The hidden ecosystem of the gut microbiome
Millions of bacteria live in the gastrointestinal tract of animals, including cats, dogs, and humans.
Osteosarcoma is genetically similar in dogs and human children, according to a study published July 19 in the journal Communications Biology by
Nominations open for 2020 AVMA awards
The nomination period is open for the following AVMA Excellence Awards for 2020.
Dog aging goes under the microscope
This November, the nation's dog owners can nominate their canine companions to participate in an ambitious, long-term study investigating healthy…
Microchipping of animals
This page provides background information on microchipping of animals.
Finding perspective on outdoor cats
“You probably came to this talk and expected me to just say, ‘Kill all the cats,’ right?” asked Dr. Renée Schott, medical director at the Wildlife…
USDA ends toxoplasmosis research that used cats
U.S. Department of Agriculture officials halted toxoplasmosis research that relied on the use of cats, announcing this spring that others will need to
AVMA presents Excellence Awards for 2019
During AVMA Convention 2019 this August in Washington, D.C., a number of individuals received AVMA Excellence Awards for contributions in areas such…
'We do one thing, and one thing only'
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' Spay/Neuter Alliance is working to reduce the number of unwanted animals by
Banfield Foundation commits $1M to domestic violence programs
The Banfield Foundation announced that it has committed to investing $1 million over four years through its Safer Together initiative
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
AVMA, Auxiliary celebrate National Pet Week 2019
The AVMA is celebrating A Lifetime of Love again for National Pet Week 2019, May 5-11,
In Puerto Rico, time measured before and after Maria
The wrath of Maria, one of the worst natural disasters to strike Puerto Rico, disrupted life on the island for months afterward.