Making sense of the mystery illness found across the US
Summary: As of early December, cases of canine infectious respiratory disease complex (CIRDC) have been seen by veterinarians in multiple states.…
Economic headwinds could impact veterinary practices, says economic futurist
Andrew Busch, an economic futurist, consultant, and speaker, anticipates the U.S. economy bottoming out at the end of 2024 after hitting peak growth…
Facing economic uncertainty, clients delay veterinary visits
While price increases are keeping veterinary practice in the black, more and more clients are cutting costs by postponing veterinary visits, according…
Just announced: FTC chair to address AVMA business forum
The AVMA will welcome Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina M. Khan to open the 2023 AVMA Veterinary Business and Economic Forum with a special…
Data, safety regulations lacking when it comes to pets and vehicles
Around 45% of U.S. households own dogs and 26% of households own cats out of the total U.S. population of 128 million households in 2020, according to…
Welfare concerns for wild birds, from confiscation to relinquishment
Drs. Patricia J. Latas and Anthony A. Pilny presented sessions on July 15 at AVMA Convention 2023 in Denver about the consequences of wildlife…
In Memory – August 3, 2023
Veterinarian obituaries in the "In Memory" section of the Journal of the AVMA, Aug 3, 2023.
AVMA and ‘Critter Fixers’ team up to help high school students learn about careers in veterinary medicine
Denver-area high school students interested in careers in veterinary medicine will have a chance to learn first-hand from experts: Dr. Terrence…
NVA splits into two businesses, may go public in next few years
National Veterinary Associates (NVA) announced that it will form two separate businesses, which will prepare to go public in a few years. Ethos…
National Pet Week 2023: Celebrating the bond between pets and owners through responsible care
As National Pet Week (May 7-13) approaches, the AVMA invites the millions of pet owners and pet lovers across the nation to join in the celebration of…
Mars acquires Heska in $1.3B deal
Mars Inc. and Heska Corp. have entered into a agreement that Mars will buy the diagnostic veterinary equipment firm for $1.3 billion.
AVMA celebrates National Pet Week 2023
The AVMA will be celebrating National Pet Week, held this year from May 7-13, with themes for each day of the week.
Auxiliary celebrates National Pet Week 2023
The Auxiliary to the AVMA will be celebrating National Pet Week 2023, May 7-13, with the theme “People, Pets & Vets a Perfect Team.”
It’s never too early to plan for closing your practice
Closing a veterinary practice is a complex process regulated by state law and moral obligations that owners should familiarize themselves with sooner…
Pet behavior lessons learned during the pandemic
A flood of cases of canine separation anxiety and a rash of unsocialized pandemic puppies were among the dire predictions about the impacts of the…
USDA proposed rulemaking to strengthen regulations for handling wild, exotic animals
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is soliciting public comment on a plan to strengthen regulations for…
Market research data: View U.S. veterinary positions as of December 31, 2022.
Market research data: View AVMA membership by species category, employment type, and medical discipline as of December 31, 2022.
World Small Animal Veterinary Association – Oct. 29-31, 2022
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association held its 47th Congress from Oct. 29-31 in Lima, Peru. The WSAVA presented awards and seated new…
2022: The year in veterinary news
What a year 2022 was for veterinary medicine. Take a look back at the year's top news stories.
The wild life of wildlife veterinarians
The SARS-CoV-2 virus probably originated in wildlife and has been documented in more than two dozen species. Thus, the COVID-19 pandemic has…
In Memory – Nov. 25, 2022
Veterinarian obituaries in the “In Memory” section of the Journal of the AVMA, Nov. 25, 2022
Washington State VMA – Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2022
The Washington State VMA held its Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference from Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Tacoma. The WSVMA presented awards and seated new…
Turn to data when the decisions get tough
The AVMA Veterinary Business and Economic Forum, held virtually Oct. 24-25, featured the presentation “Morph Your Insights Into Powerful Foresight:…
Economist gives big-picture view of economy, veterinary profession
The U.S. economy is likely heading toward a recession along with much of the world, according to a leading economist, who anticipates a shortage of…