AVMA voices veterinary needs to FDA about cannabis products
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should provide regulatory clarity about expectations for the labeling, safety, and use of cannabis-derived…
Farm bill delivers victory for veterinary medicine
The nation’s new farm bill creates critical programs to improve animal health and enhance the nation’s ability to prevent and respond to animal…
President-elect candidates make their case
In the following interviews, they share their views of the AVMA and veterinary medicine.
Backyard chickens 101
A quick guide for small animal veterinarians to provide veterinary care for backyard chickens and urban poultry flocks.
AVMA membership hits record 95,000
The AVMA and our Board of Directors would like to extend a big “Thank you!” to all our members for their contribution on surpassing a terrific AVMA…
AABP judicious therapeutic use of antimicrobials in cattle
The AVMA has endorsed these guidelines developed by the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.
Nominations open for 2020 AVMA awards
The nomination period is open for the following AVMA Excellence Awards for 2020.
Mike Topper, DVM
2016-2017 AVMA President-Elect
Vision, mission and values
The AVMA's vision statement, mission statement, and core values guide the association's priorities and behavior.
AVMA presents Excellence Awards for 2019
During AVMA Convention 2019 this August in Washington, D.C., a number of individuals received AVMA Excellence Awards for contributions in areas such…
AVMA strategic planning
The AVMA's strategic plan outlines five objectives that steer our work.
Working for you, advancing animal health
Dr. John Howe takes his responsibility as AVMA president very seriously and looks forward to serving AVMA members throughout his tenure. Read his…
Osteosarcoma is genetically similar in dogs and human children, according to a study published July 19 in the journal Communications Biology by
Lead in cows is a risk for people
Cattle raised for milk and meat can consume lead through their environments or feed.
FDA sees trend of unsafe compounding labs
Food and Drug Administration authorities say they are seeing a trend of unsafe conditions in compounding laboratories.
Powered by you: Comments sought on AVMA euthanasia guidelines
AVMA members to review proposed changes through August 31 One of the AVMA's best known and globally recognized resources is being updated in light of…
Convention-goers have monumental time in DC
AVMA Convention 2019, held Aug. 2-6 in Washington, D.C., was the location for more than 1,000 continuing education sessions, an expansive exhibit hall…
Gains for animal health in farm bill
Recently passed federal legislation will improve national animal disease detection and response capabilities.
Groups provide new guidance on antimicrobials
The AVMA, Canadian VMA, and Federation of Veterinarians of Europe are calling for continuous monitoring of antimicrobial use and resistance at a…
House of Delegates approves dues increase
If dues remain unchanged, the AVMA would have an increasingly negative bottom line.
At your service
Dr. Brown talks about these and other developments, including telemedicine, veterinary technician utilization, and access to care, in the following…
Helping veterinarians play an active role in combating antimicrobial resistance
President’s Column: Dr. John de Jong Across our profession, whether at a veterinary conference or educational seminar or in a JAVMA article, we’ve all…
From brown polo ponies to green iguanas, animal welfare anything but black and white
Dr. Monique Pairis-Garcia has seen show cats in a new light thanks to the AVMA Animal Welfare Assessment Contest.