AVMA HOD approves new policy on responsible breeding of companion animals
At its 2017 Winter Session today, the AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) amended and approved a new policy on responsible breeding of companion animals.…
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 do pets in New Mexico have to do with One Health?
President's Column: Dr. Mike Topper We know that not every household has adequate access to veterinary care on a consistent basis. We also know that a…
Congratulations, AVMA award winners!
Awards honor veterinary excellence in all disciplines Congratulations to the 13 veterinarians, animal health professionals and animal lovers who have…
Member comment sought on draft guidelines for depopulation
A draft version of the first-ever AVMA Guidelines for the Depopulation of Animals is now available for review and comment by all AVMA members. Once…
New recommendations for feline spay/neuter surgery
The AVMA Board of Directors has endorsed a document recommending that cats not intended for breeding be gonadectomized prior to five months of age.…
What we can do to ensure funding for important veterinary programs
It’s no secret that the U.S. government has a limited budget and that members of Congress must make difficult choices about how to spend it. Because…
AVMA recognizes excellence in veterinary medicine
During AVMA Convention 2017 this July in Indianapolis, the AVMA bestowed awards to recognize excellence in veterinary medicine.
Board takes on topics across breadth of profession
The AVMA Board of Directors, while meeting June 20-21 in Washington, D.C., took on topics across the breadth of the profession, including
Reaching UP provided hundreds of veterinary services to underserved populations in 2016
In 2016, AVMA was proud to host three Reaching UP clinics, which provided high-quality, high-volume (HQHV) spay/neuter and preventive care services to…