Do you need pet insurance?
Pet insurance can offset some of the costs of your pet's healthcare. Talk to your veterinarian and research your pet health insurance options.
Pet health insurance
AVMA endorses the concept of pet health insurance to help defray the cost of care, and encourages veterinary teams to educate clients about the…
AVMA PLIT announces insurance for data breaches
The AVMA PLIT announced in October that it is now making available insurance coverage for data breaches, a relatively new offering in
AVMA PLIT lists top claims for business insurance
The AVMA PLIT recently released results of an analysis of 12,483 claims submitted between Jan. 1, 2007, and June 30, 2011, by
Vaccination of Wolf Hybrids – Position of the AVMA-PLIT
Vaccinating of wolf hybrids has become a topic of concern for veterinarians as a result of their increasing popularity as companion animals.
Liability premiums unchanged in 2013
The AVMA PLIT announced this past October that annual premium rates ... will remain unchanged for the 2013 policy year.
AVMA PLIT celebrates 50th anniversary
Trust protects veterinarians’ reputations, assets Posted on May 30, 2012 What happens to veterinarians who are presented with a professional…
8 things you should consider when choosing a veterinarian
Are the clinic's office hours compatible with your schedule? How do the veterinarians and staff treat you and your pet? Are the clinic's payment
Licensure, liability and workers compensation coverage for veterinarians and veterinary technicians responding to declared emergencies out of state
AVMA encourages interstate recognition of licenses issued to veterinarians and credentials issued to veterinary technicians officially responding to…
AVMA Fellowship: FAQ
Questions and answers about the AVMA Fellowship Program: eligibility; selection process; stipend and benefits; placement and assignment; typical work…
7 things you should know in case of a pet emergency
Follow these tips to prepare for a pet emergency. If you have an animal emergency, contact your veterinarian, emergency clinic or poison control…
AVMA Fellowship Program
The AVMA Fellowship Program is an unparalleled opportunity to shape public policy while enhancing your knowledge of the political process.
Effect of Expanded Damages on Animal Services
Expanded damages will harm not only veterinarians, but also other providers of animal services. Expansion of available remedies in litigation
Finding a veterinarian
Finding a veterinarian is relatively easy, especially if you're able to get recommendations from friends and relatives.
Responsible pet ownership and pet health care. Topics include preventive care, keeping pets healthy and safe, pet medications and prescriptions...
Ohio restricting wild animal ownership
Starting in September, most Ohio residents will be unable to collect or sell wild animals that the state deems to be dangerous
Model Veterinary Practice Act
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Model Veterinary Practice Act (MVPA) is intended to serve as a set of guiding principles for those…
USDA reducing offices, employees
About 270 Department of Agriculture offices are closing, and the department is cutting jobs and operational
Sky’s the limit as AVMF heads into 50th year
Maryland practitioner Dr. Richard “Dick” P. Streett Jr., recently started his two-year term as the chair of the American Veterinary Medical
Pros and Cons of allowing recovery of non-economic damages (as opposed to punitive damages) for injuries to or loss of animals
Approved by the Executive Board, June 2005 The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) believes the interests of animals and their owners are…
Policy changes relate to pets, livestock
The AVMA Executive Board has made some noteworthy policy changes relating to companion animals and production
Workforce shortages, drug availability among AVMA legislative priorities
The AVMA's legislative agenda for the 112th Congress has expanded to include initiatives ranging from the availability of antimicrobials
AVMA Guidelines for Pet Loss Support Services
Research has shown that the human grieving process following a pet's death is similar to that experienced by people who have lost a family member or…