The Importance of Veterinarians in Food Safety
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) supports the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service Public…
AVMA supports safety of GMO and GE foods
Proposed by the AVMA Food Safety Advisory Committee and approved by the Board of Directors April 7, the policy reads as follows:
Safety of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) and Genetically Engineered (GE) Foods
The broad scientific consensus is that approved GMO and GE crops and foods are safe for human and animal consumption.
USDA recruiting for slaughter inspection
The Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service posted flyers everywhere at AVMA Convention 2017, this past July in Indianapolis,…
Reaching UP invites student volunteers
Veterinary students who belong to their school’s SAVMA chapters have a unique opportunity to learn about public health and safety, work with…
Proposals push for more veterinarians for slaughter inspection, disease response
The National Association of Federal Veterinarians has proposed resolutions to the AVMA House of Delegates
Five chosen for councils, committee
The AVMA House of Delegates elected four council members in January 2017, while the AVMA Board of Directors appointed one committee
Meritorious Service Award goes to Kaplan
The AVMA presented its Meritorious Service Award to Dr. Bruce Kaplan, a staunch advocate of the one-health concept, July 22 at AVMA Convention 2017.
Board makes appointments
The AVMA Board of Directors, during its June 20-21 meeting in Washington, D.C., named the following individuals to the entities indicated,
Egg executives exhaust appeals over prison sentences
A father and son whose unsanitary egg business sickened tens of thousands in 2010 have exhausted their appeals over their prison sentences.
Study finds feral pigs had antibodies to zoonotic organisms
Testing at two Texas abattoirs revealed that feral pigs had been exposed to zoonotic bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
FDA warns Micotil 300 is dangerous
An antimicrobial used in cattle and sheep has killed at least 25 people and hurt thousands in 25 years.
2017 Summer HOD Proceedings
2017 HOD Proceedings TOC
AVMA helping veterinarians take on telemedicine
The AVMA is providing guidance and soon a toolkit to help veterinarians take on telemedicine in practice.
House to discuss marijuana, VCPR, opioids, service animals
The AVMA House of Delegates plans to discuss the diverse topics of
Assessing pet supplements
A third of all U.S. households with dogs use supplements, as do about a fifth of households with cats, according to a report on pet
Board makes appointments
The AVMA Board of Directors, meeting April 7 at Association headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois, named the following individuals to
Board takes on topics across breadth of profession
The AVMA Board of Directors, while meeting June 20-21 in Washington, D.C., took on topics across the breadth of the profession, including
Supplement companies made changes after facing crackdown
The availability of glucosamine for animals seemed to be in question 15 years ago.
Volunteers needed: New opportunities to give back to veterinary medicine
The American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS) has a unique opportunity for veterinarians without board certifications to get involved with its…
Delegates tackle timely issues in veterinary medicine
The times indeed are a changin’, and the 2017 House of Delegates meeting held at the AVMA Annual Convention certainly reflected that reality. From…
What do pets in New Mexico have to do with One Health?
President's Column: Dr. Mike Topper We know that not every household has adequate access to veterinary care on a consistent basis. We also know that a…
We want you! Volunteer to be a leader with the AVMA
Are you looking for ways to make a difference in policy, advance professionally, and forge connections with other leaders in veterinary medicine? If…
January 2017 Board of Directors meeting summary
By: Dr. Mark Helfat, Board of Directors Chair; Dr. Tom Meyer, AVMA President; Dr. David Ylander, House Advisory Committee Chair; Dr. Janet Donlin,…
A short lesson on AVMA policy
AVMA Board of Directors Chair Mark Helfat demystifies AVMA policy, explaining ways members can shape it and why AVMA policies are