Let's hear it for...
JAVMA News asked each student chapter of the AVMA and the associate organization in the Student AVMA House of Delegates (St. Matthew’s University School of Veterinary Medicine) to submit an essay and picture exemplifying school spirit at the veterinary college. Twelve of them shared their esprit de corps (authors noted when identified).
A special place in Mississippi
The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine created a nonprofit to develop and manage two private specialty clinics that would enhance student learning, increase caseload, and generate revenue. The Veterinary Specialty Center, located in Starkville, Mississippi, is one of those clinics. It provides access to advanced medical equipment while promoting the veterinary college’s one-health initiative.
Befriending reptiles and amphibians
Veterinarians who work with reptiles and amphibians see a variety of species as pets, free-ranging and captive wildlife, and shelter animals.
Our other furry friends
Veterinarians are advancing care for exotic companion mammals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and ferrets. Millions of these pets live in U.S. homes.
Day in, day out
To gain a better understanding of what it's like to be an intern, JAVMA went straight to the source and spent one day each with three interns in academic, exotic, and equine practice. Their stories are told in the following photos.
Remembering the heroes of 9/11
The following photographs were provided by members of the canine search-and-rescue teams and AVMA Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams deployed in response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Most are grainy or out of focus, others are underexposed. Many freeze the frenetic activity at what remained of the World Trade Center, providing a glimpse of the human and canine responders at work—and rest—amid the devastation as well as those who cared for them. The series also illustrates the powerful bond between search and rescue dogs and their handlers.
St. Louis hosts the 2011 AVMA Annual Convention
Held July 16-19, the AVMA convention offered the usual high quality continuing education opportunities as well as fun and entertainment for the family.
Palm trees and DVM degrees
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine is one of the most recent institutions to become accredited by the AVMA Council on Education. Take a look at where students learn, live, and play.
AVMA in the Peach Tree State
Thousands of veterinary professionals gathered in Atlanta for the 147th AVMA Annual Convention July 31-Aug. 3.
A 100-year legacy of promoting animal health
Started in New York City in 1910, the Animal Medical Center is today reportedly the world's largest companion animal hospital and just as committed to providing compassionate care and preserving the human-animal bond as it was a century ago.
Reviving the romance of rural practice
A day in the life of a Nebraska veterinarian illustrates his love of rural practice, which he wants to share with the next generation of veterinarians.
The changing face of the profession
The AVMA recognizes diversity within the profession is essential if veterinarians are to fulfill their oath to the public and animals. This photo gallery and video highlight just a few of the many faces of a profession working to be more inclusive and reflective of the society it serves.