One Health Commission, EPA launch pet health survey
The One Health Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency are working together on the National Pet Health Survey
Animal welfare, health policies updated
Animals used in pre-college education should not be subjected to uses that cause any pain, an updated AVMA policy states.
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the benefits of animal vaccination programs in advancing animal and human health
Historically, immunization practices and vaccination protocols have contributed to significantly reduce the incidence of many life-threatening…
The Importance of Veterinarians in Food Safety
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) supports the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service Public…
Veterinarian honored for work against dangerous pathogens
Lt. Cmdr. Ilana Schafer received the 2017 James H. Steele Veterinary Public Health Award in April at the 66th annual Epidemic Intelligence
Idaho finds plague in domestic cats
The Idaho Division of Public Health identified Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes plague, in six domestic cats in mid-2016.
WHO seeks end to antibiotic use without disease
Global health authorities are discouraging use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals in the absence of disease.
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
Meritorious Service Award goes to Kaplan
The AVMA presented its Meritorious Service Award to Dr. Bruce Kaplan, a staunch advocate of the one-health concept, July 22 at AVMA Convention 2017.
National Academies of Practice accepts two veterinary fellows
The National Academies of Practice, an interdisciplinary organization of health care practitioners and scholars, held a March 17-18
Atypical BSE found in Alabama cow
Health authorities found in July that an 11-year-old beef cow in Alabama had bovine spongiform encephalopathy, a degenerative prion disease.
USDA recruiting for slaughter inspection
The Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service posted flyers everywhere at AVMA Convention 2017, this past July in Indianapolis,…
AVMA helps educate state legislators at annual conference
For several years, the AVMA has hosted an exhibition booth at the National Conference of State Legislatures’ annual conference. This annual gathering…
AVMA recognizes excellence in veterinary medicine
During AVMA Convention 2017 this July in Indianapolis, the AVMA bestowed awards to recognize excellence in veterinary medicine.
Nominations open for AVMA Excellence Awards
The nomination period for the following AVMA Excellence Awards is now open.
WSAVA takes on brachycephaly, dentistry, dog and cat meat trade
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association has focused attention on the issues facing brachycephalic dogs, released global guidelines
Five chosen for councils, committee
The AVMA House of Delegates elected four council members in January 2017, while the AVMA Board of Directors appointed one committee
AVMA's champion for global veterinary medicine
For the past three years, Dr. René Carlson has been president of the World Veterinary Association
Proposals push for more veterinarians for slaughter inspection, disease response
The National Association of Federal Veterinarians has proposed resolutions to the AVMA House of Delegates
Report explores antimicrobial usage at Banfield hospitals
Many urinary tract infections and respiratory tract infections in dogs are treated with an antimicrobial not concordant with guidelines
Supporting real assistance animals
Is that cockatoo riding a man's shoulder in the produce section really an emotional support animal?
ABVT marks 50-year milestone
Since 1967, the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology has seen to it that a cadre of highly trained veterinarians is ready
For Topper, leadership development is job one
Training veterinary leaders to ensure the future of the profession will be Dr. Michael Topper's top priority as AVMA president.
Fixing the patchwork that is veterinary wellness support
The question posed in Dr. John D. Jacobson's talk, State veterinary wellness committees: Do they work? was answered before he even said a word.
Finding lead in pets
Dogs in Flint, Michigan, had high blood lead concentrations following the discovery of lead contamination in the city’s water supply.