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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....

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

Date: 8/8/2017
​The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has named Dr. Patricia Ann Conrad recipient of its 2017 Lifetime Excellence in Research Award. The award is given annually in recognition of outstanding contribution to the veterinary or biomedical professions through basic, applied, or clinical...

Dr. Darryl Millis receives 2017 AVMA Career Achievement Award in Canine Research

Date: 8/7/2017
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has named Dr. Darryl Millis recipient of its 2017 AVMA Career Achievement Award in Canine Research. Dr. Millis, who received the award at the Merial National Institute of Health's National Veterinary Scholars Symposium in Bethesda, Md., was...

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

Date: 8/7/2017
​The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has named Dr. Michael Lappin recipient of its 2017 Clinical Research Award. The award is given annually in recognition of achievements in the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of diseases in animals. Dr. Lappin, who received the award at the...

Dr. Michael L. Whitehair elected AVMA Board chair

Date: 7/25/2017
(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana) Dr. Michael L. Whitehair, a large-animal veterinarian from Abilene, Kan., has been elected chair of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Board of Directors. Whitehair, who most recently served as vice chair of the board, succeeds Dr. Mark Helfat, and was...

Dr. Michael Q. Bailey begins term on AVMA Board of Directors

Date: 7/25/2017
(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana) Dr. Michael Q. Bailey, a board–certified veterinary radiologist, has begun his six-year term as a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Board of Directors. Bailey, who was elected to the post last spring, succeeds Dr. Mark Helfat as the District II...

Dr. Ronald E. Gill begins term on AVMA Board of Directors

Date: 7/25/2017
(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana) Dr. Ronald E. Gill, a mixed-animal practitioner and owner of Gill Veterinary Clinic in West Salem, Ill., has begun his six-year term as a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Board of Directors. Gill, who was elected to the post last spring, succeeds...

Dr. Jan Strother joins American Veterinary Medical Association Board of Directors

Date: 7/25/2017
​(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana) — Dr. Jan Strother was sworn in today as the District III representative on the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Board of Directors. Strother, of Hartselle, Ala., will represent AVMA members living in Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and...

Incoming AVMA president to focus on veterinary leadership development, federal workforce shortages, One Health

Date: 7/24/2017
​(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana) Speaking before the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) House of Delegates, incoming AVMA President Dr. Michael J. Topper stressed the importance of a national association that promotes leadership development, addresses shortages within the federal veterinary...

Dr. John de Jong named AVMA president-elect

Date: 7/24/2017
​(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana) The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) House of Delegates (HOD) has elected Dr. John de Jong of Weston, Mass., as the organization's president-elect. Among his duties will be to assist the president and substitute for the president when required, preside at all...

Two veterinarians announce candidacy for AVMA president-elect

Date: 7/24/2017
​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana) Dr. Angela Demaree, an Indiana veterinarian and a major in the U.S. Army Reserves, and Dr. John Howe, a Minnesota mixed-animal practitio​ner, are running for president-elect of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Demaree and Howe, who...

AVMA develops handout to bring well-being activities into the clinical setting

Date: 7/24/2017
(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana) The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has launched the Wheel of Well-being, a handout focusing on activities that can be done in the clinic to help improve the well-being of all members of the veterinary health care team. "We often hear that there is no...

Dr. Richard DeBowes receives 2017 AVMA President's Award

Date: 7/24/2017
(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana)—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has named Dr. Richard DeBowes a recipient of its 2017 President's Award. Annually, the AVMA President personally recognizes individuals or groups they deem have made extraordinary contributions to health, veterinary...

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

Date: 7/24/2017
(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana)—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has named Dr. Robert 'Kit' Flowers and the Christian Veterinary Mission recipients of its 2017 President's Award. Annually, the AVMA President personally recognizes individuals or groups they deem have made extraordinary...