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.
COVID-19 unemployment insurance
Learn about unemployment benefits provided by emergency legislation passed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Responsible pet ownership and pet health care. Topics include preventive care, keeping pets healthy and safe, pet medications and prescriptions...
Healthy Holiday Gifts for Pets
You don’t have to indulge in fancy collars, gourmet treats or other pricey gifts for pets. Here are less expensive, more practical gifts you can give…
Selecting a pet ferret
Learn more about ferrets and whether a ferret is the right pet for your family.
Selecting a pet fish
Learn if a fish is the right pet for your family.
Selecting a pet cat
Is a cat the right pet for you? Learn about selecting a pet cat for your family.
Selecting a Pet Dog
Learn about selecting a pet dog that's right for your family.
COVID-19 FAQs for pet owners
Can your pet become infected with COVID-19? Can a pet spread the virus to other animals or people? How should you care for your pet if you become sick…
Money tips for caring pet owners
Everyone is trying to save money these days, including pet owners. But cutting back on preventive care can compromise a pet's health ... and cost more…
How emotion-based-non-economic damages can hurt you and your pet
legislative analysis of NED
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…
National Dog Bite Prevention Coalition offers tips for safely sheltering at home with pets during the COVID-19 crisis
The coronavirus pandemic has introduced a good deal of uncertainty into our lives, as well as the lives of our pets. As people shelter at home, adopt…
National Dog Bite Prevention Week Coalition Members
Members of the National Dog Bite Prevention Week® coalition include the AVMA, USPS, State Farm Insurance, and...
Infection prevention and control
Social distancing as well as proper cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation measures can help prevent and control COVID-19 infection.
Practicing veterinary medicine during COVID-19
Learn about practicing veterinary medicine during COVID-19, including employer obligations and liability.
Financial assistance for veterinary care costs
Advice and options for pet owners who may be struggling to pay for their pet's care.
COVID-19 social tools
Help share trustworthy information about COVID-19 and its effects on pets and the veterinary profession. Download these social media images, and share…
Economics & Practice
Tools and resources to help veterinarians and practice managers run the business. Client materials, insurance info, human resource help, and much…
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…
COVID-19 FAQs for veterinarians and veterinary clinics
Find answers to common questions about the impact of COVID-19 on veterinarians, our teams, and animal patients. Topics include whether the virus can…
SARS-CoV-2 in animals
Learn about how the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 affects animals, and how to keep pets safe during the pandemic.
COVID-19 impacts on food production medicine
There have been no reports of poultry or livestock becoming ill with COVID-19 in the United States. Still, COVID-19 is causing disruptions in the food…
Testing animals for SARS-CoV-2
The AVMA does not recommend routine testing of animals for COVID-19. Because the situation is ever-evolving, public and animal health officials may…
Guidance for managing veterinary employees with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 exposure or disease
See AVMA’s guidance for managing employees who have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19—whether confirmed or suspected.