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Fly-in brings veterinary advocates to Capitol Hill

Over 140 veterinarians and students met with lawmakers during the annual AVMA event, calling for legislation to close gaps in rural veterinary care and ensure the health of imported dogs.

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New data tool powers your perfect job search

Explore the job market in a new way with AVMA JobFIT. This tool pulls together socioeconomic, demographic, and other data about communities throughout the U.S. to help you find the perfect match. Explore JobFIT

Make your voice heard: Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics

Proposed updates to the AVMA's Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics are available for review and comment by all AVMA members. See the proposed changes, and contribute your thoughts between now and March 4, 2024. Review and comment

HOD addresses in-person VCPR, proposed midlevel position

The House of Delegates' January Veterinary Information Forum explored the risks of proposals currently under discussion in the profession, along with future workforce needs and staffing challenges in specific veterinary segments. Read now

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Become a mentor—Get a mentor

MentorVet Connect, brought to you by the AVMA, connects new veterinary graduates with trained mentors, free of charge. The connection can transform both partners. Apply now to become a mentor or mentee.

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Explore the Journey for Teams

Every veterinary team member now has a pathway to foster greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplaces. Discover the Journey for Teams—and see why veterinary colleagues are excited about it.

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Feline hospice, palliative care guidelines highlight cat, caregiver wellbeing

The recently released guidelines emphasize communication and ethical considerations while providing individualized care. They also discuss specific diseases, feline pain management best practices, and cat-friendly interactions.

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Chart of the month: Job satisfaction rises for veterinarians

Things may be better than previously believed when it comes to veterinarians’ career satisfaction and intention to leave the profession. As today’s chart shows, fewer than 2.5% of practicing veterinarians under age 55 are very likely to leave veterinary medicine within two years.

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Talking about cost of care

An intentional approach to conversations around cost of care helps clients understand treatment options while relying on the veterinarian’s expertise. Learn how in a new webinar on AVMA Axon.

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