Colorado pets airlifted to safety
National Guard evacuates over 800 cats and dogs from floodwaters
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…
Policy changes relate to pets, livestock
The AVMA Executive Board has made some noteworthy policy changes relating to companion animals and production
Adulterated pet food could lead to loss-of-companionship suits in N.J.
The New Jersey legislature is considering legislation granting owners of pets harmed by contaminated pet food the right to sue
Report explores disconnect over preventive care
The fifth annual State of Pet Health Report from Banfield Pet Hospital was released Aug. 12 at Banfield’s Pet Healthcare Industry Summit
Report outlines barriers to accessing veterinary care, possible solutions
One out of four pet owners experiences barriers to obtaining veterinary care, and the primary obstacle for all pet owners seeking any type of care is…
Ohio may have avoided ballot fight
And the governor will push for new restrictions on dog breeders and exotic pets owners as well as more severe punishments for cockfighting.
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.
New research shows dog bites down in 2018, but risk increases among children under 1 year
National Dog Bite Prevention Week 2019
Understand the rules for veterinary compounding, and get resources to support your work with clients whose animals require compounded medications.
Veterinary emergency, critical care groups hold symposium
25th International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium, Sept. 6-10, 2019, Washington, D.C.
The CDC is warning people not to cuddle hedgehogs, National Dog Bite Prevention Week is coming up in April, and more
Veterinarians find limits, benefits in distance care
Veterinarians see a potential to give more and better care with telemedicine.
Similarities have been found in opioid prescribing by physicians and veterinarians; the AVMA was part of a delegation to an antimicrobial task force;…
AVMA, United reach agreement on form for assistance animals
The AVMA, with support from the AVMA PLIT, took action when United Airlines announced a new policy requiring a veterinarian's
Study shines spotlight on neutering
Publication earlier this year of a study that found higher incidences of certain cancers and musculoskeletal disorders
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…
Volunteers rescue, treat animals in Baton Rouge
Flooding in and near Baton Rouge displaced thousands of animals and destroyed veterinary clinics when a slow-moving storm hit southern
Caring too much?
A 9-year-old mixed-breed dog with a history of renal disease is presented to a general practitioner
The slow rise of generic animal drugs
In human medicine, generic drugs accounted for 88 percent of prescriptions dispensed in the United States as of 2014. Currently, generic
Finding a future for osteosarcoma patients
Ana M. Cilursu, MD, lost three Rottweilers in a row to bone cancer. The first dog, Hessa,
A full plate
New Congress considers legislation important to veterinarians and animal health
AAHA President Welborn to focus on new accreditation standards, compliance study
Dr. Link V. Welborn has a busy year ahead of him. As the 2003-2004
Animal welfare, advocacy among conference workshop topics
AVMA staff members explained why the profession needs representation in government and how animal welfare policy is formed.