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New research shows dog bites down in 2018, but risk increases among children under 1 year
National Dog Bite Prevention Week 2019
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 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…
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
Dr. Steven Budsberg named recipient of 2021 AVMA Career Achievement in Canine Research Award
Dr. Steven Budsberg, professor of orthopedic surgery at University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, is the winner of the 2021 AVMA Career…
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…
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.
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.
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…