So much debate over the non-profit spay neuter clinic issues! Do you ever wonder if you can really provide high quality spay / neuter services at low cost?
Here's a perspective from someone who is doing just that.
My name is Jacob Boyer, veterinarian and owner of SpayXperts Spay Neuter Veterinary Clinic in Norman, Oklahoma, the only for profit spay neuter clinic according to Google. I also live in a state where spay neuter clinics are in heated debate. Since spay neuter is my business, I follow any news that circulates locally and nationally via Google alerts. I just wanted the board to know, the world is watching, and Alabama is likely to set a precedent for other states.
2013 AVMA Veterinary Workforce Report Confirms Excess Capacity in U.S. Veterinary Profession
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A major study released today by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and conducted by IHS Healthcare & Pharma in partnership with the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the State University of New York estimates an excess capacity of veterinary services in the United States. Specifically, the report indicates that the supply of veterinarians in the United States in 2012 was 90,200, and that supply exceeded the demand for veterinary services by about 11,250 full-time equivalent veterinarians.
All of us here at ALVPOA would like to join the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners in congratulating Dr. Jerome Williams, the Director of the Alabama Veterinary Professional Wellness Program on his recent invitation to speak at the 2013 World Veterinary Congress that is to be held in Prague, Czech Republic!
This is just one of the many accomplishments that Dr. Williams has achieved in his short time as Director of the Alabama Veterinary Professional Wellness Program. Dr. Williams as Director of the AVPWP has proved to be a much needed asset to the Wellness Program.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Mike Newman!
Dr. Mike Newman has been elected as the new AVMA District III Executive Board representative. Mike is a veterinarian from Birmingham, and has succeeded in private practice and in the continuing education program at Southeastern Veterinary Surgeon's Conference and Alabama Academy of Veterinary Practitioners, as well as the continuing education programming for the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, and then expanding those efforts to many offices with the ALVMA, AVMA and other veterinary schools and associations across the country. We look forward to working with Mike to polish the practices of the AVMA that have brought us the success our profession has achieved so far.
This is an update from the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industry.
All the States are preparing for implementation of the pending USDA Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) rule. One of the major components of traceability under the ADT rule is the information collected from properly completed interstate health certificates. A copy of all interstate health certificates is forwarded to the state of destination for their records. Receiving States are carefully scrutinizing all interstate health certificates issued for animals moving into their state to insure that all of the information needed to complete a trace is provided. Health certificates that are incomplete are rejected by the receiving State, and returned to Dr. Frazier, Alabama State Veterinarian.