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Apr 04, 2019, 08:48 ET New research shows dog bites down in 2018, but risk increases among children under 1 year

In advance of the American Veterinary Medical Association's National Dog Bite Prevention Week®, April 7-13, National Dog Bite Prevention Coalition...


Mar 27, 2019, 19:48 ET Dr. René Carlson, former president of AVMA and WVA, dies

Dr. René Carlson, who served as president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the World Veterinary Association (WVA), has died. ...


Dec 21, 2018, 20:50 ET AVMA combating suicide amongst veterinary professionals

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) participated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in researching Suicide...


Dec 12, 2018, 16:49 ET Animal Agriculture Coalition Applauds Animal Health Provisions in 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report

Members of the Animal Agriculture Coalition released a statement applauding animal health provisions included in the 2018 Farm Bill Conference...


Dec 12, 2018, 12:41 ET Veterinarians needed to serve as Santa's E.L.V.E.S. (Emergency Landing and Veterinary Expert System)

The official veterinarian of the North Pole is enlisting the help of other veterinarians to make sure Santa's reindeer have a healthy and on-time...


Jun 21, 2018, 12:45 ET AVMA shares stories of LGBTQ+ veterinarians, colleagues during Pride Month

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) believes that diversity and inclusion make for a stronger organization and profession, and is...


May 07, 2018, 11:06 ET AVMA and Merck Animal Health reveal recipients of 3 prestigious veterinary awards in celebration of National Pet Week, May 6-12

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Merck Animal Health announced the winners of three of the most prestigious awards in...


Apr 27, 2018, 01:28 ET AVMA announces new global food security policy in advance of World Veterinary Day

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) board of directors approved the association's first global food security policy during their April ...


Apr 12, 2018, 05:59 ET AVMA praises introduction of Farm Bill that considers veterinary priorities

AVMA President Dr. Michael Topper released the following statement on today's introduction of the Farm Bill by the U.S. House Committee on...


Apr 05, 2018, 12:04 ET Prevent dog bites--your veterinarian can help

Veterinarians have seen it all. They know that there are more than 77 million good dogs in the United States, but they know that even the gentlest...


Mar 22, 2018, 03:51 ET Veterinarians head to Capitol Hill to discuss Farm Bill, student debt

Nearly 100 veterinarians and veterinary students are heading to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, March 27 as part of the American Veterinary Medical...


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 researchers ...


Feb 01, 2018, 01:26 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, 09:32 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, 08:13 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, 15:00 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 with...


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 fury. "For...


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, 11:53 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 on ...


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...