Board chair embraces veterinary family ties
Dr. Rena Carlson, chair of the AVMA Board of Directors, has held leadership roles since early in her veterinary career. She spoke to JAVMA News about her priorities and how she wants the Board to position the AVMA to support veterinarians for years into the future.
VMX features second well-being study
Merck Animal Health released the results of the second Merck Animal Health Veterinarian Wellbeing Study during the 2020 Veterinary Meeting & Expo. Also at the conference, Banfield Pet Hospital released its Veterinary Emerging Topics Report, focusing on overweight pets.
DOT proposes to let airlines limit service animals to trained dogs
Rules published in January by the Department of Transportation would define service animals as dogs trained to perform work or tasks for people with disabilities. Under the rules, airlines could treat emotional service animals as pets.
Congressmen call for public health coordination amid coronavirus outbreak
As coronavirus infections spread, veterinarians in Congress stress that the outbreak shows the need for coordinated health planning among federal agencies and states. The origins and host range of the virus remained unknown as of late February.
Super Bowl ad prompts donations to Wisconsin veterinary school
Organization certifies meat for one-health considerations
U.K. celebrates 100 years of women veterinarians
New listings in AVMA Animal Health Studies Database
Horse slaughter exports to Mexico decrease
American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
UF veterinary student wins national business award
American College of Veterinary Dermatology
- The article “Budget deal boosts federal veterinary programs” in the Feb. 15, 2020, issue of JAVMA News inadvertently transposed the fiscal year 2020 appropriation amounts for two of the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service programs. Veterinary diagnostics received $7.2 million, in fact, and the Center for Veterinary Biologics received $1 million.
- Dr. William W. Buisch, whose obituary was published in the March 1, 2020, issue of JAVMA News, is survived by four children, eight grandchildren, and three sisters. Dr. Jamal O. Toler, whose obituary was published in the March 1, 2020, issue of JAVMA News, was a member of the Rod Benders Fishing Club.