New resource guides your practice as you expand operations
Veterinarians and veterinary teams have been performing essential work throughout the pandemic, nimbly adapting procedures and adopting new processes.…
Veterinarian-jockey breaks the mold on and off the racetrack
Dr. Ferrin Peterson has always wanted to ride the winning horse at the Kentucky Derby, and she has never been closer than now to achieving her dream.…
Social media monitoring for veterinary professionals
Social media monitoring can encompass a broad range of actions and behaviors. If you’ve ever searched for a hashtag on Twitter, researched a recruiter…
Veterinary companies expand operations
TAKE NOTICE Veterinary companies expand operations Intervet became one of the largest suppliers of veterinary…
Get the latest data to inform your decisionmaking
Recently published and free to all AVMA members, the 2023 AVMA State of the Profession report provides detailed data and insights on the major trends…
Cattle castration is important to animal and human safety, reduces aggressive behavior, and improves meat quality. The veterinarian of record should…
Military veterinarians engaged in Operation Iraqi Freedom
Posted on April 15, 2003 They care for the working dogs that heighten security for U.S. soldiers in Iraq. They monitor the safety of the food and…
California shuts down nonveterinary teeth cleaning operation
A California court approved a settlement Oct. 16 ordering a nonveterinary teeth cleaning operation to pay $150,000 in restitution for the unlicensed…
Executive Board tackles professional issues, AVMA operations
The AVMA Executive Board, meeting June 4-6, took a hard look at agenda items regarding subjects as diverse as federal legislation and officer travel.
Thriving in veterinary practice means consistently achieving goals and growth, while maintaining balance in all aspects of our lives. AVMA can help…
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Study explores secrets of highly efficient veterinary practices
A study of 60 animal hospitals classified as high, moderate, or low efficiency revealed differences in scheduling, staffing, and other aspects of…
Practice of soring
The AVMA endorses the American Association of Equine Practitioners' position on the practice of soring.
PetSmart franchising in-store veterinary practices
PetSmart plans to sell franchise veterinary practices in the company’s stores starting this year under the name of PetSmart Veterinary Services.
Missouri VMA – Jan. 26-29, 2023
The Missouri VMA held its 131st annual convention from Jan. 26-29, 2023, in Columbia. The MOVMA presented awards and seated new officials.
Remaining medically important antimicrobials transitioning to prescription status
The Food and Drug Administration is reminding stakeholders that certain over-the-counter antimicrobial products for animals are transitioning to…
Forfa named new director of FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine
Tracey Forfa, a 30-year veteran of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, succeeds Dr. Steven Solomon, who retired as…
From operating rooms to courtrooms, veterinary technicians help ensure the health of animals
The AVMA celebrates the varied and important work of veterinary technicians during National Veterinary Technician Week (Oct. 13-19)
Tips for making diversity, equity, inclusion a reality in your practice
Dr. Laura Pletz, president of the Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative, gave the virtual presentation “DEI as Standard Operating…
Emergency planning for veterinary practices
Business continuity and emergency planning are key to business survival in a disaster situation. These critical steps can help you prepare your…
Expanding, adapting cattle practice
An acting instructor told cattle veterinarians to show energy and passion in their business conversations with clients and colleagues.
Don’t let cybercriminals hack your practice
Hackers aren’t picky about whom they target. They’re trying to infiltrate your company’s computer network and shut down your business until you pay…
The advantages of practicing diversity
July 17 at the AVMA Annual Convention in Honolulu was "a great, great day for the diversity initiative" in the words of Dr. Evan M. Morse, a speaker…
PRRS lawsuit could affect practices
A lawsuit in Indiana alleges that employees at one farm intentionally infected pigs with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus and…
The economic state of specialty practice
Before the recession, many specialty practices had been booming as a growing subset of pet owners spared no expense on veterinary care.