Zoonotic disease education
The AVMA strongly supports zoonotic disease education programs targeted to physicians, allied health professionals, veterinarians, and other
Writing veterinary prescriptions
In the best interests of patient welfare, it is important for veterinarians to deliver clear and unambiguous written prescriptions to avoid medication…
Withdrawal of FDA approval for animal drug products
Loss of an animal drug product can have adverse effects on animal health, animal welfare and food safety. Before withdrawing approval of an animal…
AVMA Policy on Wildlife-Livestock Interactions.
Compounding, consistent with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Extra-Label Drug Use regulations, is the customized manipulation of an approved…
Veterinary ergonomic guidelines
The AVMA Government Relations Division alerted the Council on Veterinary Service (CoVS) in 2001, that regulations concerning Ergonomics may be…
Veterinary involvement in marine mammal health and welfare
The AVMA encourages the use of appropriately experienced and qualified veterinarians to optimize the health and welfare of marine mammals, including…
Veterinary facility occupational risks for pregnant workers
Although scientific data concerning the reproductive health effects of many occupational exposures is limited,
The performance of veterinary dentistry and oral medicine and surgery is part of the practice of veterinary medicine...
Veterinary end-of-life care
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recognizes that clients facing terminal illness in companion animals may desire veterinary…
Veterinary internships disclosure outline
Personnel and Caseload # Full time diplomates in each specialty area in direct support of internship program. Part time diplomates in each…
Veterinary opportunities in CDC public health training programs
The AVMA supports the continued participation of veterinarians in CDC’s public health training programs.
Veterinary foresight and expertise in antimicrobial discussions
The AVMA should be at the forefront of discussions that may impact drug availability, such as regulatory changes in veterinary oversight
Veterinary student training programs in food safety, security, and defense
The AVMA recommends that the state and federal entities develop and expand training programs for veterinary students in the area of food safety,…
Veterinary diagnostic laboratory funding
The AVMA encourages ongoing congressional funding and support to continue to enable maintenance of surge capacity as well as improvements, validation,…
Veterinary student loans and scholarships
The AVMA recognizes the increasing burden of educational debt on new graduates, and supports innovative methods to achieve student
Veterinary internships guidelines
Internships should prepare veterinarians for high-quality service in practice or advanced specialty training. These guidelines establish reasonable…
The veterinarian-client-patient relationship is the basis for veterinary care. To establish such a relationship these conditions must be satisfied.
Read the official Veterinarian's Oath.
Veal calf management
Individual housing during the neonatal period facilitates sanitation, disease control and individual attention for observation and treatment.…
The AVMA supports the monitoring of vaccine safety and efficacy via a publicly available central reporting system. The system should collect reports…
Vaccines protect patients by providing a level of resistance to a disease beyond their innate immune status. Each aspect of vaccine efficacy and…
Vaccination of wolf hybrids – Position of the AVMA-PLIT
Vaccinating of wolf hybrids has become a topic of concern for veterinarians as a result of their increasing popularity as companion animals.
Use of horses in urban environments
The AVMA endorses the American Association of Equine Practitioners' policy on the use of horses in urban environments.
Use of aquatic animal therapeutic agents
The AVMA recognizes the need for sufficient approved therapeutics to facilitate safe and effective prevention, diagnosis, treatment and control of…