American College of Animal Welfare
he American College of Animal Welfare welcomed four new diplomates following the board certification examination
Future of animal welfare intertwined with veterinary profession
Some current trends in animal welfare he outlined are as follows:
Take advantage of a unique animal welfare experience
The Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Assessment Contest, also known as AWJAC, will be held November 16-18, 2018, at Colorado State University. Offering…
Animal Welfare Assessments: Test your Knowledge
Interactive quizzes test your skill at animal welfare assessment - based on scenarios from the AVMA’s animal welfare judging contest (AWJAC).
Group of awards spotlights commitment to animal welfare
Three AVMA Excellence Awards recognizing achievements in animal welfare and human-animal interaction have been joined under a new umbrella to help…
Students tested on animal welfare knowledge
More than a hundred students from over a dozen universities participated in the 17th annual
USDA cancels organic welfare rules
Federal agriculture authorities canceled pending rules that would have expanded animal welfare rules in organic production.
AVMA welfare director joins OIE panel on slaughter, depopulation
An AVMA staff member is representing North America on a panel that is drafting revisions to international standards on slaughter and
AVMA emphasizes responsible stewardship of laboratory animals
The AVMA has revised the policy "Use of Animals in Research, Testing, and Education" to balance the emphasis placed on
Applications invited for grants in laboratory animal science
Feb. 1 is the deadline to apply for a Grant for Laboratory Animal Science from the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science.
Animal research helps pets, too
This past October, the Foundation for Biomedical Research launched its “Love Animals?
Animal Care inspectors to call veterinarians more often
Veterinarians who work with animal exhibitors, sellers, researchers, and transporters may soon get some more attention from Department of Agriculture
Another ballot initiative increases housing size for farm animals
As consumers demand to know more about the origin of their foods, the trend toward less-restrictive housing for farm animals has accelerated in recent…
Meet the winners!
Three veterinary awards announced during National Pet Week® There’s no better time than National Pet Week® to recognize accomplishments in the fields…
Observe Biomedical Research Awareness Day on April 19
Veterinarians play a key role in ensuring the health and welfare of all animals – including those used in research settings. On Thursday, April 19,…
AVMA finalizing depopulation guidelines
The AVMA's guidance on emergency animal depopulation is in editing following a draft's approval.
USDA exempts more exhibitors, owners from licensing
People who breed and sell only a few, nondangerous animals or who seldom exhibit such animals are exempt from federal licensing requirements.
Ending life well
Pending guidance on depopulation and updated guidance on euthanasia acknowledge that decisions on animal death are difficult even for experts.
Human-Animal Bond Certificate
The AVMA is founding educational partner for the Human-Animal Bond Certification Program for veterinarians and veterinary team members.
New guidance on opioid-sparing techniques for treating pain
Veterinarians have a new resource on opioid-sparing methods for treating animal pain that may also help mitigate the opioid abuse epidemic seizing the…
Get certified to better support the human-animal bond
The AVMA has been the think tank for professionals interested in the human-animal bond since the early 1980s, and we’re excited to announce a new…
Donkey Skin Trade
The AVMA endorses the American Association of Equine Practitioners' policy on the donkey skin trade, which reads as follows:
Board reaffirms existing policy on canine devocalization
The AVMA is keeping a policy that expresses opposition to canine devocalization, with exceptions,
AVMA, AAEP condemn global donkey skin trade as inhumane
It is estimated that a minimum of 1.8 million donkey skins are traded each year to create a substance known as ejiao,
Nominations open for AVMA awards
The nomination period is open for the following AVMA Excellence Awards and AVMA Excellence in Research Awards.