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
Most Americans see marijuana as a legitimate medical treatment for some human disease conditions.
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…
Veterinary professionals face challenges surrounding vaccinations
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
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.
The heated topic of raw milk
Unpasteurized milk has found a niche, with devoted followers hyping its taste and purported health benefits.
Future of animal welfare intertwined with veterinary profession
Some current trends in animal welfare he outlined are as follows:
Cannabis research for veterinary patients advancing, cautiously
More than half the country has legalized marijuana use in one form or another.
AVMA considers revising policy on feral cats
The AVMA is considering revisions to its policy on “Free-roaming Abandoned and Feral Cats” in hopes of building consensus among stakeholders.
Supporting real assistance animals
Is that cockatoo riding a man's shoulder in the produce section really an emotional support animal?
California bans retail sale of dogs, cats, rabbits
California is the first state to ban the retail sale of dogs and cats, along with rabbits,
When fire strikes home
About 40,000 pets die in residential fires each year, most from smoke inhalation, and 500,000 pets are affected overall.
House to discuss marijuana, VCPR, opioids, service animals
The AVMA House of Delegates plans to discuss the diverse topics of
California might ban the retail sale of dogs, cats, rabbits
California could be the first state to ban the retail sale of dogs and cats, along with rabbits
The dangerous dog debate
Communities have been banning or strictly regulating pit bull-type dogs and other “dangerous” breeds for the past three decades.
AVMA to deliberate on assistance animals, stem cells
Service, emotional support, and therapy animals provide therapeutic interventions and assist individuals with disabilities but the growing
Marijuana treatments, drug monitoring programs discussed
AVMA House of Delegates members want the Association to develop policies and further guidance on emerging issues affecting the profession, such as
Bad medicine or natural remedy?
Veterinarians can expect to treat more cases of accidental marijuana poisoning
Importation and interstate movement of wildlife, aquatic, and non-native animals
The AVMA recommends that appropriate state and federal agencies develop, implement, and enforce regulations prohibiting the
Dog and cat population control
The population of dogs and cats in the U.S. exceeds the capacity of our society to care and provide homes for them as companion animals.
New guidance for pets exposed to rabies
New guidance in this issue of the JAVMA advises that cats and dogs that are exposed to rabies and are overdue for a vaccine can
Breed-specific Prohibited or Restricted Ordinances
summary of statutory and case law provisions on breed-specific local ordinances and state laws
Annual rabies vaccination waiver
AVMA recognizes some animals might require a waiver from mandated rabies vaccination because the vaccination may endanger the animal's life or a…
Finding a way forward with nonprofit service providers
Representatives of the groups spoke about these efforts during the 2014 AVMA Public Policy Symposium, Sept. 5-6 in Rosemont, Illinois.