The Association hosted a symposium where best practices for euthanasia were examined and research directed at refining those practices
Addressing human needs
Counseling of pet owners is one of several areas where the field of social work, which addresses human needs, increasingly is
Dr. Janice Siegford named recipient of 2020 AVMA Humane Award
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today honored Janice Siegford, Ph.D., as the winner of the 2020 AVMA Humane Award.
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
'Animals helping people; people helping animals' Delta Society to explore influence of animals on human health
Delta Society to explore influence of animals on human health
Congratulate these AVMA award winners
Three accomplished veterinary and animal science professionals have been chosen to receive AVMA Excellence Awards for their support of the…
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…
Though COVID-19 cases rare in pets, testing is available
Veterinarians can test for the COVID-19 virus in animals, but whether and when they should still remain issues. At press time in late April, only a…
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.
World Veterinary Day 2020 promotes environmental protection
The theme of World Veterinary Day 2020, which falls on April 25, is “Environmental protection for improving animal and human health.”
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…
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…
Human Plague frequently asked questions: Plague is an infectious disease of animals and humans caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis.
AVMA endorses guidance for vets suspecting animal abuse
The AVMA has endorsed a document created jointly by the AVMA Committee on the Human-Animal Bond and the American Humane
The human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and animals that is influenced by behaviors that are essential…
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…
Research delayed, rodent populations reduced during pandemic
Universities delayed new studies this spring to reduce contact among people, including researchers and animal caregivers. Those delays often involved…
Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine Continuing Education
Veterinary medicine is the only profession that routinely operates at the interface of human and animal health.
Human-Animal Bond Policies - AVMA
List of AVMA human-animal bond policies.
Papers invited on human-animal interactions
The International Association of Human-Animal International Organizations invites abstract submissions
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…
National Dog Bite Prevention Coalition offers tips for safely sheltering at home with pets during the COVID-19 crisis
The coronavirus pandemic has introduced a good deal of uncertainty into our lives, as well as the lives of our pets. As people shelter at home, adopt…
Aquarium cleaner death, anxiety in dogs, and more in the May 1 “In Short” section