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…
Ending human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies
A coalition of global health organizations hopes to eliminate human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies by 2030.
Humane community comes to aid of companion animals
National humane organizations immediately came through with offers of assistance to local authorities.
Humans receive skilled care at veterinary school
With the threat of Hurricane Rita looming, a group at Texas A&M University, along with human resources from state and federal
Addressing the role of veterinary medicine in human health care following catastrophes involving mass human casualty
Veterinarians are increasingly serving an integral role in emergency and disaster response and management.
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
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.
Behavior pioneer inspired many to learn humane, positive techniques
Dr. Sophia Yin was well-known as an animal behavior expert who dedicated her life to educating pet owners and also veterinarians
Disaster response teams returning to Health and Human Services
On Jan. 1, the Department of Health and Human Services will once again be responsible for the National Disaster Medical
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…
Department of Health and Human Services' strategic plan goals and objectives FS 2007-2012
The Department of Health and Human Services has released a draft of its Strategic Plan Goals and Objectives for Fiscal Year 2007-2012. Brief
Veterinarians seeking human rabies vaccinations, titer tests, have options
Physicians, local health departments, and travel clinics may offer pre-exposure human rabies vaccinations to veterinarians and
Veterinary labs continue to support COVID-19 testing
Twenty-seven facilities that are part of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network are capable of testing for SARS-CoV-2 in animals. Of those,…
Veterinarians maintain safeguards as states ease restrictions
As local governments relaxed their stay-at-home orders, veterinarians adjusted their practices but kept added protections to prevent disease spread.
FDA guide helps drug companies report shortages
In May, agency officials published guidance on why those companies should share information about the animal drug supply chain and what details…
Human-to-animal COVID-19 spread not common
Positive test results for the COVID-19 virus in a small number of animals have drawn a large amount of attention. Still, current evidence indicates…
Commissioned Corps honors veterinarians who protected public health
The U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps honored three veterinarians for work to protect and improve human and animal health.
WVC becomes Viticus Group
The Western Veterinary Conference became WVC in 2014. Now the organization has been renamed as Viticus Group, reflecting its expansion to education in…
Social work expands in veterinary hospitals
Emergency and specialty hospitals are hiring social workers because of the benefits to their clients, staff members, and even patients. The field of…
Veterinarians have been volunteering in a variety of ways to support public health and each other during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Slaughter delays lead to depopulation
Companies destroyed thousands of swine and poultry in April as coronavirus outbreaks shuttered or slowed slaughter plants, and one producer warned…
Animal-assisted interventions: Definitions
The AVMA recognizes that the human animal bond is important to client and community health. The human animal bond has existed for thousands of years
Veterinary participation in emergency response plans is vital
Posted on December 15, 2002 Input from veterinarians essential to protecting human, animal health In times of crisis, veterinarians help protect…
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…
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