Commissioned Corps honors veterinarians who protected public health
The U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps honored three veterinarians for work to protect and improve 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…
Jones promoted to rear admiral in Public Health Service
Dr. Jones is believed to be the first black female veterinarian in the USPHS to achieve this rank, which is equivalent to the rank of brigadier…
Public Health Service veterinarians work to protect people during pandemic
As people returned to the U.S. from cities with COVID-19 outbreaks, federal veterinarians helped protect them and the communities where they arrived.…
Ecosystem health is the goal of Envirovet
This June, the Envirovet Summer Institute will welcome the latest class of veterinarians and veterinary students who will learn how their
One Health legislation: The need is clear
As discussions about another economic stimulus package continue, attention also is focused on public health matters – including the importance of One…
Military veterinarians focus on 'one health' at symposium
posted September 1, 2008 Dr. Gregory S. Hammer, AVMA 2007-2008 president; Dr. Ron …
European event advocates one health, prevention
During Europe's first veterinary week, animal health officials got the word out on the issue of animal disease outbreaks and their impact on
AVMA and partners host congressional briefings on One Health
The One Health concept gained ground in Washington when the AVMA and other groups hosted a pair of Capitol Hill briefings on its importance in…
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…
Senate designates January ‘National One Health Awareness Month’
The resolution sponsor, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, said she hopes it draws attention to the topic.
Brakke study: Pet health product sales migrate to online sources
About 31% of pet owners are sourcing at least some of their pet health products online, according to a new study from Brakke Consulting Inc.
FDA issues booklet reviewing information on animal health care needs
posted September 1, 2008 The Center for Veterinary Medicine within the Food and Drug Administration…
AVMA Convention canceled because of pandemic
AVMA Convention 2020 in San Diego has been canceled by the AVMA Board of Directors because of public health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Veterinarians have been volunteering in a variety of ways to support public health and each other during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Testing animals for SARS-CoV-2
The AVMA does not recommend routine testing of animals for COVID-19. Because the situation is ever-evolving, public and animal health officials may…
Veterinarians protect people, animals, and society
When people think of veterinarians, they usually think of doctors for animals, but veterinary medicine also crosses over into public health.
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…
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…
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…
Practicing veterinary medicine during COVID-19
Learn about practicing veterinary medicine during COVID-19, including employer obligations and liability.
Zoos, aquariums keep animals engaged during closures
Zoos and aquariums across the U.S. have closed their doors to follow physical-distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 outbreak, so the animals…
Infection prevention and control
Social distancing as well as proper cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation measures can help prevent and control COVID-19 infection.
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,…
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…