Pandemic takes global toll on profession
Dr. Carol Liew, a veterinarian in Singapore, described the COVID-19 pandemic as turning the world upside down, “posing one of the greatest challenges…
Environmental health focus of this year’s Global Health Summit
Experts in several areas will discuss environmental health issues during the Global Health Summit at the AVMA Virtual Convention 2020
New school year brings hybrid curriculum
JAVMA News spoke with several veterinary college deans about how they plan to educate students this coming fall in the face of safety, health, and…
Veterinarians and beekeepers: An arranged marriage
Veterinarians are still working to gain the trust of beekeepers in the wake of a federal rule that went into effect in 2017 bringing veterinarians and…
US to miss foodborne disease reduction goals
Numbers of confirmed illnesses in humans resulting from common foodborne pathogens have risen or remained level for several years, putting the U.S. on…
Wild horse, burro program starts fertility control trials, sees adoption high
Adoptions and sales of wild horses and burros through the Wild Horse and Burro Program have reached a 15-year high, according to the Bureau of Land…
Bill aims to improve dog importation process
Legislation recently introduced by the three veterinarians in Congress would give new tools and authority to the federal government to monitor and…
Dutch officials indicate it is ‘plausible’ that minks may have infected humans with COVID-19 virus
The Netherlands has ordered a cull of all minks on farms identified as infected with SARS-CoV-2 over concerns the animals could be a potential…
Key research articles related to SARS-CoV-2 in non-human animals
Read an in-depth summary of key research articles related to SARS-CoV-2 in non-human animals.
AVMA COE may add dentistry to required curriculum
Public comment on the proposal is due July 1, 2020.
Coronavirus research funds cut over ties to Chinese lab
On April 24, the NIH informed the New York–based EcoHealth Alliance it was revoking the $3.7 million research grant on account of the alliance’s ties…
Veterinary labs continue to support COVID-19 testing
Twenty-seven facilities that are part of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network are capable of testing for SARS-CoV-2 in animals. Of those,…
NVSL reports SARS-CoV-2 test results on Pug
Tests conducted by the USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) were unable to verify SARS-CoV-2 infection in a pet Pug in North…
Veterinarians have been volunteering in a variety of ways to support public health and each other during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Veterinarian-sponsored dog importation bill introduced in Congress
This week, the Healthy Dog Importation Act was introduced in Congress to ensure that all dogs entering the country are healthy and not at risk to…
COVID-19 impact on veterinary practices
Veterinary practices have pivoted quickly under COVID-19 to ensure patients continue receiving essential veterinary care while enacting new safety…
In-depth SARS-CoV-2 animal infection report
Read an in-depth summary of reports of naturally acquired SARS-CoV-2 infections in domestic animals and farmed or captive wildlife.
HEROES stimulus legislation introduced in House
On May 12, the House Majority released a COVID-19 stimulus package called the “Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act,” or the…
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.
Animal health laboratories aid testing for COVID-19 in people
Veterinary diagnostic laboratories are helping overwhelmed public health laboratories identify COVID-19 in people. One—the Oklahoma Animal Disease…
Though COVID-19 cases rare in pets, testing is available
Veterinarians can test for the COVID-19 virus in animals, but whether and when they should still remain issues. At press time in late April, only a…
FDA: Ivermectin not approved for COVID-19 treatment
The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning in early April that ivermectin, an antiparasitic drug, should not be used in the treatment of the…
Equine veterinarian runs for governor in North Dakota
She describes herself as an independent who combines the good ideas of the Democratic and Republican parties into a platform unique to North Dakota,…
National Academies of Practice accepts fellows, member
The National Academies of Practice, an interdisciplinary organization of health care practitioners and scholars, accepted Drs. Amara H. Estrada and…