AVMA, Auxiliary celebrate National Pet Week
The AVMA is celebrating “A Lifetime of Love” for National Pet Week 2017, May 7-13
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
AVMA passes policy on responsible pet breeding
The AVMA House of Delegates has passed a policy that supports minimizing inherited disorders in the breeding of dogs, cats, and other companion
Campaign helps veterinarians tout health benefits of pets
Zoetis partnered with the Human Animal Bond Research Institute to launch the Pet Effect campaign in February to promote the health
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
Millennials now primary pet-owning demographic
The American Pet Products Association reports that millennials are now the primary pet-owning demographic, at 35 percent of U.S. pet owners
State’s divorce law revamped to consider animal well-being
Alaska’s has become the first in the country to require courts to take into consideration “the well-being of the animal” in custody disputes
Decline in real veterinary incomes continues despite strong job market
Real mean income, that is, income adjusted for inflation, for private practice veterinarianshas declined since 2010,
AVMA brochure aims to reduce incidence of dog bites
More than 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs annually.
January 2017 Board of Directors meeting summary
By: Dr. Mark Helfat, Board of Directors Chair; Dr. Tom Meyer, AVMA President; Dr. David Ylander, House Advisory Committee Chair; Dr. Janet Donlin,…
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
The dangerous dog debate
Communities have been banning or strictly regulating pit bull-type dogs and other “dangerous” breeds for the past three decades.
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
AVMA recognizes excellence in veterinary medicine
During AVMA Convention 2017 this July in Indianapolis, the AVMA bestowed awards to recognize excellence in veterinary medicine.
Auxiliary to the AVMA celebrates 100 years
Although women now comprise a majority of the veterinary profession, for decades they were more likely to be found running the clinic while their…
On the trail of horses
The debate over how to track and identify horses has been ongoing for more than a decade.