Press Releases By Topic

Animal Health – Companion

AVMA: Anti-vaccination movement a risk to pet health - 2/17/2015

“Doggie breath” could be a sign of serious disease - 2/4/2015

Study may give hope to pets with out-of-date rabies vaccine that are exposed to virus - 1/6/2015

Guidance issued to help states handle Ebola exposure in pets - 11/12/2014

Arthritis in pets: A painful but manageable condition - 10/21/2014

Don’t forget about pets when preparing for hurricane - 7/3/2014

Let your cat be a cat: Tips on creating a feline-friendly home - 5/12/2014

National Pet Week® Celebrations Urge Americans to ‘Celebrate Healthy Pets’ - 5/2/2014

Dog breath? Get ‘em to the vet to prevent a costly problem - 1/21/2014

Survey: Dogs #1 in our hearts - 2/12/2013

Want to save money on your veterinary bills? - 1/30/2013

AVMA releases new stats on pet ownership, ranking top/bottom 10 states - 1/15/2013

Crazy for catnip - 12/12/2012

When love isn’t enough - 12/6/2012

Be thankful for pets but celebrate wisely - 11/13/2012

AVMA video ‘Ferrets 101’ teaches pet owners how to care for and enjoy pet ferrets - 11/6/2012

AVMA defends health of America's pets at FTC Pet Medication Workshop - 10/5/2012

‘Money tips for caring pet owners’ helps stretch the vet-care dollar while ensuring a pet’s continued good health - 9/19/2012

Half of all dog bite victims are children - 5/18/2012

Your pet's bad breath is no laughing matter - 2/1/2012

Animal Health – Food Animals

American Veterinary Medical Association lauds efforts to increase veterinary oversight of antimicrobials - 3/27/2014

AVMA lauds FDA for new regulation of antibiotics in livestock feed - 12/11/2013

AVMA condemns act of domestic terrorism at California cattle ranch - 1/19/2012

Animal Welfare

Virginia veterinarian honored for enhancing human-animal bond - 1/13/2015

Want to reduce dog bites? Don’t focus on the breed - 12/8/2014

AVMA to host Humane Endings symposium on the euthanasia, humane slaughter and depopulation of animals - 9/30/2014

AVMA amends declaw policy to stress client education, alternative options - 7/28/2014

No excuse to leave your dog to die in an unattended vehicle - 6/3/2014

Newly launched AVMA animal welfare hub receives 2014 World Veterinary Day Award - 6/2/2014

AVMA launches comprehensive animal welfare hub in celebration of World Veterinary Day 2014; participates in global webinar - 4/25/2014

USDA video reveals that soring still a problem for walking horses - 8/30/2013

AVMA updates euthanasia guidelines - 2/27/2013

AVMA, AAEP call for passage of Horse Protection Act amendments to curb soring - 11/21/2012

AVMA/AVMF strive to help pets after Sandy - 11/9/2012

AVMA calls dairy cow abuse shown in new video “inhumane and unacceptable” - 8/22/2012

AVMA and AAEP urge strong enforcement of Horse Protection Act at Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration - 8/22/2012

Start of gaited horse show season heightens commitment by AVMA, AAEP and USDA to end abusive practice of soring - 4/11/2012

AVMA – General

AVMA issues 2015 veterinary employment report - 3/18/2015

AVMA launches 2015 Economic Report series - 1/20/2015

AVMA Board actions help set the stage for creating a ‘new’ association - 1/14/2015

Lenhart joins American Veterinary Medical Association as chief marketing officer - 11/5/2014

AVMA Economic Summit details improvements in veterinary employment - 10/28/2014

AVMA leaders elected to World Veterinary Association Council - 10/9/2014

New video promotes AVMA Future Leaders program - 6/5/2014

Does your veterinarian have what it takes to be America's favorite? - 5/7/2014

New AVMA partnership supports recruitment and retention of public and corporate veterinarians - 1/16/2014

2013 AVMA Veterinary Workforce Report Confirms Excess Capacity in U.S. Veterinary Profession - 4/23/2013

AVMF issues call for America’s Favorite Veterinarian nominees - 3/7/2013

AVMA celebrates 150 years - 1/10/2013

Veterinary school graduates see drop in job offers, starting salaries - 9/26/2012

AVMA launches new committee to address unique concerns of early-career veterinarians - 9/25/2012

Excellence in Animal Welfare, Public Health, Education and Research honored at the AVMA’s Convention - 8/7/2012

AVMA announces second class of Future Leaders at annual convention in San Diego - 8/6/2012

Sneak preview of AVMA Pet Demographic Sourcebook at 2012 convention in San Diego - 8/4/2012

New AVMA website transforms members’ online experience - 8/1/2012

AVMA statement on the National Research Council report, Workforce Needs in Veterinary Medicine - 5/30/2012

AVMA Council on Education retains recognized status; Veterinary medical education is in good hands - 3/21/2012

AVMA, AAVMC and vet schools pledge cooperation to address the future of veterinary medicine - 1/19/2012

AVMA Convention

Dr. Rebecca Stinson chosen as AVMA vice president - 8/4/2014

Dr. Ted Cohn takes the reins as American Veterinary Medical Association president - 8/1/2014

AVMA Honors Missouri’s Dr. Robert “Bud” Hertzog and AVMF with President’s Award - 8/1/2014

Dr. Joseph Kinnarney chosen as AVMA president-elect - 8/1/2014

Dr. Henry Childers of Tufts University receives AVMA Award - 7/31/2014

Dr. Linda Logan awarded International Veterinary Congress Prize - 7/31/2014

Primate expert Dr. Gale Galland receives AVMA’s Public Service Award - 7/31/2014

Dr. Jeffrey Klausner of Banfield Pet Hospital receives AVMA’s Meritorious Service Award - 7/31/2014

Colorado’s Ralph Johnson receives AVMA’s Humane Award - 7/31/2014

Dr. Tim Gruffydd-Jones receives the AVMF and Winn Feline Foundation Award - 7/31/2014

Researcher Dr. B. Taylor Bennett receives AVMA’s Animal Welfare Award - 7/31/2014

AVMA Convention ranked as one of 50 fastest growing conventions by Trade Show Executive - 10/9/2012

San Diego veterinarian, American Veterinary Medical Association team up to help puppies - 7/16/2012

AVMA on the Hill

Veterinary students urge Congress to act on higher education issues, support veterinarians in rural areas - 3/4/2015

AVMA thanks senators for introducing bill to put more veterinarians in shortage areas - 2/11/2015

AVMA congressional fellows take posts on Capitol Hill - 9/29/2014

In case you missed it: AVMA op-ed urges Congress to support bill that allows more veterinarians to serve America’s communities - 9/22/2014

New law is a historic triumph for veterinarians, animal care - 8/4/2014

AVMA names 2014-2015 congressional fellows - 5/6/2014

AVMA celebrates National Ag Day - 3/26/2014

AVMA members advocate for federal legislation on Capitol Hill - 2/12/2014

President Obama picks veterinary college as site to sign Farm Bill - 2/7/2014

America’s veterinarians congratulate Congress on passage of Farm Bill - 2/4/2014

AVMA salutes U.S. Senate for unanimously passing veterinary medicine mobility bill - 1/9/2014

Pass bill to end the abusive practice of soring, AVMA urges in testimony - 11/13/2013

AVMA fellows provide veterinary expertise to members of Congress - 10/21/2013

AVMA thanks USDA for excepting federal employees who verify animal vaccines - 10/8/2013

AVMA implores Congress to end government shutdown - 10/4/2013

AVMA Praises U.S. Senators for Introducing Bill to Protect America's Walking Horses - 8/2/2013

AVMA Commends Legislation to Support Wildlife, Zoological Veterinary Medicine - 7/24/2013

In Case You Missed It: AVMA Op-Ed in The Hill Highlights Need for Farm Bill - 7/3/2013

AVMA Honors Congressman Kurt Schrader With 2013 Advocacy Award - 6/19/2013

AVMA Praises U.S. Senators on Bill to Amend the Controlled Substances Act - 5/15/2013

AVMA Announces Its 2013-2014 Congressional Fellows - 5/2/2013

AVMA Lauds U.S. Representatives on Bill to Amend the Controlled Substances Act - 4/16/2013

Major Veterinary Groups Urge Passage of Legislation to End Abusive Soring of Horses - 4/12/2013

Bipartisan Legislators Form Veterinary Medicine Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives - 3/18/2013

AVMA Applauds U.S. Senators Tim Johnson, Mike Crapo and U.S. Representative Kurt Schrader for Introducing Legislation to Address a Need for Veterinarians in Rural Areas - 3/14/2013

AVMA Joins Organizations From Across the Country In a New Coalition to Level the Playing Field for the Business Community - 2/14/2013

AVMA Responds to U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Final Rule on Livestock Traceability - 12/21/2012

Two veterinarians on Capitol Hill - 11/9/2012

AVMA Fellowship Program provides veterinary expertise, input on Capitol Hill - 10/30/2012

AVMA lauds Senate passage of 2012 Farm Bill - 6/25/2012

AVMA hails Senate Agriculture Committee Farm Bill - 4/26/2012

AVMA Statement on FDA News Release of April 11, 2012 - 4/11/2012

AVMA responds to court ruling on use of antibiotics in food production - 3/28/2012

Veterinarians, wildlife to benefit from legislation - 2/6/2012

Veterinary groups call on Congress to support Internet sales tax fairness - 1/18/2012

AVMA Policies & Governance

AVMA admits veterinary acupuncture academy into House of Delegates - 1/16/2014

AVMA Publishes Report that Proposes Revamping the Association’s Governance Structure - 6/11/2013

Dr. Douglas G. Aspros installed AVMA president - 8/7/2012

Dr. Janver D. Krehbiel elected AVMA Executive Board chair; Dr. Thomas F. Meyer elected vice chair - 8/7/2012

Dr. Walter Threlfall elected vice president of the American Veterinary Medical Association - 8/5/2012

Dr. Clark Fobian elected AVMA president-elect - 8/3/2012

AVMA responds to federal order limiting use of antibiotics in food animals - 1/6/2012


Santa’s veterinarian gives reindeer green light for Christmas flight - 12/12/2014

Celebrate holidays safely with your pets - 12/18/2013

Be thankful for healthy pets - 11/14/2013

AVMA president clears Santa's reindeer for Christmas flight - 12/21/2012

Healthy holiday gifts for your pets - 12/19/2012


​AVMA and Federation of Veterinarians of Europe issue joint statement on essential role of veterinarians in protecting animal, human, public and environmental health - 10/15/2013

Veterinarians to give service animals free eye exams in May - 4/2/2013

AVMA’s 2013 reports on veterinary compensation, business measures available - 3/14/2013

AVMF again receives top rating - 12/13/2012

AVMF urges preparedness for pet owners in hurricane's path - 10/29/2012

Public Health

Ebola and pets: "It’s time to be cautious, but no time for panic” - 10/17/2014

Veterinarians reach across the Americas to eliminate human and canine deaths from rabies - 9/26/2014

Veterinarian and pediatrician groups issue reminder about risk of Lyme disease in humans and pets - 9/9/2014

Active supervision required to protect kids from dog bites - 5/20/2014

Yellow ribbons on dog leashes: What do they mean? - 5/19/2014

Knowledge and awareness key to dog bite prevention - 5/15/2014

The truth about ‘Superbugs’ - 11/29/2012

AVMA rabies video aimed at reducing rabies deaths globally; available for World Rabies Day 2012 - 9/21/2012

Working together to keep people, pets and wildlife safe - 9/21/2012