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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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
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.
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…
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…
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…
Reaching UP invites student volunteers
Veterinary students who belong to their school’s SAVMA chapters have a unique opportunity to learn about public health and safety, work with…
Use of horses in urban environments
The AVMA endorses the American Association of Equine Practitioners' policy on the use of horses in urban environments.
Veterinarian’s compassion lives on through generous donation to Reaching UP
Equine veterinarian and practice owner Dr. Cindy Campbell-Eason lived by the motto, “Above all, do no harm.” Even after her death in April 2016, her…
Taking a different path rekindles passion for veterinary medicine
For Dr. Nellie Goetz, participating in the Reaching UP program reaffirmed that she made the right choice when she decided to change her path in…
Reaching UP provided hundreds of veterinary services to underserved populations in 2016
In 2016, AVMA was proud to host three Reaching UP clinics, which provided high-quality, high-volume (HQHV) spay/neuter and preventive care services to…