Animal welfare: People
Veterinarians have responsibilty and opportunity to positively affect the complex interactions between people and animals, including the human-animal…
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
Handling of Animals; Contingency Plans
Formal title: Docket Number [APHIS-2006-0159] Handling of Animals; Contingency Plans Summary: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service…
Panel offers recommendations to aid animals in Japan's 'no-go' zone
The International Fund for Animal Welfare convened an expert panel in Tokyo this May with the goal of developing protocols to safely
Veterinarian supports animal relief efforts following Pakistan floods
Livestock account for nearly half of Pakistan's agricultural gross domestic product. The FAO says it's imperative to get food and medicine to the…
Disaster conference gives animal issues a seat at the table
One way to learn and improve on the process of disaster management is to combine the resources and experiences of those who have experienced disasters…
Expert panel to address radiologic impact on animals near Japan nuclear plant
The International Fund for Animal Welfare in April announced a team of radiation and animal rescue experts had been assembled to develop a
Competition or coexistence?
In the world of companion animal medicine, many private practitioners are worrying about competition from animal welfare organizations
The AVMA Advocate - January 2014
AVMA's monthly e-newsletter on federal legislation of importance to the veterinary profession and animal health and welfare.
Evolving relations in Colorado
The Colorado VMA recently created a task force to foster collaboration between private practitioners and animal welfare organizations.
Researchers, dealers, exhibitors need disaster plans
Animal dealers, researchers, exhibitors, and others licensed and registered under the Animal Welfare Act will need to have plans
Fiscal 2016 Appropriations
AVMA advocates for funding for programs that help ensure animal health and welfare, protect food safety and promote public health and research.
The Equine Welfare Data Collective has released its first report after gathering data nationally on at-risk and transitioning equines.
AVMA finalizing depopulation guidelines
The AVMA's guidance on emergency animal depopulation is in editing following a draft's approval.
Task force in Texas
Dr. Linwood A. Starks III performs a spay operation at one of the three clinics that the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to…
Ending life well
Pending guidance on depopulation and updated guidance on euthanasia acknowledge that decisions on animal death are difficult even for experts.
Member comment sought on draft guidelines for depopulation
A draft version of the first AVMA Guidelines for the Depopulation of Animals is now available for review and comment by AVMA
Building bridges in Michigan
Dr. Cathy Anderson with a patient at the Jackson County, Mich., animal shelter where she is the staff veterinarian.Courtesy of Dr. Cathy
Devastating flu, ongoing harm
This past spring’s highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak was the largest animal health emergency in U.S. history
Hope in Haiti
Dr. Max Millien, director of animal health with Haiti's Ministry of Agriculture, said assistance from foreign agencies
Army Veterinary Corps gets new leader
Col. Steven Greiner will serve as the next chief of the Army Veterinary Corps.
In Puerto Rico, time measured before and after Maria
The wrath of Maria, one of the worst natural disasters to strike Puerto Rico, disrupted life on the island for months afterward.
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…
Finding a way forward with nonprofit service providers
Representatives of the groups spoke about these efforts during the 2014 AVMA Public Policy Symposium, Sept. 5-6 in Rosemont, Illinois.
August 2014 - The AVMA Advocate
Veterinary mobility act becomes law; AVMA opposes prescription writing mandate bill