Rising from the rubble: Maui wildfire relief efforts continue
Since the Maui wildfires in early August burned large areas of the island, including the city of Lahaina, donations have poured in from around the…
The Association hosted a symposium where best practices for euthanasia were examined and research directed at refining those practices
Evaluating humane slaughter
Evaluating humane slaughter General Accounting Office critiques enforcement of humane slaughter act This past…
Providing a humane death
The 2013 edition of the AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals expands on information provided by the AVMA on the process of, and…
Dr. Candace Croney receives prestigious 2023 AVMA Humane Award
The AVMA has awarded Candace Croney, PhD, with the 2023 AVMA Humane Award for her exceptional dedication and contributions to the field of animal…
Animal welfare: Humane endings
Learn about veterinarians’ responsibility to animals during final life stages: end of life, human perspectives, humane killing techniques, disposal of…
Resources for pet owners
Keeping animals healthy requires teamwork. As an owner, you're an important part of that team.
Improving human health protection
Veterinarians will soon have more concrete infection control guidelines, thanks to the joint efforts of many individuals, including veterinarians and…
Treasurer: Nonfinancial resources need bolstering
Our financial resources at AVMA are strong. It is our human resources, our capacity, and our capability or skill sets as well as our infrastructure…
Armadillos likely source of human leprosy
Armadillos appear to be a likely cause of human cases of leprosy in the southern United States, according to an article published in late April.
Humans receive skilled care at veterinary school
With the threat of Hurricane Rita looming, a group at Texas A&M University, along with human resources from state and federal
AVMA offers well-being, suicide prevention resources
The AVMA has been doing a lot of work with an emphasis on well-being—both public facing and behind the scenes—on behalf of veterinary professionals…
Racing to save humans through animal research
Veterinary researchers are improving our understanding of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, interspecies transmission, and a host of other public and animal…
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…
FDA releases opioid resources for veterinarians
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a new resource to help veterinarians play a constructive role in addressing the human opioid…
AVMA offers resources during World Antimicrobial Awareness Week
World Antimicrobial Awareness Week is Nov. 18-24, together with U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week. Both celebrations are meant to highlight the steps…
Speakers sought for AVMA’s ‘Humane endings’ symposium
The AVMA is inviting researchers to submit abstracts for consideration as presentations or posters at the 2014 AVMA Animal Welfare Symposium
Ending human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies
A coalition of global health organizations hopes to eliminate human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies by 2030.
Cannabis resource published for AVMA members
With many states allowing medicinal marijuana use in humans and some allowing recreational use as well, the AVMA believes it is important for members…
Researchers study noise, human contact in shelters
Recent research has examined the effect of noise and of human contact on dogs at animal shelters.
Cannabis resource published for AVMA members
More tools to come With many states allowing medicinal marijuana use in humans, and some allowing recreational use as well, it’s important for…
Humane community comes to aid of companion animals
National humane organizations immediately came through with offers of assistance to local authorities.
Resource Links: Amphibians, Reptiles and Salmonella
Links to information about the transmission of Salmonella from handling reptiles and amphibians.
FDA offers resource on extralabel drug use
The Food and Drug Administration recently released “The Ins and Outs of Extra-Label Drug Use in Animals: A Resource for Veterinarians.”
Resources focus on veterinary careers in public service
The AVMA, NAFV, and Virginia-Maryland will provide the brochure as part of a continued effort to place veterinarians in federal service.