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LEADER FOR VETERINARY
PRACTICE AND BUSINESS
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How to improve
doozi s DR. DANNER’S
Some veterinarians and staff go the extra
mile to bring themselves to the attention of
state veterinary boards.
By Lou Anne Epperley, DVM, For Veterinary Practice News
From dog breeders performing at-home ear-crop surgeries to hydrocodone-addicted veterinary staff members, Dan G. Danner, DVM, has seen some bonafide doozies during his service on the Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
and the board of directors of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards.
Dr. Danner, a 1978 graduate of Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary
Health Sciences, was appointed to the Oklahoma veterinary board (OSBVME) in 2003 by
the governor and reappointed in 2008, serving two five-year terms.
Volume 26/Number 5 May 2014 VeterinaryPracticeNews.com
eTax pros spread the word about section 179
Doozies, Page 24
Taxes, Page 26
GARR Y L./SHUTTERS TOCK
By Don Jergler
For Veterinary Practice News
“You can elect to recover all or part of the cost of certain qualifying property,
up to a limit, by deducting it in the year you place the property in service.
This is the Section 179 deduction. You can elect the Section 179 deduction
instead of recovering the cost by taking depreciation deductions.”
—Internal Revenue Service definition of Section 179 of the U.S. tax code.
That sounds innocuous as the tax code goes, but tax professionals who deal with small businesses like veterinary clinics are warn- ing the the Section 179 deduction has been changed yet again
for 2014, as Congress is wont to do.
By Ken Niedziela
Veterinary Practice News
A U.S. Food and Drug Administra- tion plan to phase out the use of medically important antimicrobials in livestock feed and drinking
water has won the overwhelming support of the veterinary drug industry.
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