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May 01, 2015, 20:52 ET

Your pet and your vet: Thank them both during National Pet Week

Pets provide us with love, joy, comfort and companionship. To celebrate our pets during National Pet Week (May 3-9), the American Veterinary...

Apr 20, 2015, 16:32 ET

AVMA Judicial Council to review complaints against Texas veterinarian accused of killing cat with bow and arrow

 On Friday, April 17, the image of a veterinarian posing with a cat she claimed to have shot with a bow and arrow quickly went viral and led to...

Apr 17, 2015, 17:50 ET
AVMA President, Dr. Ted Cohn discusses why cats don't go to the vet on Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr. airing on the  Discovery Channel Monday, April 20, at 7:30 a.m. EST/PST and 6:30 a.m. CST.

Colorado veterinarian and AVMA President Dr. Ted Cohn included in upcoming episode of Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr.

Monday's episode of Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr. airing on the Discovery Channel will explore feline behavior, the value of veterinary care...

Feb 18, 2015, 08:19 ET

AVMA: Anti-vaccination movement a risk to pet health

The anti-vaccination movement not only threatens human health—as shown in the recent U.S. measles outbreak—but, according to the...

Feb 04, 2015, 11:57 ET
Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem for pets, with most dogs and cats showing some evidence of periodontal disease by the age of three.

AVMA: "Doggie breath" could be a sign of serious disease

Does your sweet pet have sour breath? That odor coming from your pet's mouth could be more than a nuisance; it could signify a serious health risk...

Jan 06, 2015, 13:46 ET

Once bitten: Study may give hope to pets with out-of-date rabies vaccine that are exposed to virus

A tragic decision was forced on a loving dog owner when her pet was bitten by a rabid skunk. Because the dog was only days overdue for its rabies...

Dec 12, 2014, 11:31 ET

Santa's veterinarian gives reindeer green light for Christmas flight

Following a health checkup at the North Pole, Santa's veterinarian has given the green light to Rudolph's red nose and the rest of the reindeer...

Dec 08, 2014, 12:47 ET

Want to reduce dog bites? Don't focus on the breed, says the AVMA

Across the country, some communities have attempted to reduce the incidence of dog bites by enacting breed-specific legislation that bans the...

Nov 12, 2014, 12:17 ET
Photo Credit: U.S. DoD, Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall, Jr.

Guidance issued to help states handle Ebola exposure in pets

Following weeks of collaborating with public health agencies and experts from around the country, The American Veterinary Medical Association...

Nov 05, 2014, 10:00 ET

Public Universities & Veterinary Medical Colleges Groups Announce Creation of Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture

 The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) today...

Oct 21, 2014, 12:35 ET
Pets--like people--can experience arthritis as they age and their cartilage breaks down, says veterinarian Tony Kremer.

Arthritis in pets can be painful, but it's also manageable

It's normal for our dogs and cats to slow down a bit as they age. But when they begin having difficulty walking or even lowering their heads to...

Oct 17, 2014, 14:27 ET

Ebola and pets: What are the risks?

Can pets get sick from Ebola? Can they pass the virus to us? What should happen to the pets of infected people? These questions came to the...

Sep 25, 2014, 17:22 ET

Veterinarians reach across the Americas to eliminate human and canine deaths from rabies

September 28 marks the 8th annual World Rabies Day, an international event created to help raise rabies awareness and save lives. While only one to...

Sep 09, 2014, 12:09 ET

Veterinarian and pediatrician groups issue reminder about risk of Lyme disease in humans and pets

Even during the last weeks of summer, it's important to remember children and pets are at greater risk of being infected with Lyme disease and...

Jul 03, 2014, 12:19 ET

Don't forget about pets when preparing for a hurricane

Tropical Storm Arthur was upgraded to a hurricane this morning, becoming the first hurricane of the season. As the storm bears down on the East...

Jun 03, 2014, 14:59 ET
Even on a day that doesn't seem hot to you, a vehicle can quickly reach a temperature that puts pets at risk of serious illness and even death. Only take your pets in the vehicle with you when it is absolutely necessary. (PRNewsFoto/American Veterinary Medical...)

No excuse to leave your dog to die in an unattended vehicle

At the American Veterinary Medical Association, we've heard the same excuses repeated again and again: "Oh, it will just be a few minutes while I...

Jun 02, 2014, 13:19 ET

Newly launched AVMA animal welfare hub receives 2014 World Veterinary Day Award

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) was selected as the recipient of the 2014 World Veterinary Day Award for the development of a...

May 20, 2014, 13:10 ET

Active supervision required to protect kids from dog bites

When it comes to protecting children from dog bites, parents might think the biggest threat comes from stray dogs, or dogs unknown to the...

May 19, 2014, 14:57 ET

Yellow ribbons on dog leashes: What do they mean?

 Have you noticed people walking their dogs with a yellow ribbon tied to the leash? Do you know what these ribbons mean? While the dogs might...

May 15, 2014, 08:37 ET

Knowledge and awareness key to dog bite prevention

There are more than 70 million good dogs in the United States, but any dog can bite. Understanding what a dog's behavior is telling us and how our...