr. Marty Greer, DVM, JD, NAIA Chair | Published: 01/13/2017

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), has coming before its House of Delegates, a proposal to govern how veterinarians work with dog breeders.