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Animal welfare, health policies updated
Animals used in pre-college education should not be subjected to uses that cause any pain, an updated AVMA policy states.
Modified pigs better at enduring cold, according to study
Researchers in China used gene editing to create pigs that are better at maintaining body temperatures early in life
WSAVA takes on brachycephaly, dentistry, dog and cat meat trade
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association has focused attention on the issues facing brachycephalic dogs, released global guidelines
AVMA programs bring animal welfare to the forefront
The AVMA’s 17th annual Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment Contest (AWJAC) takes place next weekend, Nov. 18-19, at Iowa State…
What do pets in New Mexico have to do with One Health?
President's Column: Dr. Mike Topper We know that not every household has adequate access to veterinary care on a consistent basis. We also know that a…
Nominations open for AVMA Excellence Awards
The nomination period for the following AVMA Excellence Awards is now open.
Application period extended for animal welfare competition
Are you or do you know a veterinary student, undergraduate or graduate student interested in taking on new challenges and gaining deeper understanding…
AVMA urges policymakers to preserve biomedical research
As veterinarians, we’re passionate about animal health and welfare. Scientific research—including research using animals—is key to improving animal…
APHIS considers stricter animal welfare licensing
Rules proposed in August would make researchers and animal dealers provide more proof they comply with federal animal welfare laws to
Animal welfare division adds Kuca
Dr. Sharon Kuca joined the AVMA staff in late August as an assistant director of the Animal Welfare Division.
Test your animal welfare IQ: A working dogs assessment
Ensuring that animals are properly housed, cared for, treated and socialized is of critical importance to veterinarians. But analyzing an animal’s…
Animal handling, through an animal's eyes
It's only recently that we've started thinking of animal handling from the animal's perspective, said Dr. Kersti Seksel, an Australian veterinary…
Test your animal welfare knowledge
Opportunity for AVMA members, veterinary students Veterinarians and veterinary students interested in gaining deeper insight into the complexities of…
Supporting real assistance animals
Is that cockatoo riding a man's shoulder in the produce section really an emotional support animal?
AVMA recognizes excellence in veterinary medicine
During AVMA Convention 2017 this July in Indianapolis, the AVMA bestowed awards to recognize excellence in veterinary medicine.
AVMA providing guidance on handling of pet remains
The AVMA has adopted a policy and is creating educational materials to provide guidance to veterinarians on the handling of companion animal remains.
Pain control approved in a food animal
A topical NSAID is the first drug approved for use in cattle to control pain associated with foot rot and fever associated with bovine respiratory…
Reaching UP invites student volunteers
Veterinary students who belong to their school’s SAVMA chapters have a unique opportunity to learn about public health and safety, work with…
Congratulations, AVMA award winners!
Awards honor veterinary excellence in all disciplines Congratulations to the 13 veterinarians, animal health professionals and animal lovers who have…
The veterinarian’s role in supporting appropriate selection and use of service, assistance and therapy animals
Service, assistance and therapy animals provide help, support, and comfort for people. Veterinarians have a role in assisting in selecting the right…
Board takes on topics across breadth of profession
The AVMA Board of Directors, while meeting June 20-21 in Washington, D.C., took on topics across the breadth of the profession, including
New recommendations for feline spay/neuter surgery
The AVMA Board of Directors has endorsed a document recommending that cats not intended for breeding be gonadectomized prior to five months of age.…
Zoo veterinarians, behind the scenes and in the field
For zoo veterinarians, their day-to-day work can encompass thousands of individual animals and a multitude of species
Role of zoos is conservation, zoo veterinarians say
The perspective of many zoo veterinarians is that zoos are still relevant within society today, with a role that has pivoted from entertainment to…
Veterinarian’s compassion lives on through generous donation to Reaching UP
Equine veterinarian and practice owner Dr. Cindy Campbell-Eason lived by the motto, “Above all, do no harm.” Even after her death in April 2016, her…