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December Is Now Cat Lovers' Month -- And It's About Time

More than 36 million U.S. households share their homes and hearts with more than 74 million cats. This according to the 2012 American Veterinary Medical Association’s U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographic Sourcebook. I’ve done my part. Since...Show More Summary

Postal Service dog bites: Where does your city rank?

We always love a good dog-bites-man story, especially when it directly concerns federal workers. But somehow we missed the release of some key facts this year about canine attacks. The American Veterinary Medical Association, the American...Show More Summary

US groups form task force on antibiotic resistance

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) have announced the creation of the Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture.

US groups form task force on antibiotic resistance

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) have announced the creation of the Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture. The task force is comprised of representatives from US agriculture colleg...

US groups form task force on antibiotic resistance

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) have announced the creation of the Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture. The task force is comprised of representatives from US agriculture colleg...

Safely Living With Pets: Don't Let Your Pet Lick Your Face and Other Helpful Tips

In 2012, the American Veterinary Medical Association estimated that 56 percent of all United States households own a pet. There are over 69 million dogs and 36 million cats in American households. Our pets are family members; we love, play, share our food, and celebrate holidays with them. Show More Summary

New Research That Raises Questions About Current Neutering Recommendations

Results from a hot-off-the-press study published by the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, raise questions about traditional neutering recommendations within the United States where most veterinarians advise that dogs be neutered at a young age in order to induce sterility and eliminate behavioral issues before they have a chance to begin. This new […]

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

11 months agoHealth : Medical News Today

In a move that brings Congress one step closer to allowing veterinarians the complete ability to provide care to their animal patients beyond their clinics, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) praised the U.S. Senate for its passage of the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act (S. 1171).

Keene Remembered for Commitment to Public Health, Unconventional Style

When Dr. Bill Keene gave a presentation on the dangers of raw milk at a past meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association, even the raw milk advocates on the opposing side of the panel couldn’t help but laugh and revel in the Oregon senior state epidemiologist’s dry humor. “When he opened the presentation, he... Continue Reading

Zimfo Bytes

The nation’s top experts in agricultural lending will gather in Minneapolis for the American Bankers Association National Agricultural Bankers Conference Nov. 10-13. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) awards Link Welborn, DVM, DABVP, a graduate of University of Florida, the … Continue reading ?

The Veterinary Film Marketing Team Needs a Little Work

The American Veterinary Medical Association is not known for being on the cutting edge of pop culture or media relations. Like its cousin the American Medical Association, professional organizations like this all tend to err on the side of conservatism. That is just the nature of the beast, and I get that. So it is [...]

Dogs Being Treated with Medical Marijuana

More people are using medical marijuana to treat pets for a variety of conditions, ranging from separation anxiety and noise phobia to cancer, according to the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association News. After usingShow More Summary

Celebrate National Pet Week

National Pet Week is May 5-11 this year. I bring it up early because the Auxiliary to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is already seeking entries for next year’s poster and writing contests. The deadline is May 10, 2013 and the contests are open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Show More Summary

Is It Always the Right Thing to Spay or Neuter a Dog?

I started veterinary school in 1996. Three years earlier, the American Veterinary Medical Association had resolved to support the concept of early spays and neuters in dogs and cats. (Back then the AVMA carried a great deal of sway --...Show More Summary

Is It Always the Right Thing to Spay or Neuter a Cat?

Most veterinarians believe cats should be neutered or spayed. And most vets (and, since 1993, the American Veterinary Medical Association) also support the concept of early spaying and neutering, at eight to 16 weeks of age. However, there is a significant element of paternalism in the drive for early spays and neuters in cats. Show More Summary

An Update on the AVMA and Homeopathy

Last month I wrote about the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) plan to consider a resolution, submitted by the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association, to discourage veterinarians from treating their patients with homeopathic remedies. Show More Summary

US association resumes avian influenza testing

The American Veterinary Medical Association is to resume its studies on the H5N1 avian influenza following a year-long moratorium.

STUDY: Republicans Are Dog People, While Democrats Prefer Cats

Republicans and Democrats tend to disagree about everything, on issues ranging from tax policy to gun control. So it's no surprise that a study by the American Veterinary Medical Association revealed that, by and large, red states and blue states can be divided by their preference of house pet. Show More Summary

Vermont's State Bird Might as Well Be a Cat Because These Muhfuckers Are Crazy About Cats

The rankings from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) are in and this year's state with the most cats per capita is...drumroll, please...Vermont! Vermont's previous accomplishments include the production of not-as-good-as-Wisconsin cheese and Brigham Young. Congratulations, Vermont, land of freedom and unity where 49% of households have a pet cat. More »

‘The Case Against Homeopathy’

Early in January the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will be considering a resolution, submitted by the Connecticut VMA, to discourage veterinarians from treating their patients with homeopathic "remedies." The proposed...Show More Summary

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