Animal welfare: Laboratory animals
This page provides access to a variety of resources that can help you make a positive difference in the lives of laboratory animals.
Legislation and Regulations in Laboratory Animal Welfare
An overview of animal welfare legislation and regulation for laboratory animals, as well as actions the AVMA is taking to improve it.
Microchipping of animals
This page provides background information on microchipping of animals.
Veterinarians Promote Animal Welfare through Research
An overview of what laboratory animal veterinarians do, including some profiles of practicing laboratory animal veterinarians.
Zika virus and animals FAQ
Can pets be reservoir hosts for Zika virus? Can dogs or other pets get Zika from humans or transmit it to them? Is there a vaccine for Zika?
Companion animal care guidelines
Preface The following are general guidelines for the proper care and humane treatment of animals in nonagricultural facilities, such as humane…
Avian Influenza in Companion Animals
Questions/answers about avian influenza in companion animals: How can cats and dogs become infected? What are clinical signs in pet birds? Is there a…
Microchipping of Animals FAQ
Questions/answers about microchipping: What is a microchip? How is it implanted? Is it painful to animals? Can it really help reunite you with a lost…
Research Dogs and Cats Adoption
The AVMA supports the adoption of healthy, post-study, research and teaching animals into long-term, private homes as companion animals
The AVMA supports research to discover and develop safe and efficacious drugs, vaccines, chemicals, and medical devices that benefit humans and…
Use of random-source dogs and cats for research, testing, and education
The carefully controlled use of random-source dogs and cats contributes greatly to improving the health and welfare of both animals and human beings. …
Fiscal 2016 Appropriations
AVMA advocates for funding for programs that help ensure animal health and welfare, protect food safety and promote public health and research.
Steven L. Leary, DVM, DACLAM
Recipient: Charles River Prize 2011 Steven L. Leary, DVM, DACLAM, is Assistant Vice Chancellor for Veterinary Affairs and Director of the Division of…
H1N1 Flu Virus FAQ
General questions/answers about H1N1 influenza virus: What is it? Is it different from bird flu? What animals can get infected?
References: Policy on Raw or Undercooked Animal-Source Protein in Cat and Dog Diets
Resources used to develop the AVMA policy, “Raw or Undercooked Animal-Source Protein in Cat and Dog Diets”
State and Specialty Economic Reports
Economic reports for state and allied veterinary groups.
Canine devocalization should only be performed by qualified, licensed veterinarians as a final alternative to euthanasia after behavioral…
Therapeutic Use of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
Regenerative medicine; AVMA supports continued scientific development while at the same time encouraging members to employ caution
Veterinary health care team
Every veterinary hospital staff consists of a team of caring individuals.
Canine distemper is a contagious and serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the respiratory, gastrointestinal and nervous systems of puppies…
Circovirus Infections in Dogs: Guidance for Veterinarians
This page provides veterinarians with updates on the status of the newly discovered circovirus in dogs.
Circovirus in Dogs FAQ
This page answers pet owners' common questions about the recently discovered canine circovirus and its possible role in disease in dogs.
Docket 2010-29748 Recommendations from the NIH Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Working Group
Formal title: Docket Number [2010-29748] U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health; Notice of Meeting of the…
Canine Influenza: Pet Owners' Guide
Overview of canine influenza (dog flu), including cause, transmission, clinical signs, treatment and prevention.
H1N1 Flu Virus: For Pet Owners (FAQ)
Questions/answers about H1N1 for pet owners, including: Can your pet get H1N1 influenza? What are the symptoms? How serious is the disease? Is there a…