Future of animal welfare intertwined with veterinary profession
Some current trends in animal welfare he outlined are as follows:
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
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…
Board reaffirms existing policy on canine devocalization
The AVMA is keeping a policy that expresses opposition to canine devocalization, with exceptions,
Nominations open for AVMA awards
The nomination period is open for the following AVMA Excellence Awards and AVMA Excellence in Research Awards.
Policy provides for tail docking of cattle under guidance via telemedicine
The AVMA has revised the policy "Tail Docking of Cattle" to provide for the procedure to be done under guidance of a veterinarian via…
AVMA presents Excellence Awards
During AVMA Convention 2018 this July in Denver, a number of individuals received AVMA Excellence Awards for contributions in areas such as
The path from a polydactyl cat to the AAFP presidency
Even though her family could not afford to go to a veterinarian, Dr. Apryl Steele decided at a very young age that she wanted to be one.
AVMA deliberates on breed standards, devocalization
A resolution submitted to the House of Delegates calls for the AVMA to help develop healthier breed standards for purebred dogs and cats; another…
Congressman wants cats adopted after research
A Michigan congressman wants adoption, rather than euthanasia, for cats used in federal Toxoplasma research.
Therapy dogs have mixed results for childhood cancer patients, parents
Visits with therapy dogs have mixed results for
Shortage of pain drugs results from manufacturing issue
In mid-December 2017, the Food and Drug Administration was reporting a shortage of the pain relief drugs fentanyl, morphine, and hydromorphone.
AVMA, Auxiliary celebrate National Pet Week
The AVMA is celebrating A Lifetime of Love again for National Pet Week
Pets to live in apartments at new domestic violence shelter
When a pet is part of a family shattered by domestic violence, the pet's life is in peril and the family faces yet another obstacle to survival.
Court twice rules against Florida drug testing rules
The trainers for Greyhounds with 24 positive test results for cocaine metabolites won two court victories that could overturn Florida's drug testing…