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Dr. Stacy L. Pritt named AVMA vice president
(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois)—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) House of Delegates has elected Dr. Stacy L. Pritt of Rowlett, Texas, as the organization’s vice president. Pritt, who will serve as a voting member of the AVMA Board of Directors, was elected to the post during the House of...
Dr. Mark P. Helfat named AVMA Board chair
(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois)—Dr. Mark P. Helfat of Lumberton, N.J., has been elected chair of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Board of Directors. Helfat, who succeeds Dr. John de Jong, was officially installed at the Board of Directors’ August meeting in San Antonio. As chair, Helfat...
AVMA backs USDA efforts to end soring of horses
(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois)—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is pleased to see that the USDA has proposed changes to strengthen enforcement of the Horse Protection Act in an effort to put an end to the inhumane practice of soring. Soring involves deliberately causing pain to...
Are your cat’s stats up to date? Is your Chocolate Lab chipped? August 15 is National Check the Chip Day
SCHAUMBURG, IL August 15, 2016—Statistics show that one in three pets will become lost at some point during their lives…but cats and dogs with registered microchips are much more likely to enjoy a happy ending with their loving families. National Check the Chip Day, observed annually on August...
Janet Donlin named executive vice president/chief executive officer of the American Veterinary Medical Association
(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) Aug. 11, 2016 – Dr. Janet Donlin has been named executive vice president/chief executive officer of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Donlin will succeed Dr. Ron DeHaven, who is retiring after nine years of service to the AVMA. Donlin has served as chief...
Renowned veterinary professionals recognized with 2016 AVMA and AVMF awards
(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) August 9, 2016—Awards honoring the veterinarians who have made significant contributions to the advancement of animal and public health are announced annually at the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Annual Convention. The AVMA and the American Veterinary Medical...
Incoming AVMA president to focus on inclusion, building unity and advocating for a robust future for the veterinary profession
(SAN ANTONIO) August 9, 2016—Speaking before the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) House of Delegates, incoming AVMA President Dr. Tom Meyer stressed the importance of a national association that enhances inclusion within its membership, builds unity within the veterinary profession...
Dr. Karen M. Bradley begins term on AVMA Board of Directors
(SAN ANTONIO) August 9, 2016—Dr. Karen M. Bradley has begun her six-year term as a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Board of Directors. Bradley, who was nominated by the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association (Vermont VMA), was elected to the post last spring. She...
Sen. Harry Reid receives 2016 AVMA President’s Award
(SAN ANTONIO) August 8, 2016—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) named Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) a recipient of its 2016 President’s Award. Reid will receive the award in Las Vegas later in the month. He was recognized for positive contributions to the veterinary profession,...
Dr. Arthur V. Tennyson receives 2016 AVMA President’s Award
(SAN ANTONIO) August 8, 2016—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) named Dr. Arthur V. Tennyson a recipient of its 2016 President’s Award. Tennyson received the award during the President’s Reception at the AVMA Convention 2016 in San Antonio. He was recognized for his more than 26...
AAVMC receives 2016 AVMA President’s Award
(SAN ANTONIO) August 8, 2016—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) presented the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) with its 2016 President’s Award during the President’s Reception at the AVMA Convention 2016 in San Antonio. Celebrating its 50th year of...
Genetic testing for pets quickly catching up to its human counterpart
(SAN ANTONIO) August 8, 2016 --- In a timeframe perhaps not too far away, veterinarians will be able to tell a client how likely his dog is to develop heart disease, allergies or hip dysplasia. The rapidly developing world of genetic testing of companion animals will be highlighted at the...
One Health gearing up to battle the most “wicked problems” in our universe
SAN ANTONIO – August 8, 2016 -- Envision our world as three circles representing people, animals, and the environment. At the moment, these separate shapes only slightly overlap and share a small, happy space nicknamed the“Ray of Hope for the Future.” That ray of hope is One Health—a growing...
CDC responding to Zika virus in United States; Expert to speak at American Veterinary Medical Association Convention
(SAN ANTONIO) August 8, 2016 – As the number of Zika-infected patients keeps rising in the United States and its territories, so do the concerns. “We are focused on and frankly worried about the possibility of birth defects and miscarriages in babies born to women with Zika virus,” said Dr....
America not chickening out on backyard poultry
(SAN ANTONIO) August 8, 2016—Whether it’s eating locally, getting back to a simpler time of life or just wanting to know where the food on the dinner plate is coming from, backyard poultry is becoming more and more commonplace. And so are the chickens coming into the neighborhood animal clinic...
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