News from american veterinary medical association

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...

May 12, 2014, 14:47 ET

Let your cat be a cat: Tips on creating a feline-friendly home

 It can be tough being a cat. Sure, our pet cats seem to have it pretty good: A life spent napping in sunny windows, safe from predators and...

May 07, 2014, 12:09 ET

AAVMC Partners with Zoetis in Veterinary Student Scholarship Program

 The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) will work with Zoetis to administer the Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship...

Apr 25, 2014, 13:07 ET
AVMA Celebrates World Veterinary Day! April 26, 2014  (PRNewsFoto/AVMA)

AVMA launches comprehensive animal welfare hub in celebration of World Veterinary Day 2014; participates in global webinar

In celebration of World Veterinary Day, April 26, 2014, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) debuts a comprehensive online/mobile...

Mar 27, 2014, 15:43 ET

American Veterinary Medical Association lauds efforts to increase veterinary oversight of antimicrobials

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) applauds recent actions taken by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that will allow for...

Feb 07, 2014, 17:48 ET

AVMA: President Obama picks veterinary college as site to sign Farm Bill

President Barack Obama today signed the long-awaited Farm Bill at the Mary Anne McPhail Equine Performance Center at Michigan State University's...

Jan 21, 2014, 15:59 ET

Dog breath? Get 'em to the vet to prevent a costly problem

Is the worst part of cuddling with your pet its bad breath? This could be a sign of looming dental problems. Preventive veterinary dental care can...

Jan 16, 2014, 12:17 ET

AVMA admits veterinary acupuncture academy into House of Delegates

At their January 11th meeting, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) House of Delegates (HOD) voted to admit the American Academy of...

Jan 15, 2014, 15:40 ET
Dr. Matthew Mellema, a professor from the UC-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine wins the highest teaching award in veterinary medicine from the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC).  (PRNewsFoto/Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC))

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Professor Earns AAVMC/Zoetis National Teaching Excellence Award

 The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) announced today that Dr. Matthew Mellema from the University of California,...

Jan 09, 2014, 10:27 ET

AVMA salutes U.S. Senate for unanimously passing veterinary medicine mobility bill

In a move that brings Congress one step closer to allowing veterinarians the complete ability to provide care to their animal patients beyond their...

Dec 23, 2013, 12:13 ET

Make a healthy New Year's resolution … for your pets

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reminds pet owners that if you're planning to make a New Year's resolution for 2014 to lose...

Dec 18, 2013, 13:07 ET

Celebrate holidays safely with your pets

AVMA's holiday tips for pet owners  December abounds with holiday celebrations, and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is...

Dec 11, 2013, 16:14 ET

AVMA lauds FDA for new regulation of antibiotics in livestock feed

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) changes to veterinary feed directive...

Nov 14, 2013, 13:16 ET

Be thankful for healthy pets

AVMA's Thanksgiving tips for pet owners The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) provides top tips that will leave pet owners...

Oct 22, 2013, 13:32 ET

Halloween can be scary, particularly for pets

 Kids in costumes walk the streets, bowls of candy and other treats. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) warns people to keep...

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