Press Releases By Topic

Animal Health – Companion

Making resolutions for 2018? Don't forget to include your pets! - 12/28/2017

After the disaster: Keeping pets safe and healthy when returning home - 9/11/2017

AVMA creates Pet Evacuation Kit for those in path of Hurricane Irma - 9/6/2017

National Check the Chip Day a reminder to update pets’ microchip registry information - 8/11/2017

7 ways to love your pet this National Pet Week® - 5/4/2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Study may give hope to pets with out-of-date rabies vaccine that are exposed to virus - 1/6/2015

Guidance issued to help states handle Ebola exposure in pets - 11/12/2014

Arthritis in pets: A painful but manageable condition - 10/21/2014

Don’t forget about pets when preparing for hurricane - 7/3/2014

Let your cat be a cat: Tips on creating a feline-friendly home - 5/12/2014

National Pet Week® Celebrations Urge Americans to ‘Celebrate Healthy Pets’ - 5/2/2014

Dog breath? Get ‘em to the vet to prevent a costly problem - 1/21/2014

Survey: Dogs #1 in our hearts - 2/12/2013

Want to save money on your veterinary bills? - 1/30/2013

AVMA releases new stats on pet ownership, ranking top/bottom 10 states - 1/15/2013

Crazy for catnip - 12/12/2012

When love isn’t enough - 12/6/2012

Be thankful for pets but celebrate wisely - 11/13/2012

AVMA video ‘Ferrets 101’ teaches pet owners how to care for and enjoy pet ferrets - 11/6/2012

AVMA defends health of America's pets at FTC Pet Medication Workshop - 10/5/2012

‘Money tips for caring pet owners’ helps stretch the vet-care dollar while ensuring a pet’s continued good health - 9/19/2012

Half of all dog bite victims are children - 5/18/2012

Your pet's bad breath is no laughing matter - 2/1/2012

Animal Health – Food Animals

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

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

American Veterinary Medical Association lauds efforts to increase veterinary oversight of antimicrobials - 3/27/2014

AVMA lauds FDA for new regulation of antibiotics in livestock feed - 12/11/2013

AVMA condemns act of domestic terrorism at California cattle ranch - 1/19/2012

Animal Welfare

Dr. Jeanette O’Quin receives the 2016 AVMA Animal Welfare 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

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

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

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

Virginia veterinarian honored for enhancing human-animal bond - 1/13/2015

Want to reduce dog bites? Don’t focus on the breed - 12/8/2014

AVMA to host Humane Endings symposium on the euthanasia, humane slaughter and depopulation of animals - 9/30/2014

AVMA amends declaw policy to stress client education, alternative options - 7/28/2014

No excuse to leave your dog to die in an unattended vehicle - 6/3/2014

Newly launched AVMA animal welfare hub receives 2014 World Veterinary Day Award - 6/2/2014

AVMA launches comprehensive animal welfare hub in celebration of World Veterinary Day 2014; participates in global webinar - 4/25/2014

USDA video reveals that soring still a problem for walking horses - 8/30/2013

AVMA updates euthanasia guidelines - 2/27/2013

AVMA, AAEP call for passage of Horse Protection Act amendments to curb soring - 11/21/2012

AVMA/AVMF strive to help pets after Sandy - 11/9/2012

AVMA calls dairy cow abuse shown in new video “inhumane and unacceptable” - 8/22/2012

AVMA and AAEP urge strong enforcement of Horse Protection Act at Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration - 8/22/2012

Start of gaited horse show season heightens commitment by AVMA, AAEP and USDA to end abusive practice of soring - 4/11/2012

AVMA – General

Trio of animal welfare, human-animal bond awards to be presented together at 2018 AVMA Convention - 1/12/2018

AVMA provides association management to VMAE - 1/5/2018

AVMA LIFE and AVMA PLIT unify efforts under umbrella trust - 1/5/2018

Michael Wilson joins the AVMA to lead convention and meeting planning - 10/24/2017

Scott MacKenzie joins AVMA to lead membership and field services - 10/24/2017

AVMA hires Mia Cary, DVM, as chief of professional development and strategic alliances - 10/24/2017

AVMA, AAVMC and AAVSB agree on Telehealth statement - 10/20/2017

AVMA LIFE Trust creates new relationships to better serve members - 10/19/2017

AVMA Donates $100,000 to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts - 8/31/2017

Dr. Duncan Lascelles receives 2017 AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award - 8/8/2017

Dr. Patricia Ann Conrad awarded 2017 AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award - 8/8/2017

Dr. Darryl Millis receives 2017 AVMA Career Achievement Award in Canine Research - 8/7/2017

Dr. Michael Lappin receives 2017 AVMA Clinical Research Award for Contributions to the Study of Infectious Disease - 8/7/2017

AVMA develops handout to bring well-being activities into the clinical setting - 7/24/2017

Renowned veterinary professionals, feline advocate recognized with 2017 AVMA awards - 7/23/2017

AVMA launches journal app - 7/21/2017

Dr. Kent McClure joins the AVMA to lead advocacy efforts - 7/10/2017

Standardized Chart of Accounts benefits practice, pets and public health - 6/6/2017

Angela Roberts joins the AVMA as chief marketing and communications officer - 5/2/2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AVMA Board actions help set the stage for creating a ‘new’ association - 1/14/2015

Lenhart joins American Veterinary Medical Association as chief marketing officer - 11/5/2014

AVMA Economic Summit details improvements in veterinary employment - 10/28/2014

AVMA leaders elected to World Veterinary Association Council - 10/9/2014

New video promotes AVMA Future Leaders program - 6/5/2014

Does your veterinarian have what it takes to be America's favorite? - 5/7/2014

New AVMA partnership supports recruitment and retention of public and corporate veterinarians - 1/16/2014

2013 AVMA Veterinary Workforce Report Confirms Excess Capacity in U.S. Veterinary Profession - 4/23/2013

AVMF issues call for America’s Favorite Veterinarian nominees - 3/7/2013

AVMA celebrates 150 years - 1/10/2013

Veterinary school graduates see drop in job offers, starting salaries - 9/26/2012

AVMA launches new committee to address unique concerns of early-career veterinarians - 9/25/2012

Excellence in Animal Welfare, Public Health, Education and Research honored at the AVMA’s Convention - 8/7/2012

AVMA announces second class of Future Leaders at annual convention in San Diego - 8/6/2012

Sneak preview of AVMA Pet Demographic Sourcebook at 2012 convention in San Diego - 8/4/2012

New AVMA website transforms members’ online experience - 8/1/2012

AVMA statement on the National Research Council report, Workforce Needs in Veterinary Medicine - 5/30/2012

AVMA Council on Education retains recognized status; Veterinary medical education is in good hands - 3/21/2012

AVMA, AAVMC and vet schools pledge cooperation to address the future of veterinary medicine - 1/19/2012

AVMA Convention

AVMA: Pet Nutrition Alliance calculator "a great tool for veterinarians and pet owners" - 8/17/2017

Dr. Richard DeBowes receives 2017 AVMA President's Award - 7/24/2017

Dr. Robert 'Kit' Flowers and Christian Veterinary Mission receive 2017 AVMA President's Award - 7/24/2017

Dr. Kathleen Ruby receives 2017 AVMA President's Award - 7/24/2017

Dr. Andrew A. Clark awarded 2017 AVMA XIIth International Veterinary Congress Prize - 7/23/2017

Dr. Valerie Ragan awarded 2017 AVMA Public Service Award for Leadership in Public Health and Education - 7/23/2017

Dr. L. Garry Adams awarded 2017 AVMA Award for Contributions to Advancement of Organized Veterinary Medicine - 7/22/2017

Dr. Bruce Kaplan receives 2017 AVMA Meritorious Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to Veterinary Profession - 7/22/2017

Dr. Johann Coetzee receives 2017 AVMA Animal Welfare Award for achievements in pain assessment and pain management - 7/21/2017

Joan Miller receives 2017 AVMA Humane Award for contributions to feline welfare - 7/21/2017

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

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

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

Dr. Rebecca Stinson chosen as AVMA vice president - 8/4/2014

Dr. Ted Cohn takes the reins as American Veterinary Medical Association president - 8/1/2014

AVMA Honors Missouri’s Dr. Robert “Bud” Hertzog and AVMF with President’s Award - 8/1/2014

Dr. Joseph Kinnarney chosen as AVMA president-elect - 8/1/2014

Dr. Henry Childers of Tufts University receives AVMA Award - 7/31/2014

Dr. Linda Logan awarded International Veterinary Congress Prize - 7/31/2014

Primate expert Dr. Gale Galland receives AVMA’s Public Service Award - 7/31/2014

Dr. Jeffrey Klausner of Banfield Pet Hospital receives AVMA’s Meritorious Service Award - 7/31/2014

Colorado’s Ralph Johnson receives AVMA’s Humane Award - 7/31/2014

Dr. Tim Gruffydd-Jones receives the AVMF and Winn Feline Foundation Award - 7/31/2014

Researcher Dr. B. Taylor Bennett receives AVMA’s Animal Welfare Award - 7/31/2014

AVMA Convention ranked as one of 50 fastest growing conventions by Trade Show Executive - 10/9/2012

San Diego veterinarian, American Veterinary Medical Association team up to help puppies - 7/16/2012

AVMA on the Hill

AVMA fellows receive placements in congressional offices - 10/12/2017

AVMA names 2017-2018 congressional fellows - 5/22/2017

AVMA fly-in brings nearly 100 veterinary advocates to Capitol Hill - 5/2/2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AVMA congressional fellows take posts on Capitol Hill - 9/29/2014

In case you missed it: AVMA op-ed urges Congress to support bill that allows more veterinarians to serve America’s communities - 9/22/2014

New law is a historic triumph for veterinarians, animal care - 8/4/2014

AVMA names 2014-2015 congressional fellows - 5/6/2014

AVMA celebrates National Ag Day - 3/26/2014

AVMA members advocate for federal legislation on Capitol Hill - 2/12/2014

President Obama picks veterinary college as site to sign Farm Bill - 2/7/2014

America’s veterinarians congratulate Congress on passage of Farm Bill - 2/4/2014

AVMA salutes U.S. Senate for unanimously passing veterinary medicine mobility bill - 1/9/2014

Pass bill to end the abusive practice of soring, AVMA urges in testimony - 11/13/2013

AVMA fellows provide veterinary expertise to members of Congress - 10/21/2013

AVMA thanks USDA for excepting federal employees who verify animal vaccines - 10/8/2013

AVMA implores Congress to end government shutdown - 10/4/2013

AVMA Praises U.S. Senators for Introducing Bill to Protect America's Walking Horses - 8/2/2013

AVMA Commends Legislation to Support Wildlife, Zoological Veterinary Medicine - 7/24/2013

In Case You Missed It: AVMA Op-Ed in The Hill Highlights Need for Farm Bill - 7/3/2013

AVMA Honors Congressman Kurt Schrader With 2013 Advocacy Award - 6/19/2013

AVMA Praises U.S. Senators on Bill to Amend the Controlled Substances Act - 5/15/2013

AVMA Announces Its 2013-2014 Congressional Fellows - 5/2/2013

AVMA Lauds U.S. Representatives on Bill to Amend the Controlled Substances Act - 4/16/2013

Major Veterinary Groups Urge Passage of Legislation to End Abusive Soring of Horses - 4/12/2013

Bipartisan Legislators Form Veterinary Medicine Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives - 3/18/2013

AVMA Applauds U.S. Senators Tim Johnson, Mike Crapo and U.S. Representative Kurt Schrader for Introducing Legislation to Address a Need for Veterinarians in Rural Areas - 3/14/2013

AVMA Joins Organizations From Across the Country In a New Coalition to Level the Playing Field for the Business Community - 2/14/2013

AVMA Responds to U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Final Rule on Livestock Traceability - 12/21/2012

Two veterinarians on Capitol Hill - 11/9/2012

AVMA Fellowship Program provides veterinary expertise, input on Capitol Hill - 10/30/2012

AVMA lauds Senate passage of 2012 Farm Bill - 6/25/2012

AVMA hails Senate Agriculture Committee Farm Bill - 4/26/2012

AVMA Statement on FDA News Release of April 11, 2012 - 4/11/2012

AVMA responds to court ruling on use of antibiotics in food production - 3/28/2012

Veterinarians, wildlife to benefit from legislation - 2/6/2012

Veterinary groups call on Congress to support Internet sales tax fairness - 1/18/2012

AVMA Policies & Governance

AVMA wants your feedback on revised Model Veterinary Practice Act; comments due March 25 - 1/19/2018

Dr. Michael L. Whitehair elected AVMA Board chair - 7/25/2017

Dr. Michael Q. Bailey begins term on AVMA Board of Directors - 7/25/2017

Dr. Ronald E. Gill begins term on AVMA Board of Directors - 7/25/2017

Dr. Jan Strother joins American Veterinary Medical Association Board of Directors - 7/25/2017

Incoming AVMA president to focus on veterinary leadership development, federal workforce shortages, One Health - 7/24/2017

Dr. John de Jong named AVMA president-elect - 7/24/2017

Two veterinarians announce candidacy for AVMA president-elect - 7/24/2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AVMA admits veterinary acupuncture academy into House of Delegates - 1/16/2014

AVMA Publishes Report that Proposes Revamping the Association’s Governance Structure - 6/11/2013

Dr. Douglas G. Aspros installed AVMA president - 8/7/2012

Dr. Janver D. Krehbiel elected AVMA Executive Board chair; Dr. Thomas F. Meyer elected vice chair - 8/7/2012

Dr. Walter Threlfall elected vice president of the American Veterinary Medical Association - 8/5/2012

Dr. Clark Fobian elected AVMA president-elect - 8/3/2012

AVMA responds to federal order limiting use of antibiotics in food animals - 1/6/2012


Santa’s veterinarian visits North Pole for annual reindeer exam - 12/4/2017

AVMA leads veterinary fight against antimicrobial resistance during World Veterinary Day April 29, 2017 - 4/29/2017

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

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

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

Santa’s veterinarian gives reindeer green light for Christmas flight - 12/12/2014

Celebrate holidays safely with your pets - 12/18/2013

Be thankful for healthy pets - 11/14/2013

AVMA president clears Santa's reindeer for Christmas flight - 12/21/2012

Healthy holiday gifts for your pets - 12/19/2012


Merck Animal Health announces increase in funding for Veterinary Student Scholarship Program - 11/13/2017

​AVMA and Federation of Veterinarians of Europe issue joint statement on essential role of veterinarians in protecting animal, human, public and environmental health - 10/15/2013

Veterinarians to give service animals free eye exams in May - 4/2/2013

AVMA’s 2013 reports on veterinary compensation, business measures available - 3/14/2013

AVMF again receives top rating - 12/13/2012

Public Health

Antimicrobial resistance: AVMA takes steps to address a critical health issue - 1/9/2018

AVMA supports ‘Zero by 30’ campaign, part of World Rabies Day observance - 9/26/2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ebola and pets: "It’s time to be cautious, but no time for panic” - 10/17/2014

Veterinarians reach across the Americas to eliminate human and canine deaths from rabies - 9/26/2014

Veterinarian and pediatrician groups issue reminder about risk of Lyme disease in humans and pets - 9/9/2014

Active supervision required to protect kids from dog bites - 5/20/2014

Yellow ribbons on dog leashes: What do they mean? - 5/19/2014

Knowledge and awareness key to dog bite prevention - 5/15/2014

The truth about ‘Superbugs’ - 11/29/2012

AVMA rabies video aimed at reducing rabies deaths globally; available for World Rabies Day 2012 - 9/21/2012

Working together to keep people, pets and wildlife safe - 9/21/2012