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.
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.
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
Dogs' social lives and disease risks - Tips for canine and human safety
Whether it's the dog park, doggie day care, boarding, competitions or training classes, mingling dogs with varied or unknown health histories can…
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the essential role of veterinarians in protecting animal, human, public, and environmental health—A global public good
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the essential role of veterinarians in protecting animal, human, public, and environmental health—A global public…
'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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Opioid abuse and drug shortages
Use these resources to help navigate the challenges posed by human opioid abuse and opioid shortages.
Association strengthens policy on extractive industries
The AVMA has bolstered its policy on extraction of gas, oil, and minerals to support responsible practices that minimize negative impacts on animals,…
Human-Animal Bond Policies - AVMA
List of AVMA human-animal bond policies.
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…