Spending bill increases funding for rural veterinary program
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) welcomes today's passage of the agriculture spending bill by the U.S House of Representatives.
Rural veterinary care bill introduced in House
AVMA President Dr. John de Jong released the following statement in response to today’s introduction of the VMLRP Enhancement Act.
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…
COVID can't cancel Christmas; reindeer ready to fly after veterinary exam
A difficult year looks to have a happy ending for children around the world, as a health exam of Santa's reindeer has confirmed that his team is…
AVMA welcomes retirement legislation
AVMA President Dr. John de Jong released the following statement in response to today’s passage of the SECURE Act of 2019 (H.R. 1994).
AVMA selects 2019-2020 congressional fellow
AVMA is pleased to announce the selection of veterinarian Dr. Deborah Thomson for the highly competitive 2019-2020 AVMA Fellowship Program.
AVMA welcomes legislation to stop horse abuse
AVMA President Dr. John de Jong released the following statement in response to today's passage of the PAST Act by the U.S. House of Representatives.
AVMA applauds legislation to address animal abuse
AVMA President Dr. John Howe released the following statement in response to today’s vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to advance the PACT…
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
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 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.
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 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…