AVMA emphasizes responsible stewardship of laboratory animals
The AVMA has revised the policy "Use of Animals in Research, Testing, and Education" to balance the emphasis placed on
Supporting real assistance animals
Is that cockatoo riding a man's shoulder in the produce section really an emotional support animal?
Animal Welfare Committee (AWC)
Charge/Objective All activities of the Animal Welfare Committee will be guided by the overarching AVMA Animal Welfare Principles and be consistent…
Decision to form animal pain, distress panel postponed
A decision to establish a panel on assessing and alleviating animal pain and distress has been postponed
AVMA addresses animal abuse, research cats and dogs, outdoor housing of pets
The AVMA Board of Directors, while meeting April 11-13, revised guidance for veterinarians
AVMA finalizing depopulation guidelines
The AVMA's guidance on emergency animal depopulation is in editing following a draft's approval.
2005 - 2015
The past 100 years have seen a marked shift in the role of animals in society,
Legal remedy for unwanted horses an AVMA priority
The AVMA is stepping up its advocacy for federal laws advancing animal welfare and public health.
Groups working to identify best euthanasia, slaughter methods
The AVMA will lead a meeting looking to examine euthanasia practices across animal species and harmonize international guidance.
Reminder: Depopulation comments due April 16
The volunteer experts who make up the AVMA Panel on Depopulation are awaiting additional comments from AVMA members before completing the AVMA’s first…
Board reaffirms existing policy on canine devocalization
The AVMA is keeping a policy that expresses opposition to canine devocalization, with exceptions,
AVMA presents Excellence Awards
During AVMA Convention 2018 this July in Denver, a number of individuals received AVMA Excellence Awards for contributions in areas such as
During the AVMA Annual Convention this July in Denver, the AVMA conferred awards on a number of individuals
AVMA deliberates on breed standards, devocalization
A resolution submitted to the House of Delegates calls for the AVMA to help develop healthier breed standards for purebred dogs and cats; another…
Recognized for excellence
During the AVMA Annual Convention this July in Boston, the AVMA gave awards to a number of individuals and two organizations
1985 - 1995
The scientific section of JAVMA underwent a complete makeover toward the end of this decade,
AVMA recognizes excellence in veterinary medicine
During AVMA Convention 2017 this July in Indianapolis, the AVMA bestowed awards to recognize excellence in veterinary medicine.
Policy changes clarify veterinarians' roles, responsibilities
A series of policy changes are intended to clarify the AVMA's policies on the roles and responsibilities of veterinarians in
AVMA encourages alternatives to certain dog and cat suppliers
Few providers remain in a controversial class of dog and cat suppliers for education, testing, and research, and the AVMA is
Board acts on research, grievance resolution, residues
The AVMA Board of Directors, while meeting Nov. 20-22, 2014, approved a few new policies, rescinded some that were no longer
1995 - 2005
This decade was a time of relatively high caseloads, allowing for continued accumulation of case experience.
Board acts to remove hurdles to AVMA membership
The AVMA Executive Board met Aug. 27-28 to take up an agenda dealing with such issues as AVMA membership requirements
1955 - 1965
The late 1950s and early 1960s saw a flurry of technological and sociological changes in the United States.
Devocalization as a final alternative
AVMA Delegates pass resolutions on devocalization, VCPR, livestock handling