Press Releases By Topic

Animal Health – Companion

Webinar explores the safety and impact of spaying/neutering cats by five months old - 2/27/2018

“Doggie breath” could be a sign of life-threatening disease - 1/31/2018

Making resolutions for 2018? Don't forget to include your pets! - 12/28/2017

After the disaster: Keeping pets safe and healthy when returning home - 9/11/2017

AVMA creates Pet Evacuation Kit for those in path of Hurricane Irma - 9/6/2017

National Check the Chip Day a reminder to update pets’ microchip registry information - 8/11/2017

7 ways to love your pet this National Pet Week® - 5/4/2017

Partners for Healthy Pets unveils new reminder program to veterinary practices that re-engages inactive clients and delivers the benefits of preventive healthcare - 4/2/2017

Animal Health – Food Animals

AVMA welcomes veterinary leadership at the U.S. Department of Agriculture - 4/24/2017

Animal Welfare

AVMA partners with HABRI on Human-Animal Bond Certification Program - 5/15/2018

Dr. Cynthia Otto awarded for her work with the human-animal bond - 5/11/2018

Dr. T. Robert Bashara wins 2018 AVMA Animal Welfare Award - 5/11/2018

Amanda Arrington, founder of Pets for Life, named winner of 2018 AVMA Humane Award - 5/11/2018

AVMA and Merck Animal Health reveal recipients of 3 prestigious veterinary awards in celebration of National Pet Week, May 6-12 - 5/7/2018

Dr. Jeanette O’Quin receives the 2016 AVMA Animal Welfare Award - 1/17/2017

Harold Dates receives the 2016 AVMA Humane Award - 1/17/2017

Veterinary professionals recognized for their commitment to advancing animal welfare - 1/17/2017

AVMA – General

AVMA joins HABRI board of trustees - 5/1/2018

For Veterinary Futures Commission, the future is now - 4/23/2018

John Eckroth joins AVMA as communications director - 4/4/2018

AVMA, AAVMC form Veterinary Futures Commission - 4/3/2018

The Value of Diversity and Inclusion in the Veterinary Community - 3/13/2018

Dr. Matthew J. Salois joins AVMA as chief economist - 3/7/2018

AVMA members among women participating in Antarctic expedition - 2/16/2018

Trio of animal welfare, human-animal bond awards to be presented together at 2018 AVMA Convention - 1/12/2018

AVMA provides association management to VMAE - 1/5/2018

AVMA LIFE and AVMA PLIT unify efforts under umbrella trust - 1/5/2018

Michael Wilson joins the AVMA to lead convention and meeting planning - 10/24/2017

Scott MacKenzie joins AVMA to lead membership and field services - 10/24/2017

AVMA hires Mia Cary, DVM, as chief of professional development and strategic alliances - 10/24/2017

AVMA, AAVMC and AAVSB agree on Telehealth statement - 10/20/2017

AVMA LIFE Trust creates new relationships to better serve members - 10/19/2017

AVMA Donates $100,000 to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts - 8/31/2017

Dr. Duncan Lascelles receives 2017 AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award - 8/8/2017

Dr. Patricia Ann Conrad awarded 2017 AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award - 8/8/2017

Dr. Darryl Millis receives 2017 AVMA Career Achievement Award in Canine Research - 8/7/2017

Dr. Michael Lappin receives 2017 AVMA Clinical Research Award for Contributions to the Study of Infectious Disease - 8/7/2017

AVMA develops handout to bring well-being activities into the clinical setting - 7/24/2017

Renowned veterinary professionals, feline advocate recognized with 2017 AVMA awards - 7/23/2017

AVMA launches journal app - 7/21/2017

Dr. Kent McClure joins the AVMA to lead advocacy efforts - 7/10/2017

Standardized Chart of Accounts benefits practice, pets and public health - 6/6/2017

Angela Roberts joins the AVMA as chief marketing and communications officer - 5/2/2017

AVMA behavior expert demonstrates top ways to keep children and community members free from dog bites - 4/6/2017

AVMA launches programs to boost veterinary wellness and well-being - 2/8/2017

Dr. Jody Sandler, founder of autism service dog program, receives AVMA Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award - 1/17/2017

AVMA Convention

AVMA: Pet Nutrition Alliance calculator "a great tool for veterinarians and pet owners" - 8/17/2017

Dr. Richard DeBowes receives 2017 AVMA President's Award - 7/24/2017

Dr. Robert 'Kit' Flowers and Christian Veterinary Mission receive 2017 AVMA President's Award - 7/24/2017

Dr. Kathleen Ruby receives 2017 AVMA President's Award - 7/24/2017

Dr. Andrew A. Clark awarded 2017 AVMA XIIth International Veterinary Congress Prize - 7/23/2017

Dr. Valerie Ragan awarded 2017 AVMA Public Service Award for Leadership in Public Health and Education - 7/23/2017

Dr. L. Garry Adams awarded 2017 AVMA Award for Contributions to Advancement of Organized Veterinary Medicine - 7/22/2017

Dr. Bruce Kaplan receives 2017 AVMA Meritorious Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to Veterinary Profession - 7/22/2017

Dr. Johann Coetzee receives 2017 AVMA Animal Welfare Award for achievements in pain assessment and pain management - 7/21/2017

Joan Miller receives 2017 AVMA Humane Award for contributions to feline welfare - 7/21/2017

AVMA on the Hill

AVMA praises introduction of Farm Bill that considers veterinary priorities - 4/12/2018

AVMA welcomes good news in spending bill - 3/23/2018

Veterinarians head to Capitol Hill to discuss Farm Bill, student debt - 3/22/2018

AVMA president testifies at congressional hearing on animal drug user fees - 3/14/2018

AVMA urges congressional action on veterinary shortages - 1/31/2018

AVMA fellows receive placements in congressional offices - 10/12/2017

AVMA names 2017-2018 congressional fellows - 5/22/2017

AVMA fly-in brings nearly 100 veterinary advocates to Capitol Hill - 5/2/2017

AVMA welcomes introduction of legislation to stop abuse of horses - 3/31/2017

AVMA applauds introduction of bill to increase access to veterinary care in underserved areas - 3/3/2017

AVMA Policies & Governance

AVMA wants your feedback on revised Model Veterinary Practice Act; comments due March 25 - 1/19/2018

Dr. Michael L. Whitehair elected AVMA Board chair - 7/25/2017

Dr. Michael Q. Bailey begins term on AVMA Board of Directors - 7/25/2017

Dr. Ronald E. Gill begins term on AVMA Board of Directors - 7/25/2017

Dr. Jan Strother joins American Veterinary Medical Association Board of Directors - 7/25/2017

Incoming AVMA president to focus on veterinary leadership development, federal workforce shortages, One Health - 7/24/2017

Dr. John de Jong named AVMA president-elect - 7/24/2017

Two veterinarians announce candidacy for AVMA president-elect - 7/24/2017

Two new members elected to the AVMA Board of Directors - 4/11/2017


Santa’s veterinarian visits North Pole for annual reindeer exam - 12/4/2017

AVMA leads veterinary fight against antimicrobial resistance during World Veterinary Day April 29, 2017 - 4/29/2017


Merck Animal Health announces increase in funding for Veterinary Student Scholarship Program - 11/13/2017

Public Health

AVMA announces new global food security policy in advance of World Veterinary Day - 4/27/2018

Prevent dog bites—your veterinarian can help - 4/9/2018

Antimicrobial resistance: AVMA takes steps to address a critical health issue - 1/9/2018

AVMA supports ‘Zero by 30’ campaign, part of World Rabies Day observance - 9/26/2017

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE: National Dog Bite Prevention Week has moved to April 9-15 - 3/8/2017