AAHA releases new guidelines on canine vaccination
The American Animal Hospital Association announced Sept. 5 that it has released new guidelines on canine vaccination.
Dog Bite Prevention - A Community Approach (2001)
Report of the Task Force on Canine Aggression and Human-Canine Interactions aims to help public officials develop effective dog bite prevention…
Veterinary professionals face challenges surrounding vaccinations
Relief practice not just a temporary gig
Relief practice predates the gig economy and is a mainstay in veterinary medicine. According to AVMA data, relief veterinarians make up the largest…
A recent study looked at the reliability and validity of behavior evaluations for dogs in animal shelters.
International joint statements address horse slaughter, rabies in dogs
The AVMA has adopted a joint statement on horse slaughter with the Canadian and Mexican veterinary associations and a joint statement
California shuts down nonveterinary teeth cleaning operation
A California court approved a settlement Oct. 16 ordering a nonveterinary teeth cleaning operation to pay $150,000 in restitution
States start to address animal rehab by physical therapists
Some states include animal rehabilitation in their definition of the practice of veterinary medicine
AVMA produces multitude of videos, podcasts
The AVMA produces a multitude of videos for veterinarians and the public as well as the Animal Tracks series of podcasts for pet owners.
Green light for Spotlight
The AVMA has been dedicated to reducing the number of dog bite incidents through public awareness and education.
Cannabis research for veterinary patients advancing, cautiously
More than half the country has legalized marijuana use in one form or another.
Dog Bite Risk and Prevention: The Role of Breed
Peer-reviewed summary of scientific literature related to the role of breed in dog bite risk and prevention.
A Community Approach to Dog Bite Prevention (abstract)
A Model Community Approach to Dog Bite Prevention(abst) in proceedings 140th Annual ConventionAmerican Veterinary Medical AssociationJune 2001Gail C.…
Exploring a role for titers in rabies vaccination
Most states and many municipalities have laws requiring rabies vaccination for dogs and often cats, and these laws do not allow titer testing
When fire strikes home
About 40,000 pets die in residential fires each year, most from smoke inhalation, and 500,000 pets are affected overall.
The dangerous dog debate
Communities have been banning or strictly regulating pit bull-type dogs and other “dangerous” breeds for the past three decades.
Texas high court reaffirms pets are property
The Texas Supreme Court has reversed a controversial ruling by a state appellate court
Below the surface of anesthesia-free dentistry
The American Veterinary Dental College, AVMA, and American Animal Hospital Association state that dental cleanings should be performed under