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American Veterinary Medical Foundation donates to Florida hurricane relief
The AVMF is donating $50,000 to support Florida's veterinary community and others caring for animals in the wake of Hurricane Ian.
2022-2023 AVMA fellow placed in congressional office
Dr. Jacob Merryman, AVMA’s 2022-2023 congressional fellow, has secured a yearlong placement as a full-time staff member in U.S. Sen. Kirsten…
Hurricane Ian: Preparing for evacuation and keeping pets safe and healthy when returning home
Millions of people in Florida are under evacuation orders today as Hurricane Ian bears down on the U.S. mainland, and many of them will be evacuating…
American Veterinary Medical Foundation supports relief efforts for Puerto Rico
In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Fiona, the AVMF is providing $15,000 in funding to Puerto Rico to help with emergency response, and…
AVMA announces 2022-2023 congressional fellow
Dr. Jacob Merryman has been named an AVMA congressional fellow, to spend a year in Washington as a full-time staff member to a congressional office or…
Dr. Patricia Turner named recipient of 2022 AVMA Animal Welfare Award
To honor her decades dedicated to improving farm and laboratory animal welfare through teaching, training, service, research, advocacy and policy…
For National Dog Bite Prevention Week (April 10-16), experts provide tips to prevent likelihood of bites
During National Dog Bite Prevention Week, veterinarians and others offer tips to prevent bites from happening.
AVMA recognizes U.S. Senator Tina Smith with Advocacy Award
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) is the winner of the 2021 AVMA Advocacy Award for her ongoing contributions in advancing the veterinary profession and…
AVMA secures reintroduction of House legislation addressing student debt, veterinary shortages
Congress reintroduced the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act (VMLRPEA) today to address student debt and veterinary shortages.
AVMA influence is apparent in new DOT final rule on traveling by air with service animals
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a final rule that amends regulations under the Air Carrier Access Act, defining a service…
Halloween can be a scary time for pets; AVMA shares tips on keeping them safe
While many parts of the country may be scaling back or cancelling trick-or-treating this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will still be plenty…
AVMA urges pet evacuation kits for those in path of storms, wildfires
Hundreds of wildfires are burning in California, forcing more than 100,000 people to evacuate and affecting air quality as far away as Nebraska.
Dr. Janice Siegford named recipient of 2020 AVMA Humane Award
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today honored Janice Siegford, Ph.D., as the winner of the 2020 AVMA Humane Award.
Dr. Harry Werner named recipient of 2020 AVMA Animal Welfare Award
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today honored Dr. Harry Werner as the winner of the 2020 AVMA Animal Welfare Award.
National Dog Bite Prevention Coalition offers tips for safely sheltering at home with pets during the COVID-19 crisis
The coronavirus pandemic has introduced a good deal of uncertainty into our lives, as well as the lives of our pets. As people shelter at home, adopt…
COVID-19 stimulus package: What it means for veterinary professionals
Two recently enacted packages of legislation include many provisions that may be helpful to veterinarians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The AVMA has…
AVMA statement on Senate passage of Families First Coronavirus Response Act
AVMA President Dr. John Howe released the following statement in response to passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
AVMA champions legislation to help veterinarians pursue additional training
The VET MED Act (Veterinary Education and Training Minimizes Educational Debt, H.R. 6134) would help alleviate the cost of additional training for…
AVMA and AVMF initiate new fundraising effort in partnership with VCA Charities to support Australian veterinarians
With more than 75 fires still burning, the AVMA, AVMF and VCA Charities join forces on a second phase of fundraising to support Australian…
AVMF receives more than $50,000 in donations to support wildfire and animal relief efforts in Australia
The gifts bring the total donation to date to more than $125,000, including AVMA’s $25,000 contribution and AVMF's match of $50,000.
AVMA donates $25,000 to support wildfire and animal relief efforts in Australia
The AVMA Board of Directors today approved a $25,000 donation to aid Australian veterinarians who are helping animals impacted by the bushfires…
Spending agreement is welcome news for veterinarians
AVMA President Dr. John Howe released the following statement in response to the continuing resolution passed by the U.S. House and Senate.
AVMA fellow joins Sen. Feinstein’s office
AVMA's 2019-2020 fellow, Dr. Deborah Thomson, has secured a year-long placement as a full-time staff member in the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
AVMA celebrates legislative win for animal welfare
AVMA President Dr. John Howe released the following statement in response to today’s vote by the U.S. Senate to advance the PACT Act
AVMF donates $10K to assist in Hurricane Dorian recovery
AVMF donates $10K to assist in Hurricane Dorian recovery