Companion Animal News

  • AVMF gifts support disaster relief, Tuskegee scholarships

    AVMA@Work Blog

    Generous gifts from Hill's Pet Nutrition and individual donors are helping the AVMA's charitable foundation fund disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, as well as scholarships at Tuskegee College of Veterinary Medicine.

  • New ebook reveals the best language to use with clients

    AVMA@Work Blog

    The way we talk with clients about veterinary care can influence their perceptions about the importance of regular preventive care. A new AVMA ebook offers a look at specific words and phrases that work—and don’t work—when talking with pet owners.

  • Help prevent suicide in veterinary medicine

    AVMA@Work Blog

    Protecting the wellbeing of ourselves and our colleagues is a priority for veterinary professionals year-round, and Suicide Prevention Awareness Month provides a reminder to continue stepping up our efforts.

  • Help evaluate veterinary medical colleges with AVMA COE

    AVMA@Work Blog

    The AVMA Council on Education® is looking for veterinarians interested in participating in veterinary medical college site evaluations. The application period opens in December, and participants will receive training in September 2022.

  • Xylitol labeling legislation would promote pet safety

    AVMA@Work Blog

    The AVMA strongly supports the Paws Off Act of 2021, a bill that would require food containing the sugar substitute xylitol to include a warning label specifying its toxic effects on pets.

  • Curbside care and telehealth: New resources for AVMA members

    AVMA@Work Blog

    Two new AVMA resources can help veterinary professionals optimize curbside care and telehealth, making them more efficient and beneficial for practices, teams, clients, and patients.

  • Free webinars shine light on African swine fever

    AVMA@Work Blog

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is hosting a series of free webinars every day next week to mark African Swine Fever Action Week.

  • Understanding and addressing veterinary workforce challenges

    AVMA@Work Blog

    There are many questions circulating about the economics of veterinary practices, stress on the veterinary workforce, and veterinary teams’ wellbeing and burnout. AVMA’s chief veterinary officer and chief economist tackle these questions and more in a new JAVMA commentary.

  • Building on our successes to achieve an even brighter future

    AVMA@Work Blog

    Hola and hello. I am honored and humbled to serve as your new AVMA president, and committed to continuing our great work in conjunction with our volunteer leadership, AVMA staff, and dedicated members.

  • Help keep African Swine Fever out of the United States

    AVMA@Work Blog

    African Swine Fever (ASF) has recently been reported in the Dominican Republic and Germany. The USDA also has announced new requirements for importing dogs from countries affected with AFS. Here's how veterinary professionals can help.

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