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Robin Ganzert Celebrates Passing of Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act

Robin Ganzert and the AHA support the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act and the potential that it could hold for future advancements in animal health.
 
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    WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Robin Ganzert strives to stay abreast of the latest trends and developments in animal care. This includes following changes in government policies and legislation. All of these regulations have an impact on the work that the American Humane Association (AHA) does. As president and CEO of this non-profit organization, Ganzert wants to ensure that their work not only complies with regulations, but also is also as beneficial as possible. She supports advancements that will improve the impact of their work protecting the wellbeing of animals and children.

Even though 2014 has barely begun, the government is well on its way to making changes. A recent article on dvm360 highlights the recent passing of the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act by the Senate. Although this is just the start for this bill, it is a positive step in the right direction. It still must pass in the House of Representatives before it can become a law. Supporters must keep pushing and advocating for this act and the benefits that it would provide.

According to the article, the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act "allows veterinarians in mobile practices to transport and use controlled substances. This addresses a critical need for large animal veterinarians covering a wide territory, in applications ranging from anesthesia to pain management to euthanasia."

Essentially it would broaden the scope of services that mobile veterinarians are able to provide, thus enhancing animal health. Not all owners are able to bring their animal into a clinic, especially if it is a large animal. Veterinarians must travel to them. Previous regulations limited the medications that they were able to take with them, however. This impacted their ability to provide the most effective care because they had fewer resources at their disposal.

Under the Controlled Substances Act, veterinarians are prohibited from taking controlled substances with them beyond the location where they are permitted to practice. This means that when treating animals at the owner's residence, on a farm, or in the wild, they cannot take these medications along. This act would change the laws, allowing them to provide care for animals where necessary, and bring the controlled substances they require. It gives veterinarians, especially mobile practitioners, more flexibility.

Robin Ganzert and the AHA support this initiative, recognizing the importance of providing animals with high-quality care. "It is vital that veterinarians are supported in their work," says Dr. Ganzert. "They play an instrumental role in the continued health and wellbeing of animals of all sizes. And all of these animals deserve high-quality care. This act will allow them to provide even more beneficial care when it comes to treating all animals." Robin Ganzert plans to continue following and supporting this bill as it makes its way through Congress.

ABOUT:

Dr. Ganzert assumed the role of president and CEO of the American Humane Association in 2010. Since this time she has played an instrumental role in helping the organization to thrive and become more active and relevant in communities. She has spearheaded numerous initiatives geared toward research, education, training, and services. Some of these programs include: No Animals Were Harmed, Wags4Patriots, Red Star Rescue, Humane Heroes Club, and Hero Dog Awards. Robin Ganzert is dedicated to upholding the mission of the AHA to protect the welfare, wellness, and wellbeing of animals and children everywhere and maximize the potential of the human-animal bond.



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