AVMF partners with Hill's, Zoetis and NAVTA to provide COVID-19 disaster relief grants for veterinary technicians/nurses and veterinary assistants
The AVMF—the charitable arm of the AVMA—today announced the launch of a COVID-19 Disaster Relief Grant program for veterinary technicians/nurses and…
Infection prevention and control
Social distancing as well as proper cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation measures can help prevent and control COVID-19 infection.
Practicing veterinary medicine during COVID-19
Learn about practicing veterinary medicine during COVID-19, including employer obligations and liability.
The importance of self-care during a pandemic
For many, life feels like it’s been put on hold as the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s OK to worry about yourself and loved ones, but you…
Obituaries in the June 1, 2020 Journal of the AVMA
Dr. Janice Siegford named recipient of 2020 AVMA Humane Award
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today honored Janice Siegford, Ph.D., as the winner of the 2020 AVMA Humane Award.
Dr. Harry Werner named recipient of 2020 AVMA Animal Welfare Award
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today honored Dr. Harry Werner as the winner of the 2020 AVMA Animal Welfare Award.
Farm veterinarians adjust to reduce COVID-19 risk
This spring, veterinarians spent less time in barns and more time helping farm workers stay healthy. Veterinary organizations, academic centers, and…
Survey finds declining practice revenue, move toward telemedicine
A survey of roughly 215 veterinary practices in the northeastern United States and approximately a hundred practices in other parts of the country…
Specialties proposed, ranitidine drugs contaminated, national disease list drafted
COVID-19 impacts on food production medicine
There have been no reports of poultry or livestock becoming ill with COVID-19 in the United States. Still, COVID-19 is causing disruptions in the food…
Testing animals for SARS-CoV-2
The AVMA does not recommend routine testing of animals for COVID-19. Because the situation is ever-evolving, public and animal health officials may…
Veterinarians pledge ventilators, supplies to human medicine
Veterinarians pledged hundreds of ventilators for human use as a surge of COVID-19 cases in some areas have led to shortages as the coronavirus…
Veterinary colleges go online only amid COVID-19 concerns
Veterinary college leaders have been faced with developing alternative teaching methods quickly for veterinary students who are practicing physical…
Penn Vet offers certificate in animal welfare
The program launched last October. It combines self-directed online activities and in-person sessions to educate participants on animal welfare and…
Aquarium cleaner death, anxiety in dogs, and more in the May 1 “In Short” section
Annual meeting, Feb. 20-22, Minneapolis
American Association of Swine Veterinarians
Swine veterinarians and veterinary students learned to better manage disease risks, improve biosecurity on farms, improve their own well-being, and…
Guidance for managing veterinary employees with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 exposure or disease
See AVMA’s guidance for managing employees who have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19—whether confirmed or suspected.
Interactive maps: COVID-19 and the veterinary profession
The following maps present different lenses to view the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on veterinary medicine and veterinary professionals. They’re…
COVID-19: Economic impacts on the veterinary profession
How has COVID-19 affected the veterinary profession economically? What can we expect next?
AVMA is committed to helping the veterinary community through the COVID-19 pandemic. Get actionable information on PPE, implementing social distancing…
COVID-19 FAQs for pet owners
Can your pet become infected with COVID-19? Can a pet spread the virus to other animals or people? How should you care for your pet if you become sick…
COVID-19 small business loans
Learn about new loan programs provided through the Small Business Administration (SBA) for small businesses coping with the financial impacts of…
Considerations for food animal veterinarians during the COVID-19 pandemic
It’s critical to actively incorporate preventive measures into facility visits to decrease the risk of infection for veterinarians, staff members, and…