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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.
AVMA joins World Veterinary Association, HealthforAnimals in supporting diversity, equity and inclusion on World Veterinary Day 2023
The AVMA proudly joins the World Veterinary Association (WVA), HealthforAnimals and colleagues from around the world in celebrating World Veterinary…
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.
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…
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. Latonia Craig named Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for the American Veterinary Medical Association
Latonia Craig, Ed.D., an educator, scholar and currently Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence at Purdue University's College of Veterinary…
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…
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 celebrates trailblazers, current leaders during Women’s History Month
During Women’s History Month, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) celebrates the past achievements of women in veterinary medicine.
AVMA celebrates Black History Month by highlighting Black pioneers in veterinary medicine
During Black History Month, the AVMA will spotlight the contributions of Black veterinarians in improving animal and human health while also working…
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…
New commission will address diversity, equity and inclusion across the veterinary profession
The AVMA and the AAVMC today announced the formation of a new commission that will lead a coordinated and comprehensive effort to enhance diversity,…
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…
The time is now for a profession-wide effort to address diversity, equity and inclusion
The tragic deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, among others, have changed our world, and have created an increased sense of urgency and…
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.
Good dental hygiene key to a pet's overall health
While the majority of Americans brush their teeth at least twice every day, most of them do far less to prevent dental disease in their pets. Learn…