AVMA applauds introduction of bill to address rural veterinary shortages
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) welcomes today’s re-introduction of the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act…
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.
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).
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.
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 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…
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…
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 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.
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 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.
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…
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.
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…
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 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.