AVMA urges pet evacuation kits for those in path of storms, wildfires
Hundreds of wildfires are burning in California, forcing more than 100,000 people to evacuate and affecting air quality as far away as Nebraska.
National Pet Week veterinary toolkit
National Pet Week® helps veterinarians promote responsible pet ownership and honor the pets in our lives. Use these practical tools for veterinary…
National Pet Week®
National Pet Week® honors the pets in our lives and promotes responsible pet ownership. Join us to celebrate pets and help give them the best lives…
AAFP updates guidelines on feline zoonoses
Many benefits come with having pet cats, according to the American Association of Feline Practitioners, but education is key to prevent transmission…
Pet ownership, spending going strong
The American Pet Products Association reports that about two-thirds of U.S. households own pets, and spending on pets is increasing
The CDC is warning people not to cuddle hedgehogs, National Dog Bite Prevention Week is coming up in April, and more
Market share estimator
The AVMA Market Share Estimator is a step-by-step tool that lets companion animal veterinarians calculate local market size and share, and set goals…
Pet ownership stable, veterinary care variable
Americans still love their pets, with more than half of U.S. households owning a pet at year-end 2016, but
Pet ownership is on the rise
AVMA study provides economic insights & data to drive veterinary care conversations Pet ownership is on the rise in the United States, with dogs…
Ownership and or Possession and Appropriate Disposition of Wild and Exotic Pet Species or Their Hybrids
Ownership and/or Possession and Appropriate Disposition of Wild and Exotic Pet Species or Their Hybrids
Specialties in sports medicine, exotic companion mammals receive full recognition
The AVMA has granted full recognition to the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Exotic Companion Mammal…
Postage stamps celebrate pets
The U.S. Postal Service is issuing the Pets Forever set of stamps in August to celebrate pets.
Selecting a pet rabbit
Learn about rabbits to determine if a rabbit is the right pet for your family.
Social media for National Pet Week
National Pet Week® offers an opportunity for veterinarians to promote responsible pet ownership and honor the pets in our lives with the help of AVMA…
Befriending reptiles and amphibians
There are many more of us out there with exotic pets who are interested in taking care of them well.
Our other furry friends
Veterinarians who work with exotic companion mammals say each species has its attractions as well as its challenges.
Restricting ownership of wild animals
Ohio residents have received or sought permits to continue owning about 300 primates
FWS invites comments for meeting of the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking (May 6, 2014)
AVMA comments for meeting of the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking.
Animal welfare: Companion animals
This page provides access to a variety of resources that can help you make a positive difference in the lives of companion animals.
Dennis, a pioneer of veterinary law
Gregory M. Dennis, a founding member of the American Veterinary Medical Law Association died.
Swine Brucellosis and Pseudorabies Proposed Action Plan
Feral swine pose SB and PRV disease risks to US commercial and transitional production swine herds, and current programs don’t adequately address…
Nobody knows how many privately owned wild animals are living in captivity in Ohio.
Wildlife policies stress education, captivity requirements
In June, the AVMA began more strongly encouraging education for those who would privately own potentially dangerous wildlife as
Zoonotic Diseases and Pets FAQ
Animals can carry diseases that people can catch. Get answers to commonly asked questions about disease risks related to pets.