CVTEA accreditation policies and procedures
Appendix I – Accreditation standards and guidelines for interpretation - Last update to this section: August 2022
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…
Jennifer Quammen, DVM
AVMA Vice President 2022-2024: Jennifer Quammen, DVM
In Memory – Aug 4, 2022
Veterinarian obituaries in the “In Memory” section of the Journal of the AVMA, Aug 4, 2022
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…
MSU veterinary college ends nonsurvival surgeries
Starting this fall, Michigan State University veterinary students beginning their surgical education will no longer train on dogs euthanized at the…
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…
Turn to creative scheduling for hiring and retention, social media for recruiting
Dr. Tannetje’ Crocker spoke on “Creative Scheduling in Your Practice” Saturday morning at AVMA Convention 2022 in Philadelphia. She was then joined by…
AVMA, Merck Animal Health and Hill’s Pet Nutrition join The Street Dog Coalition to offer free veterinary clinic for the pets of people experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA (July 31, 2022) — Pet owners in Philadelphia experiencing homelessness will be able to receive free veterinary examinations for their…
Alabama VMA – June 1-5, 2022
The Alabama VMA held its annual meeting at the Emerald Coast Veterinary Conference from June 1-5 in Miramar Beach, Florida. The ALVMA presented awards…
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.
Firm’s ‘anticompetitive acquisition’ of veterinary clinics prompts FTC actions
Federal authorities are making a private equity firm divest veterinary clinics in six locations to complete its proposed acquisition of two…
The first veterinary technology program in the U.S.
State University of New York-Delhi established the first veterinary technology program in the U.S. in 1961.
Veterinarians practicing aquatic animal medicine
The practice of veterinary medicine encompasses aquatic animals, including aquatic livestock and pets. Aquatic animal veterinarians in the United…
The backbone of veterinary technology for 50 years
This July, the AVMA Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The CVTEA accredits educational…
Harbor seal aided by noninvasive kidney stone treatment
A harbor seal at the Vancouver Aquarium became one of the early patients for a noninvasive kidney stone treatment that could help humans and animals.
An inside look at accreditation of veterinary technology programs
The AVMA Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities requires that graduates of CVTEA–accredited veterinary technology programs are…
Urogenital health: Don’t miss this special JAVMA supplemental issue
JAVMA’s latest supplemental issue delivers clinically important research on urinary and reproductive health to help clinicians provide the best…
Giving reptiles and amphibians the best medicine
Advances in herptile husbandry, nutrition, and medicine have greatly improved the health and welfare of pet reptiles and amphibians. And they appear…
AAHA updates guidelines on pain management in dogs and cats
The new guidelines on pain management in dogs and cats from the American Animal Hospital Association include discussion of proactive and multimodal…
In Memory - May 12, 2022
Veterinarian obituaries in the “In Memory” section of the Journal of the AVMA, May 12, 2022
American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges – March 3, 2022
The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges held its annual conference and Iverson Bell Symposium from March 3-5 in Washington, D.C. The…