Press Releases By Topic

Animal Health – Companion

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

AVMA podcast: protect your pets during cold weather - 12/30/2013

Make a healthy New Year’s resolution … for your pets - 12/23/2013

First family adds second dog; should you? - 8/22/2013

Inaugural Check the Chip Day, Aug. 15, reminds owners to update microchip information - 8/14/2013

AVMA offers expert tips to reduce dog bites…no matter where your hometown ranks - 5/15/2013

National Pet Week May 5 – 11 - 5/2/2013

Dogs get far more veterinary care than other pets in U.S. - 4/10/2013

Singles increasingly turn to pets for sense of family - 3/14/2013

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

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

AVMA: Deadline near for comments on guidelines for humane slaughter - 8/29/2013

New Video Highlights AVMA Policy on Lamb Tail Docking - 8/8/2013

AVMA symposium offers opportunity for conversation about animals’ welfare - 5/24/2013

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

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

AVMA veterinary science prize awarded to four National FFA students at Louisville, Ky. expo - 11/19/2013

AVMA alliance invests in future with new student program - 9/26/2013

Dr. David Granstrom appointed AVMA COO, associate EVP - 8/6/2013

Honoring the volunteer members of the American Veterinary Medical Association's Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams - 7/22/2013

AVMA announces 2013-2014 class of Future Leaders at 150th annual convention - 7/21/2013

AVMA awards prizes to five young scientists at Intel fair - 6/27/2013

AVMA film trailer hits theaters Friday, promotes veterinarians - 6/20/2013

AVMA offers new member service—website widgets - 6/4/2013

AVMA Executive Board Receives Report from Task Force on Foreign Veterinary School Accreditation - 5/2/2013

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

AVMA launches new Economics Division; Dr. Michael R. Dicks joins AVMA as director - 3/21/2013

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

AVMA Honors Excellence in Animal Welfare, Public Health, Education and Research - 7/18/2013

LGVMA celebrates 20 years of diversity during AVMA’s convention in Chicago - 7/16/2013

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

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 passes 3 new policies on drug compounding - 6/20/2013

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 supports new legislation to combat animal & human disease - 5/9/2013

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

Dr. Ted Cohn of Denver, Colo. elected AVMA President-elect - 7/30/2013

Dr. Clark K. Fobian of Sedalia, Mo. becomes AVMA President - 7/23/2013

​​Dr. Thomas F. Meyer of Washington elected Executive Board Chair - 7/23/2013

Dr. “Chip” Price of La. elected Executive Board Vice Chair - 7/23/2013

Candidates to AVMA council posts elected at July meeting - 7/20/2013

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

Drs. Gary S. Brown, Michael E. Newman elected to AVMA Executive Board - 4/9/2013

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