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AVMA supports ‘Zero by 30’ campaign, part of World Rabies Day observance

Date: 9/26/2017
​World Rabies Day is September 28 and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is using the opportunity to remind pet owners and the general public to stay vigilant and proactive in rabies prevention. Created in 2007 by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, World Rabies Day aims to...

After the disaster: Keeping pets safe and healthy when returning home

Date: 9/11/2017
​Millions of people in Florida were forced to evacuate their homes before Hurricane Irma made landfall last weekend, and many brought their pets with them. As people prepare to return to their homes, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is encouraging pet owners to take steps to...

AVMA creates Pet Evacuation Kit for those in path of Hurricane Irma

Date: 9/6/2017
​With Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has developed a Pet Evacuation Kit to help those in the storm’s path safely account for their pets as they prepare to leave the area. AVMA’s Pet Evacuation Kit provides a checklist of essential items...

AVMA Donates $100,000 to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Date: 8/31/2017
​Funds to be administered by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) (SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) August 31, 2017 —The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has donated $100,000 toward Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The funds will be allocated via grants administered by the...

AVMA: Pet Nutrition Alliance calculator "a great tool for veterinarians and pet owners"

Date: 8/17/2017
​(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois)​—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is applauding the launch of the Pet Nutrition Alliance's (PNA) revamped website (www.petnutritionalliance.org). The upgrade, officially revealed at the PNA Board meeting held in conjunction with AVMA Convention 2017 in...

National Check the Chip Day a reminder to update pets’ microchip registry information

Date: 8/11/2017
​The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) are recognizing National Check the Chip Day on August 15 by encouraging pet owners to check their pets' microchip information to make sure it is up to date and accurate. The day also offers an...

Dr. Duncan Lascelles receives 2017 AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award

Date: 8/8/2017
​The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has named Dr. Duncan Lascelles recipient of its 2017 AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award. The award is given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement of feline health and welfare through research.​ Dr....

Dr. Patricia Ann Conrad awarded 2017 AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award

Date: 8/8/2017
​The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has named Dr. Patricia Ann Conrad recipient of its 2017 Lifetime Excellence in Research Award. The award is given annually in recognition of outstanding contribution to the veterinary or biomedical professions through basic, applied, or clinical...

Dr. Darryl Millis receives 2017 AVMA Career Achievement Award in Canine Research

Date: 8/7/2017
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has named Dr. Darryl Millis recipient of its 2017 AVMA Career Achievement Award in Canine Research. Dr. Millis, who received the award at the Merial National Institute of Health's National Veterinary Scholars Symposium in Bethesda, Md., was...

Dr. Michael Lappin receives 2017 AVMA Clinical Research Award for Contributions to the Study of Infectious Disease

Date: 8/7/2017
​The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has named Dr. Michael Lappin recipient of its 2017 Clinical Research Award. The award is given annually in recognition of achievements in the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of diseases in animals. Dr. Lappin, who received the award at the...

Dr. Michael L. Whitehair elected AVMA Board chair

Date: 7/25/2017
(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana) Dr. Michael L. Whitehair, a large-animal veterinarian from Abilene, Kan., has been elected chair of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Board of Directors. Whitehair, who most recently served as vice chair of the board, succeeds Dr. Mark Helfat, and was...

Dr. Michael Q. Bailey begins term on AVMA Board of Directors

Date: 7/25/2017
(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana) Dr. Michael Q. Bailey, a board–certified veterinary radiologist, has begun his six-year term as a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Board of Directors. Bailey, who was elected to the post last spring, succeeds Dr. Mark Helfat as the District II...

Dr. Ronald E. Gill begins term on AVMA Board of Directors

Date: 7/25/2017
(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana) Dr. Ronald E. Gill, a mixed-animal practitioner and owner of Gill Veterinary Clinic in West Salem, Ill., has begun his six-year term as a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Board of Directors. Gill, who was elected to the post last spring, succeeds...

Dr. Jan Strother joins American Veterinary Medical Association Board of Directors

Date: 7/25/2017
​(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana) — Dr. Jan Strother was sworn in today as the District III representative on the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Board of Directors. Strother, of Hartselle, Ala., will represent AVMA members living in Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and...

Incoming AVMA president to focus on veterinary leadership development, federal workforce shortages, One Health

Date: 7/24/2017
​(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana) Speaking before the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) House of Delegates, incoming AVMA President Dr. Michael J. Topper stressed the importance of a national association that promotes leadership development, addresses shortages within the federal veterinary...