Antimicrobial use guidelines for veterinary practice
Antimicrobial Use Policy for Veterinary Practice
Antimicrobial stewardship definition and core principles
The following principles can be used to develop antimicrobial stewardship plans in any veterinary practice setting.
AVMA policy on antiparasitic resistance
Appropriate animal carcass disposal
The AVMA advocates safe and environmentally responsible disposal of animal carcasses, whether on an individual animal basis or during mass mortality…
Approval and availability of antimicrobials for use in food-producing animals
The AVMA recognizes that importance of the availability and effectiveness of antimicrobials including medically important antimicrobials
The AVMA recognizes the pressing need for effective actions to ensure the future health of aquatic animals and ecosystems
Aquatic veterinary practice in U.S. waters outside state jurisdiction
The practice of veterinary medicine is required for the health and welfare of aquatic animals in U.S. waters outside of state jurisdiction.
Assessment of new therapies for alleviation of pain in animals
The assessment of the analgesic efficacy and potency of a variety of pharmaceutical agents for use in veterinary clinical practice is an important…
AVMA animal welfare principles
The AVMA, as a medical authority for the health and welfare of animals, offers the following eight integrated principles for developing and evaluating…
AVMA conflict of interest policy for volunteers
The American Veterinary Medical Association ("AVMA") is dedicated to improving animal and human health and to advancing the science and art…
AVMA guidelines on the identification of board-certified veterinarians
In order to maintain an organizational framework for board certification, the AVMA established the American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS) to…
AVMA guidelines for horse show veterinarians
See areas of veterinary responsibility and guidelines on the conduct of horse show veterinarians.
AVMA policy to promote veterinary medical research and discovery
The AVMA recognizes that the veterinary medical profession is uniquely qualified to provide the highest quality science-based clinical services
AVMA policy on veterinary technology
The AVMA recognizes the value of veterinary technicians as an integral component of veterinary medicine and urges full utilization of veterinary
AVMA guidelines for veterinarians working with animal control and animal welfare organizations
Statement of Position - Veterinarians, animal control agencies, and animal welfare organizations have a common bond in the
AVMA guidelines for the euthanasia of animals
The AVMA guidelines for the euthanasia of animals provide veterinarians guidance in relieving pain and suffering of animals that are to be euthanized.
AVMA's role in international activities
The AVMA will assume a leadership role in promoting the interests of its members in the forums and policy development processes of international…
AVMA definitions of antimicrobial use for treatment, control, and prevention
Antimicrobial stewardship can be achieved whether the intent is prevention, control, or treatment.
AVMA guidelines for the depopulation of animals
The AVMA guidelines for the depopulation of animals help members of the veterinary profession make decisions that support animal welfare in emergency…
AVMA policy on diversity and inclusion
The AVMA is committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the profession of veterinary medicine so that we can best serve the animals, the…
AVMA guidelines for pet loss support services
Research has shown that the human grieving process following a pet's death is similar to that experienced by people who have lost a family member or…
AVMA support of comparative medicine programs at the National Institutes of Health
The AVMA strongly supports and affirms the recognition by the National Institutes Health (NIH) of the role of veterinarians as scientists, educators,…
Beak trimming of poultry should be practiced only when necessary to prevent feather pecking and cannibalism. Only trained and monitored personnel…
Best management practices for pharmaceutical disposal
Best management practices for pharmaceutical disposal.
AVMA opposes prohibitions on breeding/transportation of zoo/aquaria animals with negative consequences animals.