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During the most recent annual convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), a panel entitled "Veterinary Oversupply: Issues and Ethics" was held. Though I did not attend the conference, I discovered several summaries of the events that transpired during this session, written by its various participants and observers. I read the reports with equal parts enthusiasm and anxiety. Unfortunately, they did little to encourage a positive opinion. Credit: Thinkstock Citing results from the AVMA workforce study published in April 2013, recording a 12.5% excess capacity of veterinarians, one side of the panel put forth the opinion that "the veterinary profession is in or near...

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Drought, wildfires, and earthquakes are some of the natural disasters that we Californians currently face. This may deter some people from moving to The Golden State, but I'd rather endure a chance that the earth will shake around me or blazes will develop in wildfire-prone areas as compared to living somewhere where there's a hurricane season (yes, a whole season dedicated to torrential rain and high-speed wind... no thanks). Credit: Thinkstock I've lived in Southern California for over eight years now and have not yet experienced a major earthquake. My first quake occurred in 2008 and the walls of my client's sturdily-built, Hollywood Hills house waved slightly and a chandelier was sent...