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.…
MSU veterinary college ends nonsurvival surgeries
Starting this fall, Michigan State University veterinary students beginning their surgical education will no longer train on dogs
Continuing education: Gonadectomy in dogs and cats
Online veterinary CE credit: The science of gonadectomy affects theriogenology, shelter and internal medicine, behavior, surgery, oncology, private…
The spay/neuter conversation, at Convention and beyond
Pet owners have ready access to diverse opinions online about spaying and neutering, and look to their veterinarian to provide a recommendation that’s…
Study finds fingernail length, not nail polish, increases bacterial counts
Nail polish does not increase bacterial counts, but nail length does, according to a study of surgical personnel at a veterinary teaching hospital.
Owners of brachycephalic dogs are a complicated lot
Most owners of Pugs, French Bulldogs, and Bulldogs believe their dog to be in very good health or the best health possible despite
'We do one thing, and one thing only'
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' Spay/Neuter Alliance is working to reduce the number of unwanted animals by
New York becomes first state to outlaw cat declawing
Over the objections of many in the veterinary community, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on July 22 making the Empire State the first…
Novel pain assessment developed for horses
European researchers provide a new approach to assessing pain in horses on the basis of a standardized scale of facial expressions
Declawing of domestic cats
Declawing of domestic cats should be considered only after attempts have been made to prevent the cat from using its claws destructively or when its…
Microchipping of animals
This page provides background information on microchipping of animals.
AVMA presents Excellence Awards for 2019
During AVMA Convention 2019 this August in Washington, D.C., a number of individuals received AVMA Excellence Awards for contributions in areas such…
Finding perspective on outdoor cats
“You probably came to this talk and expected me to just say, ‘Kill all the cats,’ right?” asked Dr. Renée Schott, medical director at the Wildlife…
AVMA deliberates on breed standards, devocalization
A resolution submitted to the House of Delegates calls for the AVMA to help develop healthier breed standards for purebred dogs and cats; another…
In Puerto Rico, time measured before and after Maria
The wrath of Maria, one of the worst natural disasters to strike Puerto Rico, disrupted life on the island for months afterward.
Association offers handout on cat declawing
The AVMA has created a handout for cat owners who are considering having their cats declawed, in hopes of helping veterinarians connect with
The path from a polydactyl cat to the AAFP presidency
Even though her family could not afford to go to a veterinarian, Dr. Apryl Steele decided at a very young age that she wanted to be one.
AVMA adjusts declaw, antimicrobial policies
AVMA policy now states that cat owners should be able to decide whether to seek an onychectomy for their cats
Elective spaying and neutering of pets
As we learn more about spaying and neutering (gonadectomy), veterinarians must balance societal benefits with risks and benefits to pets and owners.
Declaw... or not?
Important considerations for veterinarians and pet owners when deciding whether declawing of domestic cats is appropriate.
Study looks at how veterinarians cope with patient death
A study has looked at the stated thoughts and reactions of veterinarians who work in shelters and spay-neuter clinics
AAFP president wants culture change towards cats
The American Association of Feline Practitioners is one of the organizations leading a culture change toward cats,
1945 - 1955
With the end of World War II, “Thousands of people, particularly those in the medical profession, are returning to civil life
Georgia alumni recognized for contributions
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine recently recognized five alumni for service to the college and the veterinary
Board takes on topics across breadth of profession
The AVMA Board of Directors, while meeting June 20-21 in Washington, D.C., took on topics across the breadth of the profession, including