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
Partnership to promote preventive care for pets
The decline in the frequency of veterinary visits for cats and dogs in the United States is posing a risk to pet health, according to
New guidance for pets exposed to rabies
New guidance in this issue of the JAVMA advises that cats and dogs that are exposed to rabies and are overdue for a vaccine can
AVMA celebrates ‘Lifetime of Love’ for National Pet Week
“A Lifetime of Love” is the AVMA theme for National Pet Week 2016, May 1-7
Conference charts one-health approach to addressing obesity in pets, people
A recent conference charted a one-health approach to addressing obesity in pets and people
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…
AVMA Policy on Wildlife-Livestock Interactions.
AVMA supports surgeon general’s call to action on walking
The AVMA is supporting U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and his office in efforts to promote walking and walkable communities
Preventing entry of foreign animal diseases (transboundary diseases), their vectors, and invasive species
To protect animal, human, and environmental health, the AVMA supports the use of appropriate surveillance and control measures on international…
Volunteer for Our Oath in Action projects
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation is seeking volunteers this fall for Our Oath in Action, a veterinary outreach program with
In Puerto Rico, time measured before and after Maria
The wrath of Maria, one of the worst natural disasters to strike Puerto Rico, disrupted life on the island for months afterward.
More than 1M households re-home cats, dogs annually
More than 1 million U.S. households re-home cats or dogs annually, according to a new study. Most people who re-homed cats or dogs
Dog and cat population control
The population of dogs and cats in the U.S. exceeds the capacity of our society to care and provide homes for them as companion animals.
Federal judge tells FDA to re-examine turtle sale regulations
A federal court ruling will make Food and Drug Administration officials re-evaluate the fairness of a ban on the sale of small turtles
AVMA recognizes excellence in veterinary medicine
During AVMA Convention 2017 this July in Indianapolis, the AVMA bestowed awards to recognize excellence in veterinary medicine.
Meet your new neighbors
More and more, veterinarians are being called to treat chickens kept in urban and suburban neighborhoods where no food animal
Study shines spotlight on neutering
Publication earlier this year of a study that found higher incidences of certain cancers and musculoskeletal disorders