Council on Public Health
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A passion for public health
Veterinary schools engage veterinarians, physicians, and students in the dialogue
U.S. Public Health Service honors 19 veterinarians
The U.S. Public Health Service honored 19 veterinary officers whose work has helped protect people from disease.
Veterinary opportunities in CDC public health training programs
The AVMA supports the continued participation of veterinarians in CDC’s public health training programs.
Veterinarians, public health professionals break down silos
Symposium fuels collaboration between veterinary colleges, public health schools
Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine Continuing Education
Veterinary medicine is the only profession that routinely operates at the interface of human and animal health.
Infectious disease center increases public health impact
The Department of Health and Human Services recently announced the reorganization of the Coordinating Center for Infectious
AVMA Public Service Award
The Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine will make the final selection for the AVMA Public Service Award.
AVMA Public Service Award
This award honors an AVMA member veterinarian for outstanding public service or unusual contributions to public health and regulatory veterinary…
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
Environment: the bedrock of one health
At first glance, veterinarians' role in environmental health is less apparent than their role in the other two legs of the one-health triad.
Stop Smoking – For Your Health and Your Pets’ Health
You don’t need us to tell you the harm that smoking can do to your body, or the risks posed to children and others from secondhand smoke. But perhaps…
Harmonization of aquatic animal health programs
The AVMA considers it to the benefit of aquatic animals, public health, seafood safety, and the environment, to encourage and work with all entities.…
Environmental responsibility is a One Health issue
The AVMA supports environmental responsibility
Aquatic animal health and disease regulations*
Uniform and standardized approaches to formulating and implementing state, national and international regulations optimizing the health of aquatic…
AVMA Support of Comparative Medicine Programs at the National Institutes of Health
The AVMA strongly supports and affirms the recognition by the National Institutes Health (NIH) of the role of veterinarians as scientists, educators,…
Addressing the role of veterinary medicine in human health care following catastrophes involving mass human casualty
Veterinarians are increasingly serving an integral role in emergency and disaster response and management.
Senate passes veterinary workforce expansion act
A modified version of the Veterinary Public Health Workforce Expansion Act passed the Senate July 23 as an amendment
On a mission in Iraq, Afghanistan
From providing working dogs with veterinary care to acting as a small public health department, numerous veterinarians with the
Tuberculosis Eradication in Cattle and Cervids
The AVMA encourages the USDA to continue to partner with state animal health officials, federal and state animal public health officials, the cattle…
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…
Triage follows deep cuts
Public health departments, battered by budget cuts, are reducing services and employing fewer people, including veterinarians.
U.S. Government Agencies and Global Veterinary Medicine
The United States government works with its counterparts around the world to ensure a secure U.S. food supply and robust public and environmental…
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
AVMA statement on veterinarians in aquatic animal medicine
Veterinarians in the United States provide animal and public health care (i.e. diagnose disease, perform surgery, evaluate and recommend management…