Resources for veterinarians that discuss workplace safety abound, but information on protecting oneself from violent crime is in short supply.
Veterinary student training programs in food safety, security, and defense
The AVMA recommends that the state and federal entities develop and expand training programs for veterinary students in the area of food safety,…
Some insight into pet food recalls
Dr. Karyn Bischoff, a diagnostic toxicologist, isn't sure how it happened, but she has been at the center of several pet food recalls in the past few…
Infection prevention and control
Social distancing as well as proper cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation measures can help prevent and control COVID-19 infection.
Update: FDA says Hill’s failed to follow own procedures
Dog food recall in 2019 caused by high levels of vitamin D in premix
NAS set to study veterinary research trends
Study will focus on public health and safety, animal health, and comparative medicine
Guidance for managing veterinary employees with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 exposure or disease
See AVMA’s guidance for managing employees who have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19—whether confirmed or suspected.
Veterinary clinics adapt to new normal
Most jurisdictions recognize veterinary practices as essential and are allowing them to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world, but…
Veterinarians pledge ventilators, supplies to human medicine
Veterinarians pledged hundreds of ventilators for human use as a surge of COVID-19 cases in some areas have led to shortages as the coronavirus…
Considerations for mobile and house call veterinarians during the COVID-19 pandemic
AVMA's recommendations apply to both small and large animal practice, and are based on proven techniques applied in many different disease outbreaks.
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…
Report looks to future of veterinary profession
A commission has released a report identifying emerging trends that will affect the veterinary profession over the next generation.
Newcastle reemerges, spreads in California
State officials blame broken quarantines, call for added biosecurity
Similarities have been found in opioid prescribing by physicians and veterinarians; the AVMA was part of a delegation to an antimicrobial task force;…
What veterinarians need to know about the opioid epidemic
The epidemic of opioid abuse gripping the nation affects not only professionals in human health but also veterinarians.
Dr. Teller is currently creating the teaching hospital's telehealth program,
Occupational hazards: Protect yourself and your staff when handling hazardous drugs
New hazardous drug standards will be implemented in July 2018 and will affect veterinary practices. The standards have caused some confusion among our…
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.
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
CSU launches certificate in Spanish for animal health and care
Colorado State University has launched a new undergraduate certificate, Spanish for Animal Health and Care,
Texas veterinary education expanding, one way or another
Dueling initiatives on how to address veterinary needs in Texas continue to develop.
Oklahoma State cited by accreditor for deficiencies
Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the essential role of veterinarians in protecting animal, human, public, and environmental health—A global public good
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the essential role of veterinarians in protecting animal, human, public, and environmental health—A global public…
Personal Protective Equipment
Personal protective equipment may be needed by veterinarians when working with patients, certain medications, laboratory specimens and substances.