Nonhuman primates as assistance animals
The AVMA does not support the use of nonhuman primates as assistance animals.
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…
Veterinarians: a missing LINK
As awareness of human and animal abuse grows, many in the health care and animal welfare communities are seeking ways to help practitioners respond.
Ending life well
Pending guidance on depopulation and updated guidance on euthanasia acknowledge that decisions on animal death are difficult even for experts.
Animal-assisted interventions: Definitions
The AVMA recognizes that the human animal bond is important to client and community health. The human animal bond has existed for thousands of years
Animal-assisted interventions: Guidelines
Veterinarians must prepare themselves to play a vital role in ensuring the health and wellbeing of the people and the animals involved in human-animal…
Human-Animal Bond Certificate
The AVMA is founding educational partner for the Human-Animal Bond Certification Program for veterinarians and veterinary team members.
On the world stage
The WVA celebrated its 150th anniversary during the 31st WVC, Sept. 17-20 in Prague. The 2013 conference offered multiple tracks
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
AAEP looking for evidence-based solutions
The American Association of Equine Practitioners may not have all the answers, but its members have been attempting to learn more
Passion for people, horses drives AAEP president
Dr. R. Reynolds Cowles Jr. is passionate about a lot of things.