Theft, vandalism, and break-ins: How veterinary clinics can protect against security breaches
AVMA News spoke with three experts about the common security risks that veterinary clinics face and how to prevent them from happening in the first…
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…
Compounding: How do new rules affect you?
The FDA says it will start phasing in inspectional activities in April for its new guidance on compounding from bulk drug substances. Here’s what…
Food animal facility dedicated at UF
The spirit of cooperation between industry and academia was celebrated June 6 during the groundbreaking for Deriso Hall
Cattle castration is important to animal and human safety, reduces aggressive behavior, and improves meat quality. The veterinarian of record should…
Unregulated horse racing continues to pose risks
A persistent and potentially growing concern, according to experts, is the running of unsanctioned, informal horse races. Unregulated horse racing is…
Military veterinary treatment facilities (VTF)
Veterinary services performed by Army veterinarians are an important benefit for service members and their families, and will be provided across the…
Organization to accredit racehorse retirement facilities
A group of Thoroughbred industry stakeholders in February announced the establishment of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance to accredit
U.S. plans to modernize Plum Island facility
The Department of Homeland Security announced in late August that it would replace the aging Plum Island Animal Disease Center
USDA funding research, lab facility care
The Department of Agriculture will provide $176 million in funding for repairs, upgrades, and maintenance at 36 laboratories and
USDA shows off a facility for research
The U.S. Department of Agriculture dedicated a high-containment large animal facility in Ames that combines several research buildings.
Animal facilities need to plan for disasters
A heart-wrenching video of animal rescue after Hurricane Katrina brought home the message of "Disaster Planning for
Fort Sam Houston dedicates facility to Jennings
With post and community leaders present, Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, unveiled its newest state-of-the-art training
Slaughter facilities won’t be able to hold downed calves
Federal regulators will require euthanasia of any veal calves that become nonambulatory when offered for slaughter.
Tennessee’s new facilities better accommodate large animals
A long-awaited renovation and expansion of the Equine and Farm Animal hospitals at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center is under way.
Veterinary facility occupational risks for pregnant workers
Creating a safe work environment for all employees, including those who may be pregnant, can be facilitated by awareness of risks and adoption of…
New facility to advance study of foreign animal disease
The NBAF will improve the capabilities of the Department of Agriculture to develop vaccines, conduct diagnostics, and train veterinarians in the…
Montana law favors building of horse slaughter facilities
A Montana law encouraging construction of privately owned horse slaughterhouses is now in effect. The measure also restricts legal
Clavijo chosen to head National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility
Dr. Alfonso Clavijo is the new director of the Department of Agriculture's National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas.
USDA may require emergency plans for regulated animal facilities
U.S. Department of Agriculture officials plan to require that certain animal research facilities, dealers, exhibitors, handlers, and carriers have…
Concerns raised over focused versus full inspections at research facilities
Officials at a Harvard University–based legal clinic and the U.S. Department of Agriculture disagree on the effectiveness of ensuring animal welfare…
Unlawful xylazine receives more scrutiny to prevent inclusion in illegal drugs
Regulators and legislators are showing greater interest in xylazine, a prescription drug used in multiple sectors of clinical veterinary medicine,…
In Memory – March 2, 2023
Veterinarian obituaries in the “In Memory” section of the Journal of the AVMA, March 2, 2023
Opportunities for including eco-friendly practices in veterinary facility designs
Opportunities for including eco-friendly practices in veterinary facility designs.
Equine rescue facilities can't handle influx of unwanted horses
Nonprofit equine rescue and sanctuary facilities can accommodate only a fraction of the estimated 100,000 unwanted horses in the United States each…