Dr. Kristi Henderson received her DVM from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine — Yay, Chief Illiniwek! After years in practice and serving as a federal Veterinary Medical Officer, she is currently the Director of the American Veterinary Medical Association's Division of Animal and Public Health where her responsibilities include areas such as environmental, wildlife, biosecurity, and animal agricultural issues.

Dr. Henderson grew up on her family's farm in central Illinois and was active in 4-H and FFA. Before becoming a veterinarian, she was an EMT and medical officer on her hometown's fire department. She loves the outdoors and thinks that some of the best scents in the world include fresh cut alfalfa, approaching rain, camp fires, horses, and pumpkin pie. She and her husband, Brian, live in Sleepy Hollow, IL, ideal considering that Halloween is her favorite holiday.

AVMA joins in message sent to House and Senate Ag Appropriations Subcommittees

Consistent with the AVMA’s policies on Use of Technology, Including Biotechnology, in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Agriculture and Creation and Use of Genetically Modified Animals, the AVMA has signed onto a letter drafted by Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) in support of agricultural innovation.  The letter … read more >

AVMA Supports Proposed NIOSH Study

In a discussion with the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the AVMA learned of a study that the agency is proposing and that should benefit the veterinary profession.  If approved, the study will involve working with … read more >

Looking for the poster on Best Management Practices for Pharmaceutical Disposal?

It’s been moved to the members-only webpage on Disposal of Pharmaceuticals, which is just one of the topics within the “Drug and Chemical Disposal” category of the “Clinical Resource” section of AVMA’s microsite on waste disposal.     Also on this … read more >

Need help with your hazardous drugs?

Several products and even some drugs used in veterinary medicine are regulated as hazardous substances, and employers are legally obligated to have safeguards in place to help protect their employees from such workplace hazards.  Employee training, immediate access to SDSs, … read more >

Four weeks and counting to the OSHA compliance deadline of December 1, 2013

Is your practice ready for the December 1st compliance deadline?  That’s the date by which the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all employers – including veterinary practices – to have trained their employees on the new label elements … read more >