Press Room

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

Date: 7/21/2017
​​(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana)—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has named Dr. Johann (Hans) F. Coetzee recipient of its 2017 Animal Welfare Award. Dr. Coetzee, who received the award during the 2017 AVMA Convention in Indianapolis, was recognized for his commitment to the welfare of...

Joan Miller receives 2017 AVMA Humane Award for contributions to feline welfare

Date: 7/21/2017
​(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana)—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has named Joan Miller recipient of its 2017 Humane Award. Miller, who received the award during AVMA Convention 2017 in Indianapolis, was recognized for her significant contributions to the promotion of feline welfare...

AVMA launches journal app

Date: 7/21/2017
​(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana)—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today launched an app for tablets and mobile devices that gives subscribers to the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) access to the full journals at their convenience. Designed with AVMA members...

Dr. Kent McClure joins the AVMA to lead advocacy efforts

Date: 7/10/2017
​The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Kent McClure has joined our team as Chief of Governmental Relations. In this newly created position, he’ll lead the AVMA’s federal and state advocacy efforts to further elevate the success of our advocacy...

Standardized Chart of Accounts benefits practice, pets and public health

Date: 6/6/2017
​Traditionally, the accounting methods of individual veterinary practices are as diverse as the owners themselves. Times are changing … and for the better. Through a partnership led by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), Veterinary...

AVMA names 2017-2018 congressional fellows

Date: 5/22/2017
​The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is pleased to announce the three veterinarians who will serve in the 2017-2018 AVMA Fellowship Program, providing Congress with scientific counsel on policies related to animal health, animal welfare and public health. Beginning in August, the...

7 ways to love your pet this National Pet Week®

Date: 5/4/2017
​The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) invites pet owners across the country to join in a week-long celebration of their furry, scaly, and feathery friends.  The AVMA’s 36th annual National Pet Week® takes place May 7-13 and highlights the special bond shared between people and their...

Angela Roberts joins the AVMA as chief marketing and communications officer

Date: 5/2/2017
(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois)—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is pleased to announce that Angela Roberts has been named its chief marketing and communications officer. Roberts, a seasoned professional with many years of marketing and communications experience, will be responsible for...

AVMA fly-in brings nearly 100 veterinary advocates to Capitol Hill

Date: 5/2/2017
(Washington, D.C.​​)–The AVMA's 9th annual Legislative Fly-in, which took place from April 23 to April 25, brought 72 veterinary students and 20 veterinarians to Washington, D.C. to advocate on behalf of the veterinary profession. Over the course of this three-day event, attendees heard from...

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

Date: 4/29/2017
Dr. Tom Meyer addresses Presidential Advisory Council   (SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) – In celebration of the World Veterinary Day 2017  theme “Antimicrobial Resistance – from Awareness to Action,” the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is highlighting the professional and public programs...

AVMA welcomes veterinary leadership at the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Date: 4/24/2017
​The AVMA is pleased that a veterinarian, Secretary Sonny Perdue, DVM, was confirmed to the position of United States Secretary of Agriculture. With the country facing challenges and opportunities on issues requiring veterinary expertise, such as animal health, animal welfare and public health,...

Two new members elected to the AVMA Board of Directors

Date: 4/11/2017
(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) April 11, 2017—Two new members have been elected to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Board of Directors. Dr. Michael Q. Bailey, a board–certified veterinary radiologist and project manager for IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., will serve as the District 2...

AVMA behavior expert demonstrates top ways to keep children and community members free from dog bites

Date: 4/6/2017
​Coalition kicks off National Dog Bite Prevention Week, April 9-15, 2017   (Los Angeles)–There are more than 77 million good dogs in the United States, but even the gentlest dog can bite. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), a founding sponsor of the National Dog Bite Prevention...

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

Date: 4/2/2017
​(NASHVILLE, Tennessee)—The results of Partners for Healthy Pets’ (PHP) new inactive client reminder program is music to the veterinary profession’s ears—it has convincingly demonstrated the program’s ability to re-engage inactive clients with their veterinary practices. Within six months of...

AVMA welcomes introduction of legislation to stop abuse of horses

Date: 3/31/2017
​​The AVMA applauds U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho’s (R-Fla.) introduction of the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (H.R. 1847). This bill aims to provide a much-needed crackdown on soring, which is the practice of deliberately causing pain to exaggerate the leg motion of a horse’s gait to gain an unfair...