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Antimicrobial-resistant pathogens affecting animal health
The AVMA has worked with experts to identify bacteria affecting multiple animal species for which there is evidence of antimicrobial resistance. The…
Diversity and inclusion in veterinary medicine
AVMA works to advance diversity and inclusion by embedding it into all of the work we do. Find resources to join us in reducing barriers to diversity…
Use of technology in veterinary medicine
AVMA affirms and encourages the responsible, ethical development and use of technology that can benefit and protect public health, animal health and…
AAEP-AVMA management of Bureau of Land Management wild horses and burros
The AVMA and AAEP have jointly adopted this policy on the management of BLM wild horses and burros.
The AVMA supports the USDA/APHIS definition of feral swine as: "Swine that have lived all (wild) or any part (feral) of their lives free-roaming".
AABP judicious therapeutic use of antimicrobials in cattle
The AVMA has endorsed these guidelines developed by the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.
State and local advocacy
AVMA works with state and local veterinary associations to advocate for animal health, animal welfare, and the advancement of veterinary medicine. We…
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 the interests of veterinarians across the country through strategically targeted advocacy work. Learn what AVMA is doing to…
The AVMA represents and amplifies veterinarians’ voices when federal lawmakers consider issues that affect animal health, public health and the…
Get involved: Be an advocate for veterinary medicine
Learn how you can improve the future of animal health and welfare, and the veterinary profession. Your expertise can help decisionmakers shape public…
Summits and symposiums
Broaden your mastery of important veterinary topics, while connecting with like-minded colleagues. AVMA's topical CE meetings deliver the same…
Disaster and emergency preparedness and response are important issues to the AVMA. We provide wide-ranging resources to help both veterinarians and…
Leadership skills are critical in veterinary medicine. Use these resources to develop and hone your abilities and grow as a veterinary leader.
Antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance
Veterinarians are leaders and stewards in preserving the effectiveness of antimicrobials. We work conscientiously with antimicrobial drugs,…
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on continuous monitoring of antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance
The AVMA, CVMA and FVE developed this joint statement on continuous monitoring of antimicrobial use and resistance.
Foot and mouth disease
Foot-and-mouth disease, widely known as FMD, is a severe, highly contagious viral disease and a worldwide concern.
Global food security
The AVMA supports the promotion of the veterinarian’s role in achieving global food security through the establishment of public and private…
Antimicrobial stewardship definition and core principles
The following principles can be used to develop antimicrobial stewardship plans in any veterinary practice setting.
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…
Telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications regarding a patient's clinical health…
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the global control of canine rabies
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the global control of canine rabies.
Model bill and regulations to assure appropriate care for dogs intended for use as Pets
Model Bill and Regulations to Assure Appropriate Care for Dogs Intended for Use as Pets
National surveillance for zoonotic infectious diseases
AVMA policy on surveillance for zoonotic infectious diseases.