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AVMA 2015 senior survey examines the distribution of debt accumulated during veterinary college

Date: 7/26/2016
​(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) July 26, 2016—The American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) annual senior survey of veterinary students found that 89% of 2015 graduates’ accumulated debt according to a report published in the August 1 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical...

Pokémon-GOing for a walk with your dogs? 5 steps to keep them safe

Date: 7/22/2016
​(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois)—July 22, 2016—With the recent release of Pokémon GO, many people are spending more time outdoors, walking and exploring neighborhoods while playing the game. Some people are also using this as an opportunity to take their dogs for walks and bring them with on their Pokémon...

AVMA launches database of animal health studies

Date: 7/12/2016
​(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) July 12, 2016—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has launched the AVMA Animal Health Studies Database (AAHSD), a free searchable tool to connect practicing veterinarians and animal owners to veterinary clinical studies. The AVMA is providing this resource in...

AVMA Convention set to be big and rich in opportunities

Date: 7/8/2016
​​Industry experts to converge in San Antonio, August 5-9, at the AVMA Convention 2016 (SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) July 8, 2016 — The stars aren’t the only things that will be big and bright deep in the heart of Texas this summer. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention, held...

Nominations sought for at-large position on new AVMA Committee on Antimicrobials

Date: 6/30/2016
(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) – June 30, 2016 — American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) members with demonstrable expertise in public health are urged to apply for a three-year term as the primary or alternate, at-large member within the association’s newly established Committee on Antimicrobials...

National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity recommends continued recognition of AVMA Council on Education by U.S. Department of Education

Date: 6/24/2016
​(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) June 24, 2016—The National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), a U.S. Department of Education (USDE) committee and advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Education, recommended continued recognition of the American Veterinary Medical Association...

AVMA names 2016-2017 congressional fellows

Date: 6/16/2016
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is pleased to announce the three veterinarians who will serve in the 2016-2017 AVMA Fellowship Program, providing Congress with scientific counsel on animal and public health policy. Beginning in August, Drs. Jenifer Chatfield from Dade City,...

Veterinarians: Active supervision, understanding dog’s body language key to preventing bites

Date: 5/11/2016
​With 4.5 million Americans bitten by dogs annually, a record number of attacks on letter carriers and soaring insurance claims, it is clear that dog bites cut deep.  Veterinarians realize that while even the gentlest dog can bite, most bites can be prevented. As a founding sponsor of National...

AVMA-commissioned poster celebrates A Lifetime of Love and marks 35th anniversary of National Pet Week®

Date: 4/29/2016
​From the moment you realize your pet is "the one" to the last tearful goodbye, your veterinarian helps you provide your pet with a lifetime of love. To celebrate this special bond between people and their pets and mark the 35th anniversary of National Pet Week® (NPW), the American...

Pet health, safety and consumer flexibility at heart of AVMA testimony before House subcommittee

Date: 4/29/2016
​American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Board Chair Dr. John de Jong testified Friday, April 29, at The Pet Medication Industry: Issues and Perspectives hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee. The hearing was related to...

Participants from across the veterinary profession gather to identify ways to alleviate student debt

Date: 4/26/2016
(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) April 26, 2016 – Veterinary student debt is an increasingly critical issue that can be alleviated by employing a number of different approaches, from a streamlined curricula to increasing scholarship opportunities, higher starting salaries, lobbying federal lawmakers for...

Banfield Foundation makes $45,000 grant to AVMA in Support of Reaching UP New Mexico program

Date: 4/14/2016
​(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois)—April 14, 2016—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) launched a pilot grant program which will be funded by corporate, private and public foundations. One hundred percent of the funds will benefit programs identified through the AVMA’s strategic management...

Veterinary tips for keeping pets safe in sub-zero weather and snowstorms

Date: 1/22/2016
​Although your furry friend may have a nice fur coat, it doesn’t mean that dogs and cats are not susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia. With the east coast bracing for Winter Storm Jonas, which is expected to dump at least one foot of snow in many parts of the region Friday and into this...

AVMA CEO Dr. Ron DeHaven to retire

Date: 1/14/2016
​​SCHAUMBURG, Illinois (Jan. 14, 2016) – Dr. Ron DeHaven’s passion for veterinary medicine is what brought him to the American Veterinary Medical Association on Aug. 9, 2007. That passion is what will guide him through the remaining months of his tenure, as he will retire this summer. While a...

Veterinary behaviorist honored for enhancing human-animal bond

Date: 1/12/2016
​Dr. Melissa Bain has devoted her career as a veterinarian to enhancing the human-animal bond through research on companion animal behavior problems, enrichment of shelter animals and the effects of different training methods on dog behavior. In recognition of her efforts, Dr. Bain received the...