California bill would regulate hobby pet breeders
Legislation introduced in the California Assembly this past February would mandate that all cat and dog owners in the state intending to breed their…
AVMA proactive in influencing legislation
One bill's language partly adopted from AVMA model act posted July 18, 2010 Crush videos, aquaculture, and puppy mills are just some of the…
AVMA request: Commenting deadline for compounding
NAVTA's Veterinary Nurse Initiative a work in progress
Although the Veterinary Nurse Initiative has seen little state legislative progress, it has made strides in other areas.
Veterinarian-sponsored dog importation bill introduced in Congress
This week, the Healthy Dog Importation Act was introduced in Congress to ensure that all dogs entering the country are healthy and not at risk to…
Scientific, news, business, and other resources for veterinarians, including news, online discussions, veterinary events and CE, legislative tracking,…
The AVMA supports the USDA/APHIS definition of feral swine as: "Swine that have lived all (wild) or any part (feral) of their lives free-roaming".
COVID-19: Answering the call together
Your national association is working around the clock to develop guidance, resources, and information to support the veterinary community in these…
The veterinary profession's role in addressing the opioid epidemic
AVMA strongly recommends that veterinarians, legislators, state veterinary medical boards, and state pharmacy boards work together to create practical…
Once more around the track
Racetrack-led coalition created to address horse racing deaths, safety concerns
Creation of antimicrobials committee among Board acts
The AVMA Committee on Antimicrobials, created by the Board of Directors this past June, will streamline a complicated and inefficient
AVMA revises declawing policy
Policy discourages procedure but defers to veterinarians on each case
Uniform jurisdiction for aquatic veterinary and animal health programs
Multiple government agency jurisdiction and oversight for aquatic animal health and diseases duplicates efforts
Board chair embraces veterinary family ties
Dr. Rena Carlson, chair of the AVMA Board of Directors, has held leadership roles since early in her veterinary career. She spoke to JAVMA News about…
Veterinary mobility bill clears Senate
The AVMA praised the Senate for passing “commonsense legislation” that would allow veterinarians to legally transport controlled substances
The AVMA recognizes the pressing need for effective actions to ensure the future health of aquatic animals and ecosystems
Making their voices heard
Nearly 100 veterinarians and veterinary students lobbied Congress this March for student loan debt relief and against a proposed
FDA describes legal limits of drug compounding
Agency says few uses allowed for raw active ingredients
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the global control of canine rabies
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the global control of canine rabies.
AVMA animal welfare principles
The AVMA, as a medical authority for the health and welfare of animals, offers the following eight integrated principles for developing and evaluating…
Backyard Poultry: Know the Legalities Regarding Treatment Options
Even if a goose, chicken or other poultry is kept as a pet, it is classified and regulated as a food animal species by the FDA.
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on continuous monitoring of antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance
The AVMA, CVMA and FVE developed this joint statement on continuous monitoring of antimicrobial use and resistance.
Another ballot initiative increases housing size for farm animals
As consumers demand to know more about the origin of their foods, the trend toward less-restrictive housing for farm animals has accelerated in recent…
CEI roadmap for environmental leadership priorities
The goal of AVMA's Committee on Environmental Issues (CEI) is to provide leadership to the AVMA on environmental issues that may impact animal health,…
Dog and cat population control
The population of dogs and cats in the U.S. exceeds the capacity of our society to care and provide homes for them as companion animals.