Veterinarian named in settlement over human knee surgeries
The University of Missouri reportedly agreed to pay $16.2 million to settle several lawsuits earlier this year over a knee surgery procedure developed…
Gawande: Medical discoveries aren’t enough, need more patients to benefit from them
Atul Gawande, MD, is delivering the AVMA Virtual Convention 2021 keynote speech, “Cowboys and pit crews with Atul Gawande, MD,” at noon CDT Friday.…
Friday’s events at AVMA Virtual Convention 2021 include the keynote from Atul Gawande, Meet-The-Experts Round table, and more.
AVMA Award bestowed on Gregory S. Hammer, 2007-08 AVMA president
Dr. Gregory S. Hammer, a Delaware-based small animal practitioner and 2007-08 AVMA president, received The AVMA Award for contributions to the…
Finally, some respect for pet cats
Cats are having a moment, if you will. Data show veterinary visits by cat-owning millennials are on the rise and, in turn, so are feline-specific…
New listings in AVMA Animal Health Studies Database
Below are some of the new listings of veterinary clinical studies in the AVMA Animal Health Studies Database.
Dr. Steven Budsberg named recipient of 2021 AVMA Career Achievement in Canine Research Award
Dr. Steven Budsberg, professor of orthopedic surgery at University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, is the winner of the 2021 AVMA Career…
AAFP releases updated guidelines on care of senior cats
The updated Feline Senior Care Guidelines from the American Association of Feline Practitioners cover emerging advances in feline medicine with…
Surgery or procedures performed on show animals
The AVMA recommends that surgery for the correction of an injury not be grounds for disqualification of an animal from shows and obedience trials,.
Helping children cope with surgery
When three-year-old Sammy Hoover left a hospital in Georgia after a surgery, he had a companion with him—a stuffed animal puppy.
Dental surgery position statement approved
The AVMA has adopted a new position statement regarding dental surgery
Will nonrecovery surgery courses survive?
Will nonrecovery surgery courses survive? SUSAN C. KAHLER Many veterinary educators persist in their belief…
MSU veterinary college ends nonsurvival surgeries
Starting this fall, Michigan State University veterinary students beginning their surgical education will no longer train on dogs
Charity closes amid complaints of surgeries performed by nonveterinarians
An Atlanta-based charity that performed orthopedic surgeries on stray animals has shuttered following complaints from Georgia veterinarians that…
New recommendations for feline spay/neuter surgery
The AVMA Board of Directors has endorsed a document recommending that cats not intended for breeding be gonadectomized prior to five months of age.…
Drug approved for pain relief after dog knee surgery
The Food and Drug Administration approved in August a drug for local pain relief in dogs following knee surgery.
Veterinarian hospitalized 104 days because of COVID-19, complications
Dr. David Fell had to relearn basic tasks such as walking and sitting up after contracting COVID-19 this past November. Despite his long road to…
Obituaries in the August 1, 2021 Journal of the AVMA
Denver Zoo opens new animal hospital to visitors
The Denver Zoo opened the new Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Animal Hospital to zoo visitors in June.
Ohio State alumni honored
The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine recognized several Distinguished Alumni at a virtual ceremony on May 7.
Two cats injured in wildfire go home six months later
Extensive care provided at the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine over six months saved a pair of cats burned in a wildfire.…
Fortier picked as next AVMA editor-in-chief
Dr. Lisa Fortier will join the AVMA staff as the 15th editor-in-chief of the Association’s journals and director of the Publications Division,…
Horse racing safety authority members announced
Several equine veterinarians were named as members of the recently created Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s board of directors and…
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Ableism in veterinary medicine
Veterinary colleges have made efforts to reduce barriers for people with disabilities in veterinary education, but discrimination against and a lack…