AVSAB adopts position paper on breed-specific legislation
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior has expressed concern about breed-specific legislation through a position paper.
Practicing veterinary medicine during COVID-19
Learn about practicing veterinary medicine during COVID-19, including employer obligations and liability.
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…
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…
Can veterinarians prevent the next pandemic?
The COVID-19 pandemic marks the third novel coronavirus outbreak of the 21st century. Unlike the viruses that cause severe acute respiratory syndrome…
SARS-CoV-2 in animals
Learn about how the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 affects animals, and how to keep pets safe during the pandemic.
Airlines can't ban service animals by breed, weight but can ban some species
The Department of Transportation says airlines cannot categorically exclude certain breeds of dogs or cats as service animals and cannot ban service…
From 'Zoobiquity' to 'Wildhood'
Many humans don’t realize how much they have in common with other animal species from monkeys to gazelles to even guppies. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz,…
Animal-assisted interventions: Guidelines
Veterinarians must prepare themselves to play a vital role in ensuring the health and wellbeing of the people and the animals involved in human-animal…
Free-Roaming, Owned Cats
The AVMA encourages veterinarians to educate clients and the public about the dangers associated with allowing cats free-roam access to the
Banfield Foundation commits $1M to domestic violence programs
The Banfield Foundation announced that it has committed to investing $1 million over four years through its Safer Together initiative
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…
Volunteer for Our Oath in Action projects
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation is seeking volunteers this fall for Our Oath in Action, a veterinary outreach program with
Pre-empting zoonotic disease threats
A multimillion-dollar Defense Department grant is helping veterinary researchers predict the emergence of highly pathogenic zoonotic viruses and…
AVMA, United reach agreement on form for assistance animals
The AVMA, with support from the AVMA PLIT, took action when United Airlines announced a new policy requiring a veterinarian's
All veterinarians have a professional and moral obligation to address the serious dog bite problem in the United States, and to be up to date on the…
Health and safety policies for therapy animal visits vary widely
A survey of U.S. hospitals, elder care facilities, and therapy animal organizations revealed their health and safety policies for therapy animal…
AAFP grows in service to cats, profession
The continuing growth of the Cat Friendly Practice program, the release of feline anesthesia guidelines, and a well-attended conference have been…
The dangerous dog debate
Communities have been banning or strictly regulating pit bull-type dogs and other “dangerous” breeds for the past three decades.
Environment: the bedrock of one health
At first glance, veterinarians' role in environmental health is less apparent than their role in the other two legs of the one-health triad.
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
Inside the headquarters for military dogs
Lackland Air Force Base breeds and trains dogs for the U.S. Department of Defense, and serves as hub for veterinary care
Taking on obesity as a disease
The veterinary profession should formally recognize canine and feline obesity as a disease, according to a position statement from the
O.I.E. takes action at annual meeting
Representatives from the governments of 139 countries gathered at the Office International des Epizooties annual meeting in Paris
The dangers of improper drug disposal
Drug pollution is altering and hurting marine life in the U.S. and increasing the risk of antimicrobial resistance, which could harm animals and…