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Santa’s veterinarian visits North Pole for annual reindeer exam

Date: 12/4/2017
In addition to his naughty-and-nice list, Santa Claus has procured another important piece of paperwork for the holiday: A clean bill of health for his reindeer. Dr. Mike Topper, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and official veterinarian of the North Pole,...

Merck Animal Health announces increase in funding for Veterinary Student Scholarship Program

Date: 11/13/2017
​Merck Animal Health (MAH) has announced an increase of $115,000 in funding for its Veterinary Student Scholarship Program. The program will provide $300,000 in scholarships to outstanding second- and third-year veterinary students in the 2017-18 academic year. This increased funding will support...

Michael Wilson joins the AVMA to lead convention and meeting planning

Date: 10/24/2017
​The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is pleased to announce that Michael Wilson has been named director of AVMA's Convention and Meeting Planning Division. In this position, Wilson will be responsible for directing the overall strategy, planning and execution of AVMA meetings,...

Scott MacKenzie joins AVMA to lead membership and field services

Date: 10/24/2017
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is pleased to announce that Scott MacKenzie has been named director of its Membership and Field Services (M&FS) Division. In this position, MacKenzie will be responsible for leading the overall planning, coordination and supervision of the...

AVMA hires Mia Cary, DVM, as chief of professional development and strategic alliances

Date: 10/24/2017
​The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) announced that Dr. Mia Cary has joined their executive leadership team in a newly created position: chief of professional development and strategic alliances. Dr. Cary’s new role encompasses continuing education and professional leadership...

AVMA, AAVMC and AAVSB agree on Telehealth statement

Date: 10/20/2017
​The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) agree on a statement issued by the AVMA/AAVMC Joint Committee regarding telehealth and veterinary medicine. “As the...

AVMA LIFE Trust creates new relationships to better serve members

Date: 10/19/2017
AVMA LIFE Trust announced today that they have selected Delta Dental of Illinois to offer members of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) nationwide dental and vision insurance coverage. AVMA members can enroll in Delta Dental of Illinois dental and vision plans beginning October 16,...

AVMA fellows receive placements in congressional offices

Date: 10/12/2017
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is pleased to announce that the veterinarians selected for the 2017-2018 AVMA Fellowship Program have secured year-long placements as full-time staff in congressional offices. These fellows will use their veterinary expertise to provide...

AVMA supports ‘Zero by 30’ campaign, part of World Rabies Day observance

Date: 9/26/2017
​World Rabies Day is September 28 and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is using the opportunity to remind pet owners and the general public to stay vigilant and proactive in rabies prevention. Created in 2007 by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, World Rabies Day aims to...

After the disaster: Keeping pets safe and healthy when returning home

Date: 9/11/2017
​Millions of people in Florida were forced to evacuate their homes before Hurricane Irma made landfall last weekend, and many brought their pets with them. As people prepare to return to their homes, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is encouraging pet owners to take steps to...

AVMA creates Pet Evacuation Kit for those in path of Hurricane Irma

Date: 9/6/2017
​With Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has developed a Pet Evacuation Kit to help those in the storm’s path safely account for their pets as they prepare to leave the area. AVMA’s Pet Evacuation Kit provides a checklist of essential items...

AVMA Donates $100,000 to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Date: 8/31/2017
​Funds to be administered by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) (SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) August 31, 2017 —The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has donated $100,000 toward Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The funds will be allocated via grants administered by the...

AVMA: Pet Nutrition Alliance calculator "a great tool for veterinarians and pet owners"

Date: 8/17/2017
​(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois)​—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is applauding the launch of the Pet Nutrition Alliance's (PNA) revamped website (www.petnutritionalliance.org). The upgrade, officially revealed at the PNA Board meeting held in conjunction with AVMA Convention 2017 in...

National Check the Chip Day a reminder to update pets’ microchip registry information

Date: 8/11/2017
​The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) are recognizing National Check the Chip Day on August 15 by encouraging pet owners to check their pets' microchip information to make sure it is up to date and accurate. The day also offers an...

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

Date: 8/8/2017
​The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has named Dr. Duncan Lascelles recipient of its 2017 AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award. The award is given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement of feline health and welfare through research.​ Dr....