American College of Animal Welfare
he American College of Animal Welfare welcomed four new diplomates following the board certification examination
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…
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
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…
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.
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
Animal abuse resources for veterinarians
It is important that veterinarians be familiar with the concepts of animal abuse and neglect, and how these are defined under any law or ordinance…
HOD adopts policies on cribbing, microchipping animals
In January, the AVMA House of Delegates overwhelmingly voted to adopt a new policy on humanely managing horse cribbing and a revised policy concerning…
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…
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…
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 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.
Mobini, Willis elected to AVMA Board
Two members of the AVMA House of Delegates were elected in February to the Association’s Board of Directors.
National Pet Week®
National Pet Week® honors the pets in our lives and promotes responsible pet ownership. Join us to celebrate pets and help give them the best lives…
AVMA finalizing depopulation guidelines
The AVMA's guidance on emergency animal depopulation is in editing following a draft's approval.