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CVM Releases Its Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2007

FDA Veterinarian Newsletter March / April 2008 Volume XXIII, No II

The Center for Veterinary Medicine in May released its Annual Report covering Fiscal Year 2007.

The newest report continues the feature CVM started with its first report in FY 2003 of presenting the performance goals established for the Center’s Management Team, and then stating whether the goals were met. The complete list of goals is presented in the report’s Appendix F, which appears for the first time in this Report.

Also, as with the previous reports, the FY 2007 edition presents a description of CVM’s organization, responsibilities, sphere of influence, and stakeholders and partners.

The report presents CVM’s activities in the format of “Challenges and Accomplishments,” covering areas such as ani-mal drug review, reducing the risk of antimicrobial resistance, controlling the risk from bovine spongiform encephalopathy, ensuring feed safety, working with counterterrorism, and avoiding unsafe drug residues in food. These areas are all up-dated from the previous annual report.

The FY 2007 Report highlights CVM’s activities in the area of protecting the health of companion animals. In the section on “Highlights from FY 2007,” the report describes in detail the work CVM and the Food and Drug Administration did in response to the melamine contamination of dog and cat food, and it reports on the large number of companion animal health products approved during the fiscal year.

A new feature of this year’s report is its look. Under the guidance of Center Director Dr. Bernadette Dunham, the report includes several photographs taken by members of CVM’s staff. In a cover letter describing the report, Dr. Dunham said, “We are showcasing the spectacular photographic talents of the CVM staff, to make the report even more attractive and fun to look through.”

The report will be made available on CVM’s Web site later this year. Meanwhile, printed copies are available from CVM. Contact Shannon Cameron, HFV-12, room 3508, 7519 Standish Place, Rockville, MD 20855; e-mail, shan-non.cameron@fda.hhs.gov; or phone phone at 240-276-9301.