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…
Supporting real assistance animals
Is that cockatoo riding a man's shoulder in the produce section really an emotional support animal?
Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award
The Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award recognizes outstanding work of veterinarians in preserving and protecting the human-animal…
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…
AVMA honors 3 with awards during National Pet Week
The AVMA has announced the 2020 recipients of the Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award, AVMA Animal Welfare Award, and AVMA Humane…
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…
National Pet Week®
National Pet Week® honors the pets in our lives and promotes responsible pet ownership. Join us to celebrate pets and help give them the best lives…
AVMA providing guidance on handling of pet remains
The AVMA has adopted a policy and is creating educational materials to provide guidance to veterinarians on the handling of companion animal remains.
Human-Animal Bond Certificate
The AVMA is founding educational partner for the Human-Animal Bond Certification Program for veterinarians and veterinary team members.
Nominations open for 2020 AVMA awards
The nomination period is open for the following AVMA Excellence Awards for 2020.
AVMA presents Excellence Awards
During AVMA Convention 2018 this July in Denver, a number of individuals received AVMA Excellence Awards for contributions in areas such as
AVMA, Auxiliary celebrate National Pet Week 2019
The AVMA is celebrating A Lifetime of Love again for National Pet Week 2019, May 5-11,
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…
The Association hosted a symposium where best practices for euthanasia were examined and research directed at refining those practices
Study suggests pets grieve
Owners reported dogs and cats in homes where a pet had recently died demanded more attention from owners and sought out the deceased
Therapy dogs have mixed results for childhood cancer patients, parents
Visits with therapy dogs have mixed results for
AVMA, Auxiliary celebrate National Pet Week
The AVMA is celebrating A Lifetime of Love again for National Pet Week
Pets to live in apartments at new domestic violence shelter
When a pet is part of a family shattered by domestic violence, the pet's life is in peril and the family faces yet another obstacle to survival.
Guidelines for Responsible Pet Ownership
Owning a pet is a privilege and should result in a mutually beneficial relationship. However, the benefits of pet ownership come with obligations.
Banfield launches foundation with grant to AVMF
The Banfield Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, launched Oct. 6 with an inaugural $200,000 commitment over three years to the
Simulation study compares cat population reduction methods
A simulation model used in a recent study provides insights into the value of administering a temporary, nonsurgical
Most Americans see marijuana as a legitimate medical treatment for some human disease conditions.