Diversity programming takes look back, forward
The AVMA Virtual Convention 2020 will offer continuing education sessions dedicated to diversity and inclusion, including an LGBTQ-friendly town hall…
Environmental health focus of this year’s Global Health Summit
Experts in several areas will discuss environmental health issues during the Global Health Summit at the AVMA Virtual Convention 2020
Wildlife culling, avian certification, cancer research grant
Socializing dogs during COVID-19
A creative approach can still provide the benefits of socialization while also following recommendations for social distancing during the COVID-19…
More fireworks can lead to more anxious pets: 8 tips from the AVMA to keep them calm
The Fourth of July may still be several days away, but fireworks have been rattling cities across the country for weeks. Chicago, for example, has…
Racial equity book list
This list of books can help expand your understanding of the people and world around you, which can help reduce bias and promote a more just society.
Juggling kids and work during a pandemic
Veterinary professionals are among the millions of working parents figuring out how to handle these trying times with their children. Four found a few…
Pet owners switch to online buying during pandemic
The AVMA surveyed more than 2,000 practice owners in April to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the profession.
Want to be a stronger ally? Learn from this book list.
This list of books can help expand your understanding of the people and world around you, which can help you reduce bias and promote a more just…
Key research articles related to SARS-CoV-2 in non-human animals
Read an in-depth summary of key research articles related to SARS-CoV-2 in non-human animals.
COVID-19: 7 steps to help your pet prepare for your return to work
As states and municipalities begin the process of opening up following months of lockdowns and closures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the…
Coronavirus research funds cut over ties to Chinese lab
On April 24, the NIH informed the New York–based EcoHealth Alliance it was revoking the $3.7 million research grant on account of the alliance’s ties…
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…
Social work expands in veterinary hospitals
Emergency and specialty hospitals are hiring social workers because of the benefits to their clients, staff members, and even patients. The field of…
Practicing veterinary medicine during COVID-19
Learn about practicing veterinary medicine during COVID-19, including employer obligations and liability.
The importance of self-care during a pandemic
For many, life feels like it’s been put on hold as the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s OK to worry about yourself and loved ones, but you…
AVMA joins National Academy of Medicine in committing to clinician wellbeing
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has become the first veterinary organization in the nation to join the National Academy of Medicine…
Dr. Janice Siegford named recipient of 2020 AVMA Humane Award
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today honored Janice Siegford, Ph.D., as the winner of the 2020 AVMA Humane Award.
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…
Pet relocation guidelines reflect lessons learned
The AVMA and Association of Shelter Veterinarians in March released best practices for relocation of shelter animals programs to prevent the spread of…
New research identifies root causes of separation anxiety in dogs
A team led by scientists from the University of Lincoln in Lincoln, England, identified four main forms of distress for dogs when separated from their…
Research delayed, rodent populations reduced during pandemic
Universities delayed new studies this spring to reduce contact among people, including researchers and animal caregivers. Those delays often involved…
National Dog Bite Prevention Coalition offers tips for safely sheltering at home with pets during the COVID-19 crisis
The coronavirus pandemic has introduced a good deal of uncertainty into our lives, as well as the lives of our pets. As people shelter at home, adopt…
Aquarium cleaner death, anxiety in dogs, and more in the May 1 “In Short” section
Penn Vet offers certificate in animal welfare
The program launched last October. It combines self-directed online activities and in-person sessions to educate participants on animal welfare and…