Future of animal welfare intertwined with veterinary profession
Some current trends in animal welfare he outlined are as follows:
USDA cancels organic welfare rules
Federal agriculture authorities canceled pending rules that would have expanded animal welfare rules in organic production.
AVMA emphasizes responsible stewardship of laboratory animals
The AVMA has revised the policy "Use of Animals in Research, Testing, and Education" to balance the emphasis placed on
Another ballot initiative increases housing size for farm animals
As consumers demand to know more about the origin of their foods, the trend toward less-restrictive housing for farm animals has accelerated in recent…
Pet Care Trust encourages expanded interest in companion animal species
The Pet Care Trust Foundation promotes public understanding regarding the value of and right to enjoy companion animals.
Human-Animal Bond Certificate
The AVMA is founding educational partner for the Human-Animal Bond Certification Program for veterinarians and veterinary team members.
New guidance on opioid-sparing techniques for treating pain
Veterinarians have a new resource on opioid-sparing methods for treating animal pain that may also help mitigate the opioid abuse epidemic seizing the…
Get certified to better support the human-animal bond
The AVMA has been the think tank for professionals interested in the human-animal bond since the early 1980s, and we’re excited to announce a new…
Board reaffirms existing policy on canine devocalization
The AVMA is keeping a policy that expresses opposition to canine devocalization, with exceptions,
Nominations open for AVMA awards
The nomination period is open for the following AVMA Excellence Awards and AVMA Excellence in Research Awards.
Policy provides for tail docking of cattle under guidance via telemedicine
The AVMA has revised the policy "Tail Docking of Cattle" to provide for the procedure to be done under guidance of a veterinarian via…
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, USDA react to footage of cattle mistreatment
Recent footage of the Portales Livestock Auction in Portales, N.M., shows abusive handling of cattle similar to the mistreatment
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 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.
Congressman wants cats adopted after research
A Michigan congressman wants adoption, rather than euthanasia, for cats used in federal Toxoplasma research.
Counting cats to create better management programs
An ambitious plan is underway in the nation's capital to quantify the number of cats living there over the next three years.
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.
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.
$75M dedicated to nonsurgical contraception for cats and dogs
Stalled attempts at creating an alternative to surgical sterilization for cats and dogs have received a jump-start in the form of a $75
AABP condemns abuses at Chino slaughterhouse - February 7, 2008
The American Association of Bovine Practitioners has issued a statement condemning abusive practices at a Chino, Calif.,