Animal welfare, health policies updated
Animals used in pre-college education should not be subjected to uses that cause any pain, an updated AVMA policy states.
Penn Vet given $5M for equine welfare, wellness professorship
A gift of $5 million will establish the Dr. Harry Werner Professorship in Equine Medicine at New Bolton Center, the large animal hospital
Supporting real assistance animals
Is that cockatoo riding a man's shoulder in the produce section really an emotional support animal?
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…
What we can do to stop soring
As part of our work to promote animal welfare, the AVMA has long supported policies cracking down on soring, which is the practice of deliberately…
Zoo veterinarians, behind the scenes and in the field
For zoo veterinarians, their day-to-day work can encompass thousands of individual animals and a multitude of species
Role of zoos is conservation, zoo veterinarians say
The perspective of many zoo veterinarians is that zoos are still relevant within society today, with a role that has pivoted from entertainment to…
Soring final rule put on hold
A proposed crackdown on the practice of soring—the deliberate infliction of pain to exaggerate the gait of horses, thereby gaining an unfair
Horse advocates, veterinarians noted for outstanding work
The American Association of Equine Practitioners recognized the 2016 recipients of several awards Dec. 3-7 2016
Passion for people, horses drives AAEP president
Dr. R. Reynolds Cowles Jr. is passionate about a lot of things.