Press Releases By Date


AVMA welcomes veterinary leadership at the U.S. Department of Agriculture - 4/24/2017

Two new members elected to the AVMA Board of Directors - 4/11/2017

AVMA behavior expert demonstrates top ways to keep children and community members free from dog bites - 4/6/2017

Partners for Healthy Pets unveils new reminder program to veterinary practices that re-engages inactive clients and delivers the benefits of preventive healthcare - 4/2/2017

AVMA welcomes introduction of legislation to stop abuse of horses - 3/31/2017

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE: National Dog Bite Prevention Week has moved to April 9-15 - 3/8/2017

AVMA applauds introduction of bill to increase access to veterinary care in underserved areas - 3/3/2017

AVMA launches programs to boost veterinary wellness and well-being - 2/8/2017

Dr. Jeanette O’Quin receives the 2016 AVMA Animal Welfare Award - 1/17/2017

Dr. Jody Sandler, founder of autism service dog program, receives AVMA Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award - 1/17/2017

Harold Dates receives the 2016 AVMA Humane Award - 1/17/2017

Veterinary professionals recognized for their commitment to advancing animal welfare - 1/17/2017


​Santa’s reindeer cleared for flight after annual veterinary exam - 12/13/2016

New AVMA hotline, reputation management service help veterinarians fight back against cyberbullying - 12/5/2016

American Veterinary Medical Association and American Academy of Pediatrics issue joint statement on value of professional collaboration - 11/3/2016

Want to survive the zombie apocalypse? Tag along with a veterinarian. - 10/25/2016

5 ways to make Halloween safe for your pets - 10/19/2016

On World Rabies Day, AVMA provides tips to keep people, pets safe from deadly virus - 9/27/2016

With risk factors high, AVMA shares wellness resources for veterinarians during National Suicide Prevention Week - 9/7/2016

Dr. Michael J. Topper named AVMA president-elect - 8/29/2016

Dr. Stacy L. Pritt named AVMA vice president - 8/23/2016

Dr. Mark P. Helfat named AVMA Board chair - 8/23/2016

AVMA backs USDA efforts to end soring of horses - 8/18/2016

Are your cat’s stats up to date? Is your Chocolate Lab chipped? August 15 is National Check the Chip Day - 8/15/2016

Janet Donlin named executive vice president/chief executive officer of the American Veterinary Medical Association - 8/11/2016

Renowned veterinary professionals recognized with 2016 AVMA and AVMF awards - 8/9/2016

Incoming AVMA president to focus on inclusion, building unity and advocating for a robust future for the veterinary profession - 8/9/2016

Dr. Karen M. Bradley begins term on AVMA Board of Directors - 8/9/2016

Sen. Harry Reid receives 2016 AVMA President’s Award - 8/8/2016

Dr. Arthur V. Tennyson receives 2016 AVMA President’s Award - 8/8/2016

AAVMC receives 2016 AVMA President’s Award - 8/8/2016

Genetic testing for pets quickly catching up to its human counterpart - 8/8/2016

One Health gearing up to battle the most “wicked problems” in our universe - 8/8/2016

CDC responding to Zika virus in United States; ​Expert to speak at American Veterinary Medical Association Convention - 8/8/2016

America not chickening out on backyard poultry - 8/8/2016

Dr. Craig N. Carter receives the 2016 AVMA XIIth International Veterinary Congress Prize - 8/7/2016

To Bee or Not to Bee…that is the question posed to today’s veterinarians - 8/7/2016

Winning the battle over Canine Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - 8/6/2016

Dr. David L. Suarez receives the 2016 AVMA Public Service Award - 8/6/2016

Dr. Roger O. McClellan receives the 2016 AVMA Meritorious Service Award - 8/6/2016

Visionary leaders announced at veterinary convention - 8/6/2016

Veterinarians called on at annual convention to pay it forward when it comes to creating well-mannered pets - 8/4/2016

Dr. Susan M. Stover receives the 2016 AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award - 8/1/2016

Dr. Andrea J. Fascetti receives the 2016 AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award - 8/1/2016

Sen. Thad Cochran receives the 2016 AVMA Advocacy Award - 7/28/2016

AVMA 2015 senior survey examines the distribution of debt accumulated during veterinary college - 7/26/2016

Pokémon-GOing for a walk with your dogs? 5 steps to keep them safe - 7/22/2016

AVMA launches database of animal health studies - 7/12/2016

AVMA Convention set to be big and rich in opportunities - 7/8/2016

Nominations sought for at-large position on new AVMA Committee on Antimicrobials - 6/30/2016

National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity recommends continued recognition of AVMA Council on Education by U.S. Department of Education - 6/24/2016

AVMA names 2016-2017 congressional fellows - 6/16/2016

Veterinarians: Active supervision, understanding dog’s body language key to preventing bites - 5/11/2016

AVMA-commissioned poster celebrates A Lifetime of Love and marks 35th anniversary of National Pet Week® - 4/29/2016

Pet health, safety and consumer flexibility at heart of AVMA testimony before House subcommittee - 4/29/2016

Participants from across the veterinary profession gather to identify ways to alleviate student debt - 4/26/2016

Banfield Foundation makes $45,000 grant to AVMA in Support of Reaching UP New Mexico program - 4/14/2016

Veterinary tips for keeping pets safe in sub-zero weather and snowstorms - 1/22/2016

AVMA CEO Dr. Ron DeHaven to retire - 1/14/2016

Veterinary behaviorist honored for enhancing human-animal bond - 1/12/2016

AVMA approves updated policy on free-roaming abandoned and feral cats - 1/11/2016


Santa’s veterinarian clears reindeer for Christmas flight - 12/15/2015

AVMF accepting applications through December 31 for Merck Animal Health Veterinary Scholarship Program Merck pledges $185,000 - 11/24/2015

Veterinarians take their Oath in Action to underserved communities across the U.S. for Make a Difference Day - 10/27/2015

AVMA summit highlights improving veterinary economics; identifies key areas that need attention - 10/20/2015

AVMA congressional fellows report for duty on Capitol Hill - 10/13/2015

AVMA issues report on veterinary capacity - 10/8/2015

Don't forget pets when preparing for disaster - 10/1/2015

U.S. veterinarians invest in global ‘One Health’ approach to eliminate human and canine deaths from rabies - 9/28/2015

AVMA supports U.S. surgeon general's call to action on walking and walkable communities - 9/9/2015

Veterinary students receive continued support for chapter program - 9/2/2015

America's Favorite Veterinarian Contest halted due to cyber-bullying; Finalists to be honored collectively - 8/26/2015

Vote now for America's Favorite Veterinarian Polls close 11:59 p.m. September 1 - 8/20/2015

Microchipping pets leads to many happy returns - 8/11/2015

New AVMA video shows how up-to-date microchips reunite lost pets with families - 8/6/2015

Dr. Thomas F. Meyer named AVMA president-elect - 8/5/2015

AVMA applauds Congress for its commitment to America's walking horses - 7/30/2015

AVMA issues report on the market for veterinarians - 7/30/2015

Dr. George W. Bishop begins tenure on AVMA Board - 7/27/2015

Dr. Lori M. Teller begins tenure on AVMA Board - 7/27/2015

Top 20 finalists for “America’s Favorite Veterinarian” revealed; public can vote online - 7/13/2015

Dr. Stuart Nelson of Iditarod Trail Committee receives AVMA’s Meritorious Service Award - 7/12/2015

Dr. John Thomas Vaughan, Dean Emeritus of Auburn University, receives AVMA Award - 7/12/2015

Incoming AVMA president challenges leadership: “Carry our flag and wave it high” - 7/11/2015

AVMA: The launch of a new era - 7/11/2015

Dr. George Bishop receives Advocacy Award - 7/9/2015

America’s veterinary experts visit Boston in July for AVMA annual convention - 6/10/2015

AVMA CEO shares veterinary commitments on antibiotic resistance at White House event - 6/3/2015

AVMA welcomes release of federal rule focused on the judicious use of antibiotics in food animals - 6/2/2015

AVMA CEO to participate in White House summit addressing antibiotic resistance - 6/1/2015

AVMA selects three veterinarians for 2015-2016 Fellowship Program - 5/12/2015

AVMA announces winners of Animal Law Writing Contest - 5/8/2015

AVMA Judicial Council to review complaints against Texas veterinarian accused of killing cat with bow and arrow - 4/20/2015

Discovery Channel program highlights veterinarians’ efforts to improve feline health and welfare - 4/8/2015

AVMA issues 2015 veterinary employment report - 3/18/2015

Veterinary students urge Congress to act on higher education issues, support veterinarians in rural areas - 3/4/2015

AVMA: Anti-vaccination movement a risk to pet health - 2/17/2015

AVMA thanks senators for introducing bill to put more veterinarians in shortage areas - 2/11/2015

“Doggie breath” could be a sign of serious disease - 2/4/2015

AVMA launches 2015 Economic Report series - 1/20/2015