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…
Animal welfare, health policies updated
Animals used in pre-college education should not be subjected to uses that cause any pain, an updated AVMA policy states.
State veterinarians, epidemiologists advocate restrictions on wildlife trade
The National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists have
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.
Pandemic prevention program ending after 10 years
USAID Predict led virus discovery, health training, risk education
Animal sentinels sounding the alert
Veterinarians are accustomed to protecting animal health, but in some instances, animals end up protecting human health.
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
Guidance on Ebola and pets offers background, protocols
If or when another dog owner in the United States becomes ill with Ebola, health officials will be able to turn to recommendations
The AVMA recognizes the pressing need for effective actions to ensure the future health of aquatic animals and ecosystems
1965 - 1975
The period of 1965-1975 could be characterized as a time when part of the foundation for the present-day one-health initiative was laid,
Dunham appointed to National Academies board
The board is the major program unit of the National Academies responsible for organizing and overseeing studies on agriculture, forestry, fisheries,…
Vital funding for lab network added to Farm Bill
Legislation authorizing what the AVMA believes to be much-needed funding for a national laboratory network safeguarding animal and
The CDC is warning people not to cuddle hedgehogs, National Dog Bite Prevention Week is coming up in April, and more
Letters to Governors regarding ownership of wild animals
On October 19, 2011, fifty-six (56) wild animals were set loose from their cages by the owner of a private farm in Zanesville, Ohio prior to his…
AAVMC recognizes excellence in academic veterinary medicine
The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges recognized the 2016 recipients of five awards during its Annual Conference March 4-6
AVMA considers revising policy on feral cats
The AVMA is considering revisions to its policy on “Free-roaming Abandoned and Feral Cats” in hopes of building consensus among stakeholders.
California rises from the ashes again
In 2018, California faced its most destructive year of fires.
Environment chair sees strong veterinary connection
Dr. Karyn Bischoff chairs the AVMA Committee on Environmental Issues. She is a veterinary toxicologist and a senior
First veterinarian chosen as TED fellow
To be a TED fellow, you must be recognized as a rising star in your field, someone who offers a novel approach to addressing
Finding viruses, identifying risks
Dennis Carroll, PhD, said identifying and cataloging the estimated half-million viruses with zoonotic potential would cost less than
Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, said the world is ill-prepared for a sustained pandemic, and a severe one could kill tens of millions of people.
AVMA revises policy on feral cats to encourage collaboration
The AVMA has revised its policy on “Free-roaming Abandoned and Feral Cats” to encourage collaboration among veterinarians, humane
1955 - 1965
The late 1950s and early 1960s saw a flurry of technological and sociological changes in the United States.
Baylisascaris monograph available from USGS
Baylisascaris monograph was recently published through the U.S. Geological Survey.