AVMA: “Doggie breath” could be a sign of serious disease
Does your sweet pet have sour breath? That odor from your pet’s mouth could signify a serious health risk that could lead to additional problems.
Wellbeing resources for veterinary professionals
The wellbeing of veterinary professionals is one of the most important issues facing our profession, and a key focus of the AVMA. We have many…
Shelter veterinarians update care guidelines
The latest iteration of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ standard-of-care guidelines updates the original 12-year-old document and includes…
Dr. Julie Ducoté argues that moving to a culture of well-being will help the veterinary industry. To prove it, she started in the most logical place:…
Wellbeing Summit CE Certificate
AVMA Convention - Wellbeing
Assess your wellbeing
The Professional Quality of Life assessment measures negative and positive effects of helping others who experience suffering and trauma.
Other wellbeing resources
This page contains links to websites that were created and are maintained by other organizations. The AVMA has included these links because we think…
Convention sessions center on well-being
Presentations on well-being, stress, and thriving in practice will be offered throughout AVMA Virtual Convention 2021, scheduled for July 29-Aug. 1.
AAHA releases new guidelines on care of senior dogs, cats
The American Animal Hospital Association has released the 2023 AAHA Senior Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats to support veterinary teams in their care…
Chart of the Month: Practice ownership is linked to wellbeing
Have you ever thought about becoming your own boss? Owning your own practice has numerous benefits—including some that might have slipped your…
Start 2022 with a commitment to wellbeing
With demand straining capacity at many practices and COVID-19 continuing to pose challenges, here are five ways to prioritize wellbeing in 2022.
Help us put the “we” in wellbeing
Veterinary wellbeing is a shared responsibility. Individuals, practice teams and owners, and organizations such as the AVMA all have important roles…
Setting up a workplace wellbeing program
Mental health and wellbeing are vital concerns for veterinary medicine. Everyone has a role in improving the wellbeing of the veterinary team.
Turn to AVMA and others for resources to improve workplace culture
Veterinary practices looking to improve their workplace culture need look no further than the AVMA and other organizations, which offer a wealth of…
AVMA provides updates on workforce, well-being, advocacy
Key areas highlighted during leadership conference
VMX features second well-being study
Merck Animal Health released the results of the second Merck Animal Health Veterinarian Wellbeing Study during the 2020 Veterinary Meeting & Expo.…
Prioritizing well-being at the institutional level
Self-care can only do so much for individuals in a toxic environment
AVMA creates new cyberbullying resources for veterinarians with educational grant from Banfield Pet Hospital
New resources to help veterinarians effectively counter and recover from cyberbullying attacks were recently unveiled at the AVMA's Veterinary…
AVMA offers well-being, suicide prevention resources
The AVMA has been doing a lot of work with an emphasis on well-being—both public facing and behind the scenes—on behalf of veterinary professionals…
Physical health impacts mental wellbeing
Physical health and mental wellbeing are inextricably related. The physical challenges of a veterinarian's work make this even more important.
Idea of midlevel practitioner rejected in favor of better support, engagement of credentialed veterinary technicians
Many members of the AVMA House of Delegates who spoke at the HOD’s Veterinary Information Forum and during an HOD committee meeting said that…
Congress approves development of national One Health coordination plan, other veterinary funding priorities
Language supported by the AVMA in new legislation will coordinate federal activities aimed at combating zoonotic disease outbreaks. The measure was…
New tools help the profession combat cyberbullying
Now available to the entire veterinary profession, AVMA’s reputation management toolkit offers resources to help manage your online reputation and…
Updated and improved: Workplace wellbeing certificate
One of the most popular learning programs on AVMA Axon just got better. The Workplace Wellbeing Certificate Program has been updated for 2020 with…