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…
Idaho VMA, Idaho Humane Society sign accord
The Idaho Humane Society will begin limiting many of its veterinary services for the general public to only lower-income pet owners
Animal health laboratories aid testing for COVID-19 in people
Veterinary diagnostic laboratories are helping overwhelmed public health laboratories identify COVID-19 in people. One—the Oklahoma Animal Disease…
AVMA Convention canceled because of pandemic
AVMA Convention 2020 in San Diego has been canceled by the AVMA Board of Directors because of public health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A safety net for struggling pet owners
Many animal shelters and humane organizations offer programs to prevent pet relinquishment for individuals and families experiencing domestic…
Pet relocation guidelines reflect lessons learned
The AVMA and Association of Shelter Veterinarians in March released best practices for relocation of shelter animals programs to prevent the spread of…
Some states temporarily modify CE requirements as social distancing continues
Several states have modified their continuing education requirements in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, there could be the potential for…
HSUS CEO resigns amid sexual harassment claims
Wayne Pacelle resigned Feb. 2 as chief executive officer of the Humane Society
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…
Most Americans see marijuana as a legitimate medical treatment for some human disease conditions.
Potential Impact of Expanded Liability on Veterinary Health Care
The crisis in delivery of human health care should not be allowed to spill into delivery of care for animals. Medical liability adds billions
Veterinarians among those charged in widespread horse doping scheme
Federal prosecutors have arrested several veterinarians, trainers, and other horse racing professionals on charges relating to systematic, covert…
CWD spreading, sometimes long before discovery
About four in 10 wild cervids are infected with CWD in areas of Colorado, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The always-fatal prion disease also can simmer…
Need, fairness debated in nonprofit roles
Humane societies argue that limiting who can receive veterinary services from nonprofits risks hurting pets of families unable to pay
NAVTA's Veterinary Nurse Initiative a work in progress
Although the Veterinary Nurse Initiative has seen little state legislative progress, it has made strides in other areas.
Veterinary professionals face challenges surrounding vaccinations
AVMA leaders discuss potential legal liability of student, volunteer work
House of Delegates also talks about cannabis, telehealth
Charity closes amid complaints of surgeries performed by nonveterinarians
An Atlanta-based charity that performed orthopedic surgeries on stray animals has shuttered following complaints from Georgia veterinarians that…
The veterinary profession's role in addressing the opioid epidemic
AVMA strongly recommends that veterinarians, legislators, state veterinary medical boards, and state pharmacy boards work together to create practical…
AVMA addresses animal abuse, research cats and dogs, outdoor housing of pets
The AVMA Board of Directors, while meeting April 11-13, revised guidance for veterinarians
Florida voters ban dog racing after 2020
Racing and betting on Greyhounds will be illegal in Florida within two years. The state has the greatest number of these tracks among the states.
What's in a name?
Two years ago, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America formed the Veterinary Nurse Initiative coalition.
When domestic violence arrives at the clinic door
Veterinarians and other practice staff members have the potential to play a life-saving role in the prevention of and response to domestic violence.
ISU shrinks laboratory plans to match state funding
Iowa State University officials plan to build a new $75 million veterinary diagnostic laboratory, reduced from a $124 million plan.
The heated topic of raw milk
Unpasteurized milk has found a niche, with devoted followers hyping its taste and purported health benefits.