Veterinarians have a role in global food security, Association says
The AVMA Board of Directors, while meeting April 5-6, approved the new "AVMA Policy on Global Food Security."
Some dry dog foods may have harmful excess vitamin D
At least six dogs have been sickened with vitamin D toxicosis, although Food and Drug Administration officials have received no reports of deaths,
FSIS wants to privatize some pig slaughter duties
Proposed regulations would shift food inspection duties in swine slaughter from federal employees to private ones.
USDA awards funds to support rural veterinary services
The Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced Nov. 21, 2017,
Another ballot initiative increases housing size for farm animals
As consumers demand to know more about the origin of their foods, the trend toward less-restrictive housing for farm animals has accelerated in recent…
AVMA gives practitioners a voice in global meeting on antimicrobial resistance
A delegation led by the FDA is representing the United States in global discussions about antimicrobial resistance this week in South Korea, and the…
World Veterinary Day promotes sustainable development
The theme of World Veterinary Day 2018, which falls on April 28, is “The role of the veterinary
Volunteer entities see adjustments
The AVMA Board of Directors approved all 11 recommendations from the Working Group on Volunteer Engagement at the Board's June meeting in Schaumburg,…
What do the election results mean for veterinarians?
Last night, Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and Republicans maintained control of the U.S. Senate. As with any change of…
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on continuous monitoring of antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance
The AVMA, CVMA and FVE developed this joint statement on continuous monitoring of antimicrobial use and resistance.
Reflections and inspirations: My year as your AVMA president
President’s Column: Dr. Mike Topper Exhilarating. Rewarding. Gratifying. As I pen my final president’s column, these are just a few words that…
The heated topic of raw milk
Unpasteurized milk has found a niche, with devoted followers hyping its taste and purported health benefits.
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
AVMA opposes reduced liability for bird deaths, favors drug fees
The AVMA opposes a legislative amendment that would remove liability for energy companies that unintentionally kill migratory birds.
New law supports FDA approval of more animal drugs
A new federal law includes language to expand conditional approval of animal drugs beyond minor uses and minor species,
Learn, help, get inspired: Applications open for next Reaching UP clinic
Are you interested in learning about and serving communities with limited access to veterinary care? Veterinarians and veterinary students can do both…
Dr. Frank Edgar Walker
Dr. Frank Edgar Walker is a candidate for AVMA Board of Directors in AVMA District VII
NOAA, NGOs debate effects of ocean farms on wildlife
Federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico have been open to fish farming for two years, but no farms yet exist.
Antimicrobial research a priority for AVMA
Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat, and the AVMA is advocating for development of new drugs that would help protect humans and animals.
Board makes appointments
The AVMA Board of Directors, at meetings from November 2017 through April 2018, named the following individuals to the entities indicated,
AVMA Board meets with USDA official
AVMA’s Board of Directors met with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under secretary for marketing and regulatory programs during last…
Veterinary push for Farm Bill, Higher Education Act
Attendees of the AVMA's annual legislative fly-in learned about the policymaking process
From digital to depopulation: Your AVMA Board at work
By: Dr. Michael Whitehair, Board of Directors Chair; Dr. Michael Topper, AVMA President; Dr. Douglas Kratt, House Advisory Committee Chair; Dr. Janet…