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American Veterinary Medical Association lauds efforts to increase veterinary oversight of antimicrobials

Date: 3/27/2014
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) applauds recent actions taken by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that will allow for greater veterinary oversight of the use of antimicrobials in food animals. “This move by the FDA is one that we have worked toward for some time now,...

AVMA celebrates National Ag Day

Date: 3/26/2014
Washington, D.C.--As a proud sponsor of National Ag Day, the American Veterinary Medical Association would like to recognize those who produce our food, care for our livestock and protect our health. In an op-ed published late yesterday on Agri-Pulse, a Washington, D.C.-based publication that...

AVMA members advocate for federal legislation on Capitol Hill

Date: 2/12/2014
AVMA holds sixth Legislative Fly-in at nation’s capital. Photo credit: Scott Nolen/AVMA News.Washington, D.C.—In an effort to educate the nation's policymakers on issues of importance to the veterinary profession, 100 veterinary students and veterinarians gathered in our nation's capital this week...

President Obama picks veterinary college as site to sign Farm Bill

Date: 2/7/2014
​(Schaumburg, IL) Feb.7, 2014— President Barack Obama today signed the long-awaited Farm Bill at the Mary Anne McPhail Equine Performance Center at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The Farm Bill is only the second time that President Obama has signed legislation in a...

America’s veterinarians congratulate Congress on passage of Farm Bill

Date: 2/4/2014
Critical legislation funds key food safety, animal welfare and animal research programs   Washington, D.C.—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) tips its hat today to Congress for passing a comprehensive Farm Bill (H.R. 2642) that will allow the nation’s veterinarians and scientists...

Dog breath? Get ‘em to the vet to prevent a costly problem

Date: 1/21/2014
(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) January 21, 2014—Is the worst part of cuddling with your pet its bad breath? This could be a sign of looming dental problems. Preventive veterinary dental care can save you money in the long run. Pet Dental Health Month, sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical...

AVMA admits veterinary acupuncture academy into House of Delegates

Date: 1/16/2014
​(SCHAUMBURG, Ill.) January 16, 2014—At their January 11th meeting, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) House of Delegates (HOD) voted to admit the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (AAVA) into the HOD as a constituent allied veterinary organization. The AVMA-HOD is comprised...

New AVMA partnership supports recruitment and retention of public and corporate veterinarians

Date: 1/16/2014
  ​(Washington, D.C.) Jan. 16, 2014—Answering a call for veterinarians to fill a critical need in public service and corporate practice, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recently signed a formal memorandum of understanding (MOU) that aims to better promote careers in these...

AVMA salutes U.S. Senate for unanimously passing veterinary medicine mobility bill

Date: 1/9/2014
​(Washington, D.C.) January 9, 2014—In a move that brings Congress one step closer to allowing veterinarians the complete ability to provide care to their animal patients beyond their clinics, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) praised the U.S. Senate today for its passage of the...

AVMA podcast: protect your pets during cold weather

Date: 12/30/2013
​​(SCHAUMBURG, Ill.) December 30, 2013—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reminds pet owners in a new podcast that winter weather brings a host of potential hazards for pets, but with some preparation pets can be healthy and comfortable until the spring thaw. “Most pet owners seem...

Make a healthy New Year’s resolution … for your pets

Date: 12/23/2013
(SCHAUMBURG, Ill.) December 23, 2013—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reminds pet owners that if you’re planning to make a New Year’s resolution for 2014 to lose weight that you should include your pet in your plans for a healthier life. It’s estimated that between 25 and 40...

Celebrate holidays safely with your pets

Date: 12/18/2013
​​​AVMA's holiday tips for pet owners (SCHAUMBURG, Ill.) December 17, 2013—December abounds with holiday celebrations, and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is reminding pet owners that nothing can spoil good cheer like an emergency visit to a veterinary clinic to save a pet from...

AVMA lauds FDA for new regulation of antibiotics in livestock feed

Date: 12/11/2013
​(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) December 11, 2013—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) changes to veterinary feed directive (VFD) regulations that will require veterinary oversight of antimicrobial use in livestock. The FDA’s Final...

AVMA veterinary science prize awarded to four National FFA students at Louisville, Ky. expo

Date: 11/19/2013
​​(SCHAUMBURG, Ill.) November 19, 2013—A first place $1,000 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Veterinary Science – Entrepreneurship/Placement Award was presented to Cayci Danielle Allison of Lemoore, Calif during the 86th National FFA Organization convention in Louisville, Ky. Three...

Be thankful for healthy pets

Date: 11/14/2013
​AVMA’s Thanksgiving tips for pet owners   (SCHAUMBURG, Ill.) November 14, 2013—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) provides top tips that will leave pet owners thankful they don’t have to make a trip to the animal “ER” this holiday season. “This is the time of year that many...