Zoonotic disease education
The AVMA supports zoonotic disease education programs for physicians, allied health professionals, veterinarians, and other animal care professionals…
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.
The AVMA supports use of science-based evidence and peer-reviewed research to direct wildlife-livestock management policies, and funding to research…
The performance of veterinary dentistry and oral medicine and surgery is part of the practice of veterinary medicine...
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 opportunities in CDC public health training programs
The AVMA encourages the CDC to continue to provide opportunities for veterinarians and veterinary students in CDC’s public health training programs.…
Veterinary diagnostic laboratory funding
The AVMA encourages ongoing funding and support to develop and maintain monitoring, surveillance, and surge capacity within the Integrated Consortium…
Compounding is the customized manipulation of a drug by a veterinarian, or by a pharmacist upon the prescription of a veterinarian, to meet the needs…
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.
Veterinary foresight and expertise in antimicrobial discussions
Veterinarians are the professionals responsible for medical decisions, antimicrobial stewardship, and conscientious oversight of antimicrobial use in…
Veterinary ergonomic guidelines
The AVMA Government Relations Division alerted the Council on Veterinary Service (CoVS) in 2001, that regulations concerning Ergonomics may be…
Veterinary internship guidelines
Internships should prepare veterinarians for high-quality service in practice or advanced specialty training. These guidelines establish reasonable…
Veterinary facility occupational risks for pregnant workers
Creating a safe work environment for all employees, including those who may be pregnant, can be facilitated by awareness of risks and adoption of…
Veterinary end-of-life care
Pet owners facing terminal illness in companion animals may desire veterinary end-of-life care for their pets. The animal's comfort and quality of…
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…
Veterinarians practicing aquatic animal medicine
Aquatic animal veterinarians in the U.S. care for animals and protect public health, diagnosing disease, performing surgery, evaluating and…
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
The AVMA supports modern veal calf production practices that meet the welfare and health needs of calves. View the policy on veal calf management.
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.
Vaccines protect patients by providing a level of resistance to a disease beyond their innate immune status. Each aspect of vaccine efficacy and…
Use of electro-muscular disruption devices (EMDDs) on animals
EMDDs (including stun guns and devices known by trade name TASER®) should not be used on any animal for routine capture or restraint.
Use of technology in veterinary medicine
AVMA affirms and encourages the responsible, ethical development and use of technology that can benefit and protect public health, animal health and…
Use of random-source dogs and cats for research, testing, and education
The AVMA believes there is justification for prudent and humane use of random-source dogs and cats in research, testing, and education, under specific…
Use of animals in precollege education
The AVMA encourages the use of alternatives to live animals for precollege classroom instruction.