For human needs, some veterinary clinics are turning to a professional
Veterinarians aren’t always equipped to deal with every moral, ethical, and emotional dilemma they encounter with clients.
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the benefits of animal vaccination programs in advancing animal and human health
Historically, immunization practices and vaccination protocols have contributed to significantly reduce the incidence of many life-threatening…
Cannabis resource published for AVMA members
With many states allowing medicinal marijuana use in humans
Generic drugs, skyrocketing prices
Over the years, generic prescription drugs approved for use in humans have provided tremendous savings in human
Osteosarcoma is genetically similar in dogs and human children, according to a study published July 19 in the journal Communications Biology by
DEA provides update on opioid shortage
The Drug Enforcement Administration released a statement April 10 on the ongoing opioid shortages affecting both human and veterinary medicine.
Problems persist with federal veterinary workforce numbers
The Government Accountability Office concludes the departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services likely lack enough veterinarians
A special place in Mississippi
The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine runs the Veterinary Specialty Center, located in a human medical facility.
Report supports rational administration of gastroprotectants to dogs and cats
Concerns have been raised that, as in human patients, acid suppressants are being overprescribed and misused in canine and feline patients.
CDC develops easy, accurate rabies test
A new assay could improve rabies diagnosis in animals and reduce unnecessary use of postexposure prophylaxis in humans exposed to potentially rabid…
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
Kaopectate reformulation could be dangerous to cats
Kaopectate, the over-the-counter diarrhea treatment for humans, recently has been reformulated to contain an aspirin derivative
The new Feline Grimace Scale is one of various tools that have been developed in recent years for pain assessment in cats and dogs. The key is…
AVMA working group helps navigate opioid abuse epidemic
An AVMA working group has taken up the task of providing needed information to help veterinary professionals contribute productively to the national…
Training video helps veterinarians treat opioid overdoses in dogs
Overdoses from extremely potent illegal opioids are on the rise across America – but not just for humans. These drugs are now endangering working dogs…
Veterinary professionals face challenges surrounding vaccinations
More itchy pets? No problem
More treatments available alongside increasing incidence or awareness of itchy dogs and cats
Tiny ticks, big threat
Ticks responsible for most U.S. vector-borne diseases
FDA warns companies illegally selling CBD products
Agency signaled that it cannot conclude cannabidiol is safe.
Morris Animal Foundation awards $3M for studies in animal health
Morris Animal Foundation announced this fall that it has awarded $1.1 million in grants for 17 studies on wildlife health, $1 million in grants for 16…
National Academies of Practice advances interprofessional health care
The mission of the NAP calls for distinguished professionals to advance interprofessional health care
Banfield Pet Hospital released its 2019 State of Pet Health Report in late June
More opioids available to veterinarians during ongoing shortage
The Food and Drug Administration announced Dec. 13 that the agency has worked with Pfizer Inc. to help alleviate a shortage of certain injectable…
Navigating the pitfalls of pet air travel
The AVMA is working with four major airlines to examine existing animal transport rules and evaluate plane rides from an animal's perspective,…
AVMA celebrates farm bill’s signing, inclusion of animal health programs
The AVMA released a statement in response to President Trump signing the farm bill into law.