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 for your family
Your pet-owning experience will be most enjoyable if you consider carefully what type of pet best suits your family, home, and lifestyle.
Selecting a pet bird
A pet bird can make a wonderful addition to households, especially if there is limited space or family members are allergic to other animals.
Auxiliary celebrates playful pets for National Pet Week
The Auxiliary to the AVMA will celebrate playful pets for National Pet Week 2016, May 1-7.
Selecting a pet rabbit
Learn about rabbits to determine if a rabbit 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.
National Pet Week, May 4-10, celebrates the difference pets make
This year's National Pet Week theme is Pets Make the Difference
Spending on pets surpasses $60 billion
The American Pet Products Association released a report in mid-March indicating that overall spending in the U.S. pet industry increased 3.9
Spending on pets projected to hit all-time high
Consumer spending on pets has more than doubled from $17 billion in 1994 to an estimated $38.4 billion in 2006, 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
Coalition wants veterinary access for economically at-risk pets
An ongoing concern voiced by some in the profession is that nonprofit organizations providing veterinary services are competing
Selecting a horse or pony
Learn about horse ownership and determine if a horse or pony is the right choice for you and your family.
Back to Basics
Veterinarians today are able to provide better and more advanced medical care for pets than ever before, but the cost of that care makes it out of…
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
Physical fitness is a health target the Auxiliary to the AVMA would like to see all members of the family attain—including
AVMA brochure aims to reduce incidence of dog bites
More than 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs annually.
Action items from the Economics of Veterinary Medical Education Summit
Four groups of stakeholders attended the summit: veterinary students and recent graduates, representatives from veterinary
AAFP speaker advocates a new view of cats
People should treat cats with the same respect as they treat dogs—especially to promote feline health.
Policy actions-and definitions-approved
Besides deciding on recommendations related to AVMA policy and advocacy actions, the Executive Board considered four
Research targets conditions of older cats and dogs
The medical conditions that afflict aging cats and dogs have been a focus of much research in recent years
Momentum continues for AVMA activities
Summits on educational debt and wellness, recommendations from a task force on drug compounding, and economic reports on topics
Q&A with the AVMA president-elect candidates
Drs. Jan K. Strother and Michael J. Topper describe the challenges and opportunities facing the veterinary profession and explain