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AVMA selects 2023-2024 congressional fellow
The AVMA announced that veterinarian Dr. Mariah Lancaster of Massachusetts has been selected to participate in the 2023-2024 AVMA Fellowship Program.
Study: Trained dogs can identify scent of canine cancer in saliva samples
A study in JAVMA indicates dogs can be trained to distinguish between the scent of saliva from dogs with cancer and those from healthy controls with…
Mars Veterinary Health, AVMA, and industry leaders unveil the Positive Pet Care Guide
Today, an industry-wide working group led by Mars Veterinary Health and the AVMA released the Positive Pet Care Guide – a new resource aimed at…
National Dog Bite Prevention Week: Promoting peaceful coexistence with our canine companions
Most dogs coexist peacefully with people, but dog bites remain a serious public health risk. National Dog Bite Prevention Week is April 9-15.
AVMA: “Doggie breath” could be a sign of serious disease
Does your sweet pet have sour breath? That odor from your pet’s mouth could signify a serious health risk that could lead to additional problems.
AVMA celebrates National Veterinary Technician Week (Oct. 16-22)
During National Veterinary Technician Week, October 16-22, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is celebrating the invaluable…
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…
Zoetis Foundation and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) offering new scholarships for students in veterinary technician programs
A new scholarship program to support students in veterinary technician programs was announced today by the Zoetis Foundation and the AVMF.
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…
During National Pet Week, AVMA shares tips to provide “lifetime of love”
During National Pet Week and beyond, these tips and resources will help equip pet owners to ensure their pets are living happy, healthy lives.
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: “Doggie breath” could be a sign of serious disease
Does your sweet pet have sour breath? That odor coming from your pet’s mouth could be more than a nuisance: it could signify a serious health risk…
Winners announced for 2021 AVMA Animal Welfare Assessment Contest
The 21stannual AVMA Animal Welfare Assessment Contest drew a record 263 participants from 28 universities and 8 countries, who completed online…
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…
Dr. Larry Cowgill named recipient of 2021 AVMA Clinical Research Award
Dr. Larry Cowgill, a professor at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, is the winner of the 2021 AVMA Clinical Research…
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.
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 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…
Pet owners: If you get COVID-19, what’s your pet care plan?
The AVMA reminds pet owners to have a plan in place to care for their animals in the event they contract the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
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…
New resource provides veterinarians with latest research, regulatory updates on cannabis products for pets
With the publication of "Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine" by the AVMA, veterinarians now have a comprehensive new resource guide to the latest…
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.