Legislation would regulate puppy mills
A Senate subcommittee recently held a hearing about a controversial bill aimed at regulating puppy mills by bringing federal oversight to large-scale…
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…
Speaking up and making our voice heard
President’s Column: Dr. John de Jong Last month, I shared with you my commitment to advocate on behalf of the veterinary profession by engaging with…
Lowering hurdles of licenses
Government and veterinary leaders are trying to make it easier for professionals to keep working when they change states.
AVMA addresses pet obesity, opioid abuse
The AVMA Board of Directors met June 19-20 at Association headquarters to consider an agenda that included
What's in a name?
Two years ago, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America formed the Veterinary Nurse Initiative coalition.
AVMA Board meets with USDA official
AVMA’s Board of Directors met with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under secretary for marketing and regulatory programs during last…
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…
Dr. Frank Edgar Walker
Dr. Frank Edgar Walker is a candidate for AVMA Board of Directors in AVMA District VII
Dr. David M. Ylander
Dr. David M. Ylander is a candidate for AVMA Board of Directors in AVMA District VII
Telehealth poses new possibilities, problems
Telehealth in veterinary medicine continues to advance with greater use by corporate and private
Cannabis research for veterinary patients advancing, cautiously
More than half the country has legalized marijuana use in one form or another.
Dr. Melanie A. Marsden
Dr. Melanie A. Marsden is a candidate for AVMA Board of Directors in AVMA District IX
A heart for politics
Dr. John Melcher has been a fixture in the nation's capital since 1969 when the Montana veterinarian was first sworn
2005 resolutions a mix of issues, mandates
Various AVMA constituent associations and in one case, the Executive Board, have submitted five resolutions for the House of Delegates to act on