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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 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…
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 Convention 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns
With the unprecedented, rapidly-changing times related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AVMA has been closely monitoring the situation and following the…
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 Named 2020 ASAE “Power of A” Silver Award Winner
The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has announced that the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will receive a 2020 Power…
AVMA launches new video resource channel for veterinarians in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim through PetPro telemedicine app
AVMA members now have a new way to readily access timely information about animal care, client service and practice management, thanks to an…
AVMA announces new retirement plan for veterinarians
The AVMA today announced a new retirement plan for AVMA members, featuring competitive investments, outstanding service and greatly reduced plan…
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…
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 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 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 highlights member accomplishments across the profession during the association's first-ever Member Appreciation Week
During its inaugural Member Appreciation Week June 13-19, the AVMA will honor the contributions that its 97,000+ members make every day to the…
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 wins World Veterinary Day Award 2021 recognizing the veterinary response to the COVID-19 crisis
World Veterinary Day is celebrated annually on the last Saturday of April to recognize the work of veterinarians around the world and their…
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 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…
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.
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…
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…
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.