Convention-goers get a peek at DC Public Health Lab
U.S. Public Health Service honors 19
The U.S. Public Health Service honored 19 veterinarians for their work in emergencies and health campaigns.
Veterinary public health fellowship in the works
Throughout her career, Dr. Marguerite Pappaioanou has studied and applied the interconnectedness of human and animal health
Congressmen call for public health coordination amid coronavirus outbreak
As coronavirus infections spread, veterinarians in Congress stress that the outbreak shows the need for coordinated health planning among federal…
Compendium of measures to prevent disease associated with animals in public settings
The AVMA endorses 2017 Compendium of Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Settings promulgated by the NASPHV
Coronavirus research funds cut over ties to Chinese lab
A nonprofit research organization that warned of a coming coronavirus pandemic saw its National Institutes of Health funding pulled because of its…
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,…
What do you need to know about coronavirus?
The new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has public health officials on high alert across the United States. The AVMA is collecting information about…
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…
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.
Finding risks in a flood of genetic data
Faster, cheaper genome sequencing is helping public health researchers identify the risks of drug resistance and medical treatment failure.
Training in foreign and emerging animal diseases
To protect public health, animal health, and food production, it is essential that all veterinarians are adequately prepared to recognize foreign…
CDC confers Steele award on Buttke
Lt. Cmdr. Danielle Buttke (Cornell ‘09) received the 2014 James H. Steele Veterinary Public Health Award
Triage follows deep cuts
Public health departments, battered by budget cuts, are reducing services and employing fewer people, including veterinarians.
West Nile outbreak on track to being worst in US history
By early September, public health officials had declared this year’s outbreak of West Nile was shaping up to be the worst since the flavivirus
Human-to-animal COVID-19 spread not common
Positive test results for the COVID-19 virus in a small number of animals have drawn a large amount of attention. Still, current evidence indicates…
Spike protein may contain key weaknesses in COVID-19 virus
Gary Whittaker, PhD, is leading a group of laboratories studying the COVID-19 virus in hopes of developing therapeutics or vaccines. He is among…
Pandemic prevention program ending after 10 years
USAID Predict led virus discovery, health training, risk education
Robertson Hale promoted by FSIS
This past October, Dr. Kis Robertson Hale was appointed deputy assistant administrator for the Office of Public
Epidemics investigated at Smithsonian exhibition
The public will get a better sense of the factors that contribute to infectious disease epidemics in a new exhibition at the Smithsonian
Animal sentinels sounding the alert
Veterinarians are accustomed to protecting animal health, but in some instances, animals end up protecting human health.
AVMA is committed to helping the veterinary community through the COVID-19 pandemic. Get actionable information on PPE, implementing social distancing…
Can veterinarians prevent the next pandemic?
The COVID-19 pandemic marks the third novel coronavirus outbreak of the 21st century. Unlike the viruses that cause severe acute respiratory syndrome…
The CDC for wildlife
Established in 1975, the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center is at the forefront of wildlife health research for
The American Horse Council and American Association of Equine Practitioners, along with state and federal health officials, are