Report: Similar rises in human, pet health care expenses
Household pet health care expenses have risen in patterns similar to those seen in human health care
Joint statement advocates humane dog population management
The AVMA and World Animal Protection plan to publish a joint statement in favor of controlling stray and free-roaming dogs through
Zika virus and animals FAQ
Can pets be reservoir hosts for Zika virus? Can dogs or other pets get Zika from humans or transmit it to them? Is there a vaccine for Zika?
The slow rise of generic animal drugs
In human medicine, generic drugs accounted for 88 percent of prescriptions dispensed in the United States as of 2014. Currently, generic
Food transport to meet new sanitation standards
Over the next two years, those transporting food for humans or animals by road or rail will need to start meeting tighter
CATalyst connects pet adopters with private practitioners
Before adopters take home a new pet from the Delaware Humane Association in Wilmington, an adoption counselor asks them to choose from a
AVMA revises policy on feral cats to encourage collaboration
The AVMA has revised its policy on “Free-roaming Abandoned and Feral Cats” to encourage collaboration among veterinarians, humane
Counting animals in shelters and sharing data
The National Database Project as a platform for the collection and reporting of animal shelter data.
Researchers find antiviral treatment for feline infectious peritonitis
Researchers have found an antiviral treatment for feline infectious peritonitis, which is currently nearly 100 percent fatal.
AVMA giving help on veterinary feed directives
Veterinarians who want help filing veterinary feed directives can use a model form and instructions provided by the AVMA.
Coalition wants veterinary access for economically at-risk pets
An ongoing concern voiced by some in the profession is that nonprofit organizations providing veterinary services are competing
World Veterinary Day promotes continuing education in one health
On April 30, World Veterinary Day 2016 will promote continuing education for veterinarians in one health.
AVMA, pediatrics academy collaborate toward one health
The AVMA and American Academy of Pediatrics adopted a joint statement, “The Value of Professional Collaboration in Protecting the
Foundations donate millions to study, treat cancer in pets
The Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo Foundation announced May 16 that they have donated $2.35 million to study and treat cancer
AVMA considers revising policy on free-roaming, owned cats
The AVMA House of Delegates will consider a resolution to revise the AVMA policy “Free-roaming, Owned Cats” during its regular annual
AAHA, hospice association release end-of-life care guidelines
The American Animal Hospital Association and the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care have released
Canine cancer drug loses approval
The Food and Drug Administration canceled a temporary approval for a drug used to treat mast cell tumors in dogs.
Nominations open for Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Awards
The AVMA is accepting nominations for the following Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Awards.
Phi Zeta presents research awards
Phi Zeta, the international honor society of veterinary medicine, recently presented two awards to authors of research manuscripts.
Veterinarians and physicians team up to StopLyme in children and pets
[caption id="attachment_15338" align="alignright" width="250"] Rolo has Lyme disease, but thanks to early diagnosis and regular veterinary care, she…
Multimillion-dollar gifts fund translational therapy institute
An anonymous racehorse breeder has donated $20 million to Colorado State University to build a regenerative medicine research facility,
OIE gains new director general
Dr. Monique Eloit, a former chief veterinary officer for France, became the seventh director general of the World Organisation for Animal
Back to Basics
Veterinarians today are able to provide better and more advanced medical care for pets than ever before, but the cost of that care makes it
Elective spaying and neutering of pets
As we learn more about spaying and neutering (gonadectomy), veterinarians must balance societal benefits with risks and benefits to pets and owners.
High school students key to Tufts clinic success
Veterinary assisting programs are not new, and many are accredited by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America