AVMA endorses federal legislation to address illicit xylazine
The bill would equip law enforcement with additional tools to stop illegal xylazine trafficking while protecting veterinarians’ access to this…
New Arkansas vet tech legislation poses risks to veterinary patients, clients, and practices
The Arkansas state legislature recently adopted a law that will expand veterinary technician specialists’ (VTS) scope of practice. Another bill still…
Veterinary technicians being paid more but still face concerns about wages, burnout, debt
Survey results from the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America reveal the latest data about the profession of veterinary…
Casey, Weisman elected to AVMA Board of Directors
Drs. Erin Casey and Jim Weisman ran unopposed for seats on the AVMA Board of Directors and were declared elected in February. They will begin their…
Veterinary emergency, critical care groups hold symposium – Sept. 7-11, 2022
The 28th International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium was held Sept. 7-11, 2022, in San Antonio. Several organizations presented…
World Small Animal Veterinary Association – Oct. 29-31, 2022
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association held its 47th Congress from Oct. 29-31 in Lima, Peru. The WSAVA presented awards and seated new…
Mars, Banfield, AVMA, others collaborate to improve communication between veterinary teams and clients
Veterinary teams are facing challenges and pressures and are increasingly finding themselves on the receiving end of client frustration. Mars…
Veterinary technicians can not only survive but also thrive in profession
Amy Newfield, director of veterinary nursing leadership for Veterinary Emergency Group, presented “How To Survive as a Veterinary Technician” on Aug.…
VCA launches urgent care hospitals
VCA’s new urgent care hospitals Animal Hospitals has launched its first urgent care clinic. The company plans to build and open seven more urgent…
How one clinic improved patient care & efficiency with remote monitors
Check out AVMA’s newest telehealth case study. See how the Charleston Veterinary Referral Center implemented wireless wearable devices to improve…
Meet the Board candidate: Dr. Jim Weisman
Candidate: District 6 director - Biographical statement and statement of reason for seeking office.
What are our colleagues learning about?
Here are the 10 most popular continuing education sessions presented at AVMA Convention 2022 in Philadelphia.
CVTEA accreditation policies and procedures
Appendix I – Accreditation standards and guidelines for interpretation - Last update to this section: August 2022
Three candidates declare for AVMA’s top spot
Drs. Sandra Faeh Butler, Arnold L. Goldman, and Robert Murtaugh launched their campaigns July 29 for 2023-24 AVMA president-elect.
Researchers see hope, progress in big data
Veterinary practice data is fueling advancements in disease understanding and diagnostics, despite some challenges in comparing records across…
AVMA leaders to discuss model practice act, principles of ethics
During the upcoming Veterinary Information Forum, the AVMA House of Delegates will discuss topics arising from the scheduled review of the AVMA Model…
Firm’s ‘anticompetitive acquisition’ of veterinary clinics prompts FTC actions
Federal authorities are making a private equity firm divest veterinary clinics in six locations to complete its proposed acquisition of two…
Mpox is a rare disease caused by the monkeypox virus. Its symptoms are similar to smallpox, but the disease is less contagious and less severe.
Veterinary specialists in the U.S.
View U.S. veterinarians with various board certifications from AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty organizations as of December, 2021.
Oregon VMA – April 1-3, 2022
The Oregon VMA held its Oregon Veterinary Conference virtually from April 1-3. The ORVMA presented awards and seated new officials.
Client feedback can be a boon instead of a bane—yes, even complaints
An up-and-coming practice manager, a longtime practice consultant, and an AVMA economics expert discuss how practices can use surveys, social media,…
American Association of Swine Veterinarians - Feb. 26, 2022
The American Association of Swine Veterinarians held its 53rd annual meeting from Feb. 26-March 1 in Indianapolis. The AASV and AASV Foundation…
Veterinary emergency, critical care groups hold symposium
The International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium was held from Sept. 11-15, 2021, in Nashville, Tennessee. Hosts of the symposium…
Animals also victims of war in Ukraine
The Russian invasion of Ukraine created a crisis in animal care, affecting the thousands of pets carried across borders, shelter animals in war zones,…
Grants, student awards handed out by AVMF, partners
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation and the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation announced the two recipients of pharmacology research…