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No More Outlaw Veterinarians
Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Tue Jul 15, 2014 06:12 PM CDT

Veterinarians can start breathing a little easier now when they go to work, without the fear that they might be arrested for carrying controlled substances out of their clinics to treat sick or dying animals. The Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act has passed Congress and only needs President Barack Obama's signature to become law.

The Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, sponsored by Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., and Ted Yoho, R-Fla., both veterinarians in the House; as well as Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Angus King, I-Maine, in the Senate, makes it legal for veterinarians to transport and use controlled substances beyond their registered places ...

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