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Feb 16, 2018, 11:32 ET Veterinary foundations announce recipients of pharmacology research grants

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) and the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation (VPRF) have selected two veterinary...


Feb 01, 2018, 13:26 ET "Doggie breath" could be a sign of life-threatening disease: AVMA

Fido's or Fluffy's bad breath could be more than an odor problem; it might signify a serious health risk with the potential to damage not only the...


Dec 28, 2017, 10:32 ET Making resolutions for 2018? Don't forget to include your pets!

Making resolutions for a healthier year in 2018? The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is recommending that you include your pets in...


Dec 04, 2017, 09:13 ET Santa's veterinarian visits North Pole for annual reindeer exam

In addition to his naughty-and-nice list, Santa Claus has procured another important piece of paperwork for the holiday: A clean bill of health for...


Nov 13, 2017, 16:00 ET Merck Animal Health Announces Increase in Funding for Veterinary Student Scholarship Program

Merck Animal Health (MAH) has announced an increase of $115,000 in funding for its Veterinary Student Scholarship Program. The program will provide...


Oct 12, 2017, 10:32 ET AVMA fellows receive placements in congressional offices

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is pleased to announce that the veterinarians selected for the 2017-2018 AVMA Fellowship Program...


Sep 11, 2017, 10:26 ET After the disaster: Keeping pets safe and healthy when returning home

Millions of people in Florida were forced to evacuate their homes before Hurricane Irma made landfall last weekend, and many brought their pets...


Sep 08, 2017, 20:09 ET AVMA aids people and animals facing the destructive forces of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Western wildfires

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has taken several steps to help people and animals affected by Mother Nature's recent...


Sep 06, 2017, 09:06 ET AVMA creates Pet Evacuation Kit for those in path of Hurricane Irma

With Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has developed a Pet Evacuation Kit to help those in...


Aug 31, 2017, 18:59 ET AVMA Donates $100,000 to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has donated $100,000 toward Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The funds will be allocated via...


Aug 11, 2017, 11:54 ET National Check the Chip Day a reminder to update pets' microchip registry information

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) are recognizing National Check the Chip Day...


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...