USDA awards $7M for loan repayment to address shortage areas
The Department of Agriculture announced in late November that 74 food animal and public health veterinarians will receive educational loan assistance
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…
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…
Report outlines barriers to accessing veterinary care, possible solutions
One out of four pet owners experiences barriers to obtaining veterinary care, and the primary obstacle for all pet owners seeking any type of care is…
Antimicrobial sales decline on farms
In 2017, livestock industries bought one-third less of antimicrobials in the same drug classes as those given to people,
Model practice act referred, bylaws amendments passed
The AVMA House of Delegates deliberated on bylaws amendments and other proposals during its regular winter session
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…
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Take our survey to strengthen AVMA’s advocacy Veterinarians across the nation serve as trusted community leaders with important local connections to…
Registration is open for AVMA Convention 2019
Registration is now open for AVMA Convention 2019, and this is an event we’re sure you won’t want to miss. Join thousands of your colleagues and…
The CDC is warning people not to cuddle hedgehogs, National Dog Bite Prevention Week is coming up in April, and more
Federal veterinarians reflect on career choice following government shutdown
Over a thousand veterinarians work for the federal government, and they all felt the effects of the government shutdown in late 2018 and early 2019.
Animal health groups ask Congress to preserve Public Service Loan Forgiveness
125 animal health groups, led by the American Veterinary Medical Association, submitted a letter asking Congress to protect Public Service Loan…
March webinars: Spotlight on public and economic health
Veterinarians are involved in a broad spectrum of industries, disciplines, and specialties that make up veterinary medicine: private and corporate…
U.S. Public Health Service honors 19
The U.S. Public Health Service honored 19 veterinarians for their work in emergencies and health campaigns.
At your service
Dr. Brown talks about these and other developments, including telemedicine, veterinary technician utilization, and access to care, in the following…
Public health careers on display for veterinary students at CDC event
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted the 2019 Veterinary Student Day seminar Jan. 13-14 at its headquarters in Atlanta.
AVMA applauds introduction of bill to address rural veterinary shortages
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) welcomes today’s re-introduction of the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act…
Dr. René A. Carlson, 1954-2019
Veterinary leaders are mourning the death of Dr. René A. Carlson, a small animal veterinarian from Wisconsin
Schultz honored for immunology research
More than 500 scientists from around the world attended the 99th annual Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases,
The Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is seeking public comment on proposed updates to Animal Welfare Act…
Army Veterinary Corps gets new leader
Col. Steven Greiner will serve as the next chief of the Army Veterinary Corps.
FDA open to possibility of legalizing some cannabis products
The FDA plan features a public hearing set for May 31 to gather stakeholder input.
States shift from travel health form with no one clear alternative
Fulfilling requests from clients for health forms for their pets when travelling domestically may not be as simple as it used to be
Rural veterinary care bill introduced in House
AVMA President Dr. John de Jong released the following statement in response to today’s introduction of the VMLRP Enhancement Act.
Cannabis, Cannabis-Derived, and Cannabis-Related Products: Regulatory Status FAQ
Frequently asked questions about the regulatory status of cannabis, cannabis-derived, and cannabis-related products in veterinary medicine