Penn Vet offers certificate in animal welfare
The program launched last October. It combines self-directed online activities and in-person sessions to educate participants on animal welfare and…
Temple Grandin headlines animal welfare event
Application deadline extended for AVMA members AVMA members interested in learning more about animal welfare have a unique opportunity to learn from…
Animal welfare competition: Test your skills
Attention AVMA members, veterinary students, undergraduates, and graduate students: You’re invited to take part in a unique and interactive learning…
Plans underway for 2019 animal welfare competition
Dates have been set for the 19th annual Animal Welfare Assessment Contest, which will be held this fall in Colorado. The competition, known as AWJAC,…
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…
USDA/APHIS Animal Welfare Program
The AVMA supports enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act for the protection of animals (as designated by the Secretary of Agriculture) used for…
Contest puts students’ animal welfare knowledge to the test
A survey of participants in the AVMA Animal Welfare Assessment Contest shows the event increases their aptitude for animal welfare and helps them hone…
New syllabus tool supports animal welfare education
Ensuring animals’ good welfare is a critical part of the work we all do as veterinarians, and that makes it an important focus for veterinary…
Contest raises student awareness of animal welfare issues
Katelyn Sheppard and her University of Florida teammates earned some bragging rights among classmates and colleagues when their team took fourth place…
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the roles of veterinarians in promoting animal welfare
The AVMA-FVE-CVMA recognize that sentient animals are capable of pain and suffering, deserving consideration and respect.
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
Dr. Harry Werner named recipient of 2020 AVMA Animal Welfare Award
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today honored Dr. Harry Werner as the winner of the 2020 AVMA Animal Welfare Award.
Congratulate these AVMA award winners
Three accomplished veterinary and animal science professionals have been chosen to receive AVMA Excellence Awards for their support of the…
Veterinary research spotlighted on the Hill
On May 13, the AVMA hosted an educational briefing for Capitol Hill staff on recognizing and managing pain in farm animals.
Relocation of pets for adoption
Careful planning is needed to ensure animal welfare, animal/human safety, and avoid disease spread when dogs and cats are transported for purposes of…
AVMA updates euthanasia guidance for the profession
The AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals have been updated to reflect important research advances, including new techniques and equipment.
AABP calls for pain control during horn removal
Cattle should receive pain control drugs during and after horn or horn bud removal, according to the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.
HOD to deliberate on declawing
AVMA House of Delegates also to consider microchips, cribbing, use of technology
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…
Use of horses in urban environments
The AVMA endorses the American Association of Equine Practitioners' policy on the use of horses in urban environments.
The spay/neuter conversation, at Convention and beyond
Pet owners have ready access to diverse opinions online about spaying and neutering, and look to their veterinarian to provide a recommendation that’s…