Economic concerns push AVMA into action
In early January, the AVMA hosted its annual Veterinary Leadership Conference concurrently with the regular winter session of the House of
Spending flat on veterinary care for pets
The American Pet Products Association released a report in March revealing that spending on veterinary care by U.S. pet owners increased
A Community Approach to Dog Bite Prevention (abstract)
A Model Community Approach to Dog Bite Prevention(abst) in proceedings 140th Annual ConventionAmerican Veterinary Medical AssociationJune 2001Gail C.…
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…
State Advocacy Issue
Pet Plaintiffs By Steve Malanga May 9, 2007 In the wake of the tainted pet-food scandal, some pet owners, aided by trial lawyers and advocacy…
State Advocacy Issue
Ownership versus Guardianship Approved by the Executive Board, June 2005 Some animal owners may like to refer to themselves as "pet…
Economics & Practice
Tools and resources to help veterinarians and practice managers run the business. Client materials, insurance info, human resource help, and much…
The AVMA has for years been a trusted source of comprehensive economic data and analysis for the veterinary marketplace. Our economic research informs…
David E. Granstrom, DVM, PhD, DACVM (parasitology)
Assistant Executive Vice President. AVMA Officers Biographical Sketch
AVMA member veterinarians have access to a multitude of benefits that support them personally and professionally.
Dog Bite Risk and Prevention: The Role of Breed
Peer-reviewed summary of scientific literature related to the role of breed in dog bite risk and prevention.
John W. Albers, DVM
Recipient: AVMA Award 2011 John's experience in companion animal practice and organized veterinary medicine includes over 23 years of service as…
Compounding FAQ for veterinarians
Get answers to the compounding questions veterinarians most frequently ask the AVMA.
AVMA membership 2019
View AVMA membership data by species category, employment type, and medical discipline as of December 31, 2019.
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…
Veterinary Ergonomic Guidelines
The AVMA Government Relations Division alerted the Council on Veterinary Service (CoVS) in 2001, that regulations concerning Ergonomics may be…
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…
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…
Finding a veterinarian
Finding a veterinarian is relatively easy, especially if you're able to get recommendations from friends and relatives.
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
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.
Position on Canine Hybrids
The AVMA recognizes that: a) wild canines crossbred with domestic animals (canine hybrids) are often maintained in captivity as companion animals, for…
State Advocacy Issue
Animal owners love their pets, and veterinarians love animals. But "guardian" is a legal term with significant legal implications and repercussions.
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.