AVMA animal welfare principles
The AVMA, as a medical authority for the health and welfare of animals, offers the following eight integrated principles for developing and evaluating…
Future of animal welfare intertwined with veterinary profession
Some current trends in animal welfare he outlined are as follows:
Welfare guidelines released for working equids
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has adopted the first set of global standards for ensuring the welfare of working equids.
Multi-institutional study dives deep into cetacean welfare
Some bottlenose dolphins are wearing superhero capes at Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
Data gathering project launches to improve equine welfare
The Equine Welfare Data Collective launched a metrics gathering effort Nov. 1, 2018, to better understand at-risk and transitioning equids.
Companion animal care guidelines
Preface The following are general guidelines for the proper care and humane treatment of animals in nonagricultural facilities, such as humane…
The AVMA Advocate - January 2014
AVMA's monthly e-newsletter on federal legislation of importance to the veterinary profession and animal health and welfare.
Calling all CATalystas
The CATalyst Council is a coalition of the veterinary community, academia, nonprofits, industry, and animal welfare organizations.
What do pets in New Mexico have to do with One Health?
President's Column: Dr. Mike Topper We know that not every household has adequate access to veterinary care on a consistent basis. We also know that a…
'We do one thing, and one thing only'
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' Spay/Neuter Alliance is working to reduce the number of unwanted animals by
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.
Veterinary care for all
Veterinary care for underserved populations was the central topic during the first Access to Veterinary Care Symposium, hosted by the Program for Pet…
Dog and cat population control
The population of dogs and cats in the U.S. exceeds the capacity of our society to care and provide homes for them as companion animals.
Pediatric spay/neuter of dogs and cats
The AVMA supports the concept of pediatric spay/neuter in dogs and cats in an effort to reduce the number of unwanted animals of these species.
It doesn’t have to hurt
The ethics of animal treatment and veterinary care have changed dramatically over the past several decades.
On the map
Worldwide, about 600 million people depend on nearly 100 million equids for their livelihood. However, because of socioeconomic factors, 90 percent of…
AVMA member helps bring high-quality veterinary care to Pueblo of Laguna
A month later, Dr. Tolani Francisco still gets emotional thinking about the impact of the Reaching UP program on the Pueblo of Laguna. “The reception…
Fix by Five campaign aims to reduce cat overpopulation
The conventional wisdom is that cats should be spayed or neutered at 6 months of age. The Fix by Five campaign challenges that assumption, aiming to…
Report outlines barriers to accessing veterinary care, possible solutions
One out of four pet owners experiences barriers to obtaining veterinary care, and the primary obstacle for all pet owners seeking any type of care is…
AVMA, Auxiliary celebrate National Pet Week 2019
The AVMA is celebrating A Lifetime of Love again for National Pet Week 2019, May 5-11,
Learn, help, get inspired: Applications open for next Reaching UP clinic
Are you interested in learning about and serving communities with limited access to veterinary care? Veterinarians and veterinary students can do both…
World Veterinary Day to focus on vector-borne zoonoses
World Veterinary Day to focus on vector-borne zoonoses with zoonotic potential.
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.
Reaching UP calls for student volunteers
Veterinary student opportunities open for November clinic The life-changing veterinary volunteer experience of Reaching UP is now open to students as…
Novel pain assessment developed for horses
European researchers provide a new approach to assessing pain in horses on the basis of a standardized scale of facial expressions