Restricting ownership of wild animals
Ohio residents have received or sought permits to continue owning about 300 primates
State & local ownership vs. guardianship issues
Tools and resources to help veterinarians monitor and influence state and local laws related to ownership and guardianship of animals.
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.
Texas high court reaffirms pets are property
The Texas Supreme Court has reversed a controversial ruling by a state appellate court
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
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
AVMA addresses animal abuse, research cats and dogs, outdoor housing of pets
The AVMA Board of Directors, while meeting April 11-13, revised guidance for veterinarians
State Advocacy Issue
Ownership versus Guardianship Approved by the Executive Board, June 2005 Some animal owners may like to refer to themselves as "pet…
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…
Ohio may have avoided ballot fight
And the governor will push for new restrictions on dog breeders and exotic pets owners as well as more severe punishments for cockfighting.
Arkansas explores creating a veterinary college
Arkansas State University announced an exploratory partnership with Adtalem Global Education, which operates several for-profit higher education…
State and local advocacy
AVMA works with state and local veterinary associations to advocate for animal health, animal welfare, and the advancement of veterinary medicine. We…
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
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.
Why Breed-specific Legislation Is not the Answer
Breed-specific legislation (BSL) targets specific breeds of dogs that are wrongly thought to all be dangerous – most frequently pit bull types –
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
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.
When domestic violence arrives at the clinic door
Veterinarians and other practice staff members have the potential to play a life-saving role in the prevention of and response to domestic violence.
Transporting Horses and Other Equids
When considering interstate or international travel for your horse or other equids, plan ahead because some preparations may need to start months in…
Dennis, a pioneer of veterinary law
Gregory M. Dennis, a founding member of the American Veterinary Medical Law Association died.
The dangerous dog debate
Communities have been banning or strictly regulating pit bull-type dogs and other “dangerous” breeds for the past three decades.
Midyear report summarizes state legislation
2008 already has been another busy year for state legislation relevant to veterinary and animal issues.
Japan's animal relief operations face considerable challenges
Japan is in the throes of what is known in the disaster and emergency management community as a cascading disaster.
Human and animal medicine meet on the bridge
The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine hosted a symposium, The Bridge Between Veterinary Medicine and Human Health,