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Jul 10, 2017, 11:08 ET Dr. Kent McClure joins the AVMA to lead advocacy efforts

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Kent McClure has joined our team as Chief of Governmental...


May 05, 2017, 08:17 ET 7 ways to love your pet this National Pet Week®

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) invites pet owners across the country to join in a week-long celebration of their furry, scaly,...


Apr 28, 2017, 13:54 ET AVMA leads veterinary fight against antimicrobial resistance during World Veterinary Day April 29, 2017

In celebration of the World Veterinary Day 2017 theme "Antimicrobial Resistance – from Awareness to Action," the American Veterinary Medical...


Apr 06, 2017, 16:19 ET AVMA behavior expert demonstrates top ways to keep children and community members free from dog bites

There are more than 77 million good dogs in the United States, but even the gentlest dog can bite. The American Veterinary Medical...


Mar 31, 2017, 16:50 ET AVMA welcomes introduction of legislation to stop abuse of horses

The AVMA applauds U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho's (R-Fla.) introduction of the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (H.R. 1847). This bill aims to provide a...


Mar 08, 2017, 14:41 ET IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE: National Dog Bite Prevention Week has moved to April 9-15

The National Dog Bite Prevention Week Coalition announced a permanent change of dates for the American Veterinary Medical Association's long...


Mar 02, 2017, 16:13 ET AVMA applauds introduction of bill to increase access to veterinary care in underserved areas

The AVMA welcomes the introduction of S. 487, the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act (VMLRPEA), by Senators Mike Crapo...


Jan 14, 2017, 13:52 ET Nation's veterinarians approve new policy on inherited disorders

At its 2017 Winter Session today, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) House of Delegates (HOD) approved a new policy on inherited...


Dec 13, 2016, 10:10 ET Santa's reindeer cleared for flight after annual veterinary exam

Following a thorough veterinary exam at the North Pole, Rudolph and all of the other reindeer have been given the green light to guide Santa's...


Nov 03, 2016, 08:00 ET American Veterinary Medical Association and American Academy of Pediatrics issue joint statement on value of professional collaboration

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced the adoption of a joint statement: The Value...


Oct 25, 2016, 09:39 ET Want to survive the zombie apocalypse? Tag along with a veterinarian, AVMA says

With Halloween less than a week away and The Walking Dead back on the air for its seventh season, zombies are back on people's (delicious) brains....


Sep 27, 2016, 17:46 ET On World Rabies Day, AVMA provides tips to keep people, pets safe from deadly virus

 The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of World Rabies Day on September 28 by urging the...


Sep 07, 2016, 11:53 ET With risk factors high, AVMA shares wellness resources for veterinarians during National Suicide Prevention Week

Veterinarians face unique challenges in their jobs, and the rates of suicide and depression are unusually high in the veterinary profession. During...


Aug 26, 2016, 19:14 ET AVMA and AAEP Oppose Industry Efforts to stall Proposed Rule to Enforce Horse Protection Act

 The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) hand delivered a joint letter...


Aug 14, 2016, 20:46 ET Are Your Cat's Stats Up to Date? Is Your Chocolate Lab Chipped? August 15 is National Check the Chip Day

 Statistics show that one in three pets will become lost at some point during their lives…but cats and dogs with registered microchips...


Aug 11, 2016, 15:47 ET Janet Donlin named executive vice president/chief executive officer of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Dr. Janet Donlin has been named executive vice president/chief executive officer of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Donlin will...


Aug 09, 2016, 13:02 ET Veterinarians Called on at Annual Convention to Pay it Forward When It Comes to Creating Well-Mannered Pets

 He may be a newly minted, fresh-faced veterinarian at an animal hospital that serves the tiniest of towns, but that veterinarian has a voice,...


Aug 09, 2016, 12:42 ET CDC Responding to Zika Virus in United States; Expert to Speak at American Veterinary Medical Association Convention

As the number of Zika-infected patients keeps rising in the United States and its territories, so do the concerns. "We are focused on and frankly...


Aug 09, 2016, 12:32 ET One Health Gearing Up to Battle the most "Wicked Problems" in our Universe

 Envision our world as three circles representing people, animals, and the environment. At the moment, these separate shapes only slightly...


Aug 09, 2016, 12:08 ET Genetic Testing for Pets Quickly Catching up to Its Human Counterpart

In a timeframe perhaps not too far away, veterinarians will be able to tell a client how likely his dog is to develop heart disease, allergies or...


Aug 08, 2016, 15:06 ET America not chickening out on backyard poultry

Whether it's eating locally, getting back to a simpler time of life or just wanting to know where the food on the dinner plate is coming from,...


Aug 08, 2016, 13:34 ET Winning the Battle over Canine Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Canine GI Joes and Janes have been instrumental in military efforts since World War I. Although the number of tough, furry soldiers deployed in...


Aug 07, 2016, 15:27 ET To Bee or Not to Bee…That Is the Question Posed to Today's Veterinarians

 Honey bees may not provide unconditional love, nor will they assist in any rescue efforts. These animals, however, share the same need for...


Jul 22, 2016, 11:27 ET Pokemon-Going for a walk with your dogs? 5 steps to keep them safe

With the recent release of Pokemon Go, many people are spending more time outdoors, walking and exploring neighborhoods while playing the game....


May 11, 2016, 12:57 ET Veterinarians: Active supervision, understanding dog's body language key to preventing bites

 With 4.5 million Americans bitten by dogs annually, a record number of attacks on letter carriers and soaring insurance claims, it is clear...