Pet ownership down slightly, but spending up
The American Pet Products Association reports that U.S. pet ownership decreased slightly between 2012 and 2014
Auxiliary highlights pet adoption for National Pet Week
The Auxiliary to the AVMA will highlight pet adoption for National Pet Week 2015, May 3-9. The theme is “Adopt a Pet—A Promise of Love.”
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 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
Model bill and regulations to assure appropriate care for dogs intended for use as Pets
Model Bill and Regulations to Assure Appropriate Care for Dogs Intended for Use as Pets
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
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
Reptile owner donates blood, passes on lethal Salmonella infection
The New England Journal of Medicine reports that a snake is the source of a Salmonella organism that infected two platelet recipients
AVMA brochure aims to reduce incidence of dog bites
More than 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs annually.
Board greenlights funding for economic research
The AVMA Veterinary Economics Strategy Committee requested the allocation of nearly $339,000 from the Economics Strategy Fund
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
1955 - 1965
The late 1950s and early 1960s saw a flurry of technological and sociological changes in the United States.
HOD acts on resolutions
Matters concerning antimicrobial use, veterinary ethics, and association governance were on the agenda for the AVMA HOD.