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The Pet Doctor, Your Pet Health Matters on PetLifeRadio.comBernadine D. Cruz, DVM, host of The Pet Doctor

Bernadine D. Cruz, DVM

Does Washington Get a Paws Up or
Paws Down on Animal Related Issues?

Dr. Mark Lutschaunig on Pet Life Radio ........

..Dr. Mark Lutschaunig............................


The evening news is awash with intrigue and scandals from our nation’s capital, but there is some behavior that America’s elected officials should be ashamed of…their relations with animals.  Who is looking out for the health and safety of America’s animal and food?  From the Farm Bill, to animal welfare, food safety, conservation and research, it is the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Governmental Relations Division who is advocating behind the scenes for the needs of animals, people and the environment. 

My guest is Dr. Mark Lutschaunig, Director of the American Veterinary Medical Association.  We will discuss whether Washington gets a paw up or paws down on animal related issues.

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American Veterinary Medical Association based in Washington DC. Prior to joining the GRD, Dr. Lutschaunig spent six years as Manager of Professional Communications for Nestle Purina PetCare Company in St. Louis. In addition, Dr. Lutschaunig was the manager of ALPO Petfood’s animal nutrition research center and spent four years in clinical small animal practice.

Dr. Lutschaunig holds a VMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from DeSales University. Dr. Lutschaunig oversees the Association’s federal advocacy efforts in Washington.

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