Dunham appointed to National Academies board
The board is the major program unit of the National Academies responsible for organizing and overseeing studies on agriculture, forestry, fisheries,…
Consortium awarded $85M for one-health workforce project
A consortium led by the University of California-Davis One Health Institute has been awarded up to $85 million over five years from the U.S. Agency…
Banfield executive talks programs, policy, and practice
JAVMA News caught up with Dr. Molly McAllister, Banfield Pet Hospital chief medical officer, to discuss her new role and new offerings at Banfield,…
Murphy leading AVMA Division of Animal and Public Health
Dr. Mike Murphy, most recently a veterinary medical officer with the Center for Veterinary Medicine at the Food and Drug Administration, joined the…
Veterinarians and public health
In addition to caring for animals, veterinarians are critical to public health. We contribute to medical discovery, protect people and animals from…
The AVMA represents and amplifies veterinarians’ voices when federal lawmakers consider issues that affect animal health, public health and the…
Disaster and emergency preparedness and response are important issues to the AVMA. We provide wide-ranging resources to help both veterinarians and…
Veterinary scientist advocates for endangered whales
Dr. Michael Moore has spent his career publicizing how human activities are harming whales and other marine mammals that would otherwise remain hidden…
Nominations open for 2020 AVMA awards
The nomination period is open for the following AVMA Excellence Awards for 2020.
Global leaders, experts see potential in shared risks
Global health leaders are trying to help countries find flaws in how they find and respond to disease threats.
Airlines can't ban service animals by breed, weight but can ban some species
The Department of Transportation says airlines cannot categorically exclude certain breeds of dogs or cats as service animals and cannot ban service…
And now, the US surgeon general
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams addressed an audience of veterinary professionals Aug. 3 during the opening session of AVMA Convention 2019 in…
Convention-goers get a peek at DC Public Health Lab
Kicking off the tour was Tony Tran, PHL director and a doctor of public health, who described some of the laboratory's activities.
Lawsuit alleges lax welfare enforcement
Two organizations accuse the Department of Agriculture of failing to enforce animal welfare laws and helping dog breeders hide problems.
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…
One-health visionary receives AVMA Award
Dr. Roger K. Mahr proposed initiative that led to One Health Commission
The AlignCare starting line
The subsidized veterinary care system AlignCare, out of the Program for Pet Health Equity at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, is preparing to…
Veterinary care for all
Veterinary care for underserved populations was the central topic during the first Access to Veterinary Care Symposium, hosted by the Program for Pet…
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year grant totaling nearly $2 million to X.J. Meng, MD, PhD, a professor of molecular virology at
AVMA weighs in at cannabis hearing
The hearing is part of an FDA plan resulting from growing interest in FDA-regulated products derived from Cannabis sativa L and its components.
Q&A: Congressman Ted Yoho's veterinary past influences his politics
Rep. Ted Yoho (Florida '83), a Republican, was first elected in 2012 to Florida's 3rd Congressional District, which encompasses
National Academies of Practice advances interprofessional health care
The mission of the NAP calls for distinguished professionals to advance interprofessional health care
Advocacy program brings lawmakers, veterinarians together
The AVMA Ambassador Program is intended to complement the AVMA’s efforts in Washington, D.C., by bringing members to the front lines of advocacy…
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 7-9 forum in Atlanta on…
Reports of foodborne illness rise with change in testing
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is receiving more reports of foodborne illnesses caused by infection with Campylobacter and Salmonella.