January 01, 2008
Most people consider their pets to be family members or companions, not property, and spending on veterinary care has increased. Yet, veterinary visits per pet have declined, and cats are not receiving the same care as dogs.
Thirteen forward thinkers from academia—including student representatives—and from government, industry, and the health science professions came together Nov. 27-28 at AVMA headquarters for the first time as the AVMA One Health Initiative Task Force.
The board of directors for the American Veterinary Medical Foundation awarded a number of state grants for 2008 from the Animal Disaster Relief and Response Fund. The initial grants were announced during the board's meeting in October 2007.