October 01, 2016
The Animal Welfare Act was signed into law in 1966, originally to protect laboratory animals while also regulating animal dealers and the research facilities they supplied. Several times since then. Congress, responding to public opinion, has expanded the scope of the Animal Welfare Act so that it now covers a broad range of animals and animal-related activities.
Dr. Tom Meyer told the AVMA House of Delegates this past August that, as 2016-2017 AVMA president, he will ensure that the Association remains focused on improving member wellness. The mixed animal practice owner from Vancouver, Washington, also called on the AVMA to make its ongoing economic research more practical for individual veterinarians.
The 2016 Merial–National Institutes of Health National Veterinary Scholars Symposium took place July 28-31 at The Ohio State University. This year’s theme, “Transdisciplinary Approaches to Health and Wellness,” illustrated what veterinary investigators can contribute to people and animals. In addition, over 470 veterinary students presented the results of their summer research project.