American Veterinarian Medical Association

AVMA survey measures income trends to 2007

Veterinarians' incomes continued to increase from 2005-2007, though few expect incomes to increase as much from 2007-2009.

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Competition challenges students to grow in animal welfare knowledge

New Bolton Center breaks ground for critical care center

USAHA, AAVLD team up and request more federal funding

Morris Animal Foundation supporting animal health studies

Morris Animal Foundation creates campaign for healthy cats

Aja is Hill's new director of professional affairs

USDA releases report on animal health

New resources helping unwanted horses find new homes

FDA opens offices in China

European event advocates one health, prevention

Many faces, one profession

AVMA Answers: President's outlook

Education council schedules site visits

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AVMA comments on regulation of genetically engineered animals

Seven things you (may not) know about the AVMF

Rabies and other public health policies revisited

AVMA convention city rotation set

Legislative committee structure modified

Veterinary service policies, liaisons addressed

AVMA directory to go entirely electronic

Drug-related policies adopted, liaisons ended

Performance of AVMA entities evaluated

ECFVG language test format changes

Food safety policies revised

Board acts on aquatic medicine-related proposals

PAC report goes electronic

Economic resolution to be implemented, policy on AVMA elections revised

AVMA volunteers sign ethics statements

Disaster and emergency-related policies amended

Human-animal bond committee receives 'higher' calling

Federal funding priorities identified

Welfare policies revised, partnership formed

Animal agriculture issues addressed

Student debt relief, unwanted horses are among AVMA legislative priorities

Board acts on environmental policies

Policies reaffirmed, rescinded

EPA pharmaceutical survey not for veterinarians, AVMA says

FDA planning to ban cattle brains, spinal cords from all animal feed

Homeland Security recommends Kansas site to replace Plum Island


The story “AVMA opposes cosmetic ear cropping, tail docking of dogs,” featured in the Dec. 15, 2008, edition of JAVMA News, incorrectly stated that Maine has prohibited ear cropping for dogs. Prior to 1997, the Maine Animal Welfare Act included in the definition of mutilation “cutting off the ear of a dog in whole or in part.” In 1997, the specific reference to ear cropping was removed and the definition was changed to mean injuring or disfiguring by irreparably damaging body parts, with exclusions for conduct performed by a licensed veterinarian or conduct that conforms to accepted veterinary practices.