Report: Similar rises in human, pet health care expenses
Household pet health care expenses have risen in patterns similar to those seen in human health care
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
Infection prevention and control
Social distancing as well as proper cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation measures can help prevent and control COVID-19 infection.
Practicing veterinary medicine during COVID-19
Learn about practicing veterinary medicine during COVID-19, including employer obligations and liability.
Business as un-usual
The overall impact of shelter-in-place measures to the veterinary industry is an open question, although bits of economic data gathered from practices…
Veterinarians have been volunteering in a variety of ways to support public health and each other during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Animal services and temporary sheltering
When shelters receive animals from the home of a person with COVID-19, animal handling should address human health, animal health, and animal welfare…
Telemedicine: Once a novelty, now a necessity
Conventional wisdom prior to the COVID-19 pandemic was that the number of veterinarians incorporating telemedicine into their practices would…
Generic drugs, skyrocketing prices
Over the years, generic prescription drugs approved for use in humans have provided tremendous savings in human
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…
Veterinary staff, student face COVID-19
As the U.S. enters its third month feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the veterinary profession, too, continues to adjust to how it…
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
AVMA partners with Paylocity to offer payroll, HR solutions
The AVMA has partnered with Paylocity to offer human resources management and payroll solutions to members with AVMA-exclusive pricing.
COVID-19: Managing employees who are ill or may be exposed
New AVMA guidance gives recommendations for managing employees with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 exposure or disease.
What veterinarians need to know about the opioid epidemic
The epidemic of opioid abuse gripping the nation affects not only professionals in human health but also veterinarians.
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.
In with the new at VMX 2018
A new certificate program in the human-animal bond, a study on communications gaps between practices
Coronavirus emergency law gives paid leave
A new federal law expands the existing paid family medical and leave program from its current form and gives paid sick leave to workers who did not…
Veterinary clinics adapt to new normal
Most jurisdictions recognize veterinary practices as essential and are allowing them to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world, but…
Triage: Determining when cases are urgent or non-urgent
These questions can help you determine whether an appointment can be postponed or if an in-person examination or treatment is necessary during the…
Guidance for managing veterinary employees with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 exposure or disease
See AVMA’s guidance for managing employees who have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19—whether confirmed or suspected.
Newest COVID-19 webinar addresses grief
A growing library of free webinars on AVMA Axon supports all veterinary professionals in addressing the “new normal.”
Disposal of Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceutical Disposal has come under increased scrutiny due to detection of human pharmaceuticals in U.S. Waterways.
Physical restraint of animals
Humane and safe physical restraint is the use of manual or mechanical means to limit some or all of an animal's normal voluntary movement.