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,…
Compounding from unapproved (bulk) substances in food animals
Compounding of drugs from unapproved (bulk) substances for use in animals is currently illegal under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the…
H.R. 3553, Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act
AVMA Position: Nonsupport Summary: The Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act…
The AVMA supports the Food Safety and Tracking Improvement Act (S. 425). This bill would establish a food traceability
Reorganize roles of FSIS Veterinarians
The Executive Board approved cooperative efforts of the AVMA to work with USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service as they reorganize and restructure…
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,…
Mexican horse meat banned by EU
The European Union has banned the sale of horse meat processed in Mexico out of fear it may not meet food safety standards.
Fiscal 2017 agriculture appropriations passes important hurdle in the House
The House Appropriations Committee passed by voice vote its fiscal 2017 Agriculture Appropriations bill on April 19. The legislation funds important…
Slaughter delays lead to depopulation
Companies destroyed thousands of swine and poultry in April as coronavirus outbreaks shuttered or slowed slaughter plants, and one producer warned…
Veterinarian to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture
From protecting food safety, to preventing the spread of zoonotic disease, to ensuring good animal welfare, veterinarians are integral to the missions…
Getting fit with your pet: It’s time to ‘Step It Up!’
[caption id="attachment_14357" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Individuals from the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration,…
Cephalosporin use restricted in livestock
The Food and Drug Administration is increasing restrictions on extralabel use of cephalosporin-class antimicrobials in most food animals
Obituaries in the May 1, 2020 Journal of the AVMA
USDA awards funds to support rural veterinary services
The Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced Nov. 21, 2017,
FDA taking comments on drug detention rules
The Food and Drug Administration is accepting comments on proposed regulations that would let the agency hold drugs believed to be
FDA investigation focuses on compounded drugs
The Food and Drug Administration is reminding horse owners and veterinarians of the potential dangers of compounded drugs.
COVID-19: Federal student loans and higher education
Here’s what veterinary borrowers should know in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.
COVID-19: New paid leave requirements
Learn about paid leave requirements manded under COVID-19 legislation.
COVID-19 unemployment insurance
Learn about unemployment benefits provided by emergency legislation passed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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…
COVID-19 legislation and relief programs
Find information about the laws, relief programs, and regulations enacted to assist veterinary small business owners, veterinarians, and veterinary…
COVID-19 small business loans
Learn about new loan programs provided through the Small Business Administration (SBA) for small businesses coping with the financial impacts of…
COVID-19: Tax provisions for veterinary small businesses
Learn about COVID-19 tax provisions for veterinary small business.
Veterinary practices are “essential businesses”
The AVMA urges all authorities to designate veterinary practices as essential businesses, and also ensure their ability to obtain necessary medical…
COVID-19: Paid leave exemptions for small business
Navigate COVID-19 paid leave requirements and what they mean for your veterinary practice.