Nonhuman primates as assistance animals
The AVMA does not support the use of nonhuman primates as assistance animals.
Supporting real assistance animals
Is that cockatoo riding a man's shoulder in the produce section really an emotional support animal?
Livestock shows a lesson in ethics, animal care
Livestock shows a lesson in ethics, animal care Jeff Goodwin, PhD, of Moscow, Idaho, presents "The…
AVMA to deliberate on assistance animals, stem cells
Service, emotional support, and therapy animals provide therapeutic interventions and assist individuals with disabilities but the growing
Assistance Animals: Rights of Access and the Problem of Fraud (2017)
Peer-reviewed white paper addressing possible strategies to promote appropriate use of assistance animals and discourage fraudulent activities
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…
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
The AVMA supports research to discover and develop safe and efficacious drugs, vaccines, chemicals, and medical devices that benefit humans and…
It doesn’t have to hurt
The ethics of animal treatment and veterinary care have changed dramatically over the past several decades.
International joint statements address horse slaughter, rabies in dogs
The AVMA has adopted a joint statement on horse slaughter with the Canadian and Mexican veterinary associations and a joint statement
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.
Board acts on research, grievance resolution, residues
The AVMA Board of Directors, while meeting Nov. 20-22, 2014, approved a few new policies, rescinded some that were no longer
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
Horse racing eyes changes to stay relevant
The horse racing industry has some very real problems to contend with these days as statistics show the sport has been in decline