Restricting ownership of wild animals
Ohio residents have received or sought permits to continue owning about 300 primates
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…
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.
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…
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.
Befriending reptiles and amphibians
There are many more of us out there with exotic pets who are interested in taking care of them well.
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
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.
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.
Our other furry friends
Veterinarians who work with exotic companion mammals say each species has its attractions as well as its challenges.
Dennis, a pioneer of veterinary law
Gregory M. Dennis, a founding member of the American Veterinary Medical Law Association died.