World Veterinary Day highlights action against antimicrobial resistance

Saturday is World Veterinary Day, an annual celebration coordinated by the World Veterinary Association and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to highlight the varied facets of veterinary work and the important contributions of veterinarians worldwide in improving animal … read more >

Heard the buzz? You may be asked to treat bees.

Veterinary school teaches veterinarians how to diagnose and treat almost every animal species. But most of us probably have little education – or experience – to guide us in treating honey bees. The federal government’s Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rule … read more >

Proposed prescription mandates are back – we need your help to stop them

It’s back – Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has reintroduced prescription mandate legislation into Congress. Misleadingly named the “Fairness to Pet Owners Act” (H.R. 623), this legislation would force veterinarians to provide written copies of all prescriptions they issue for companion … read more >

How to reduce waste while complying with the VFD rule

With the federal government’s Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rule set to take effect January 1, 2017, one question that we’ve heard from AVMA members is how veterinarians should advise clients who expect to have extra supplies of over-the-counter antibiotics and … read more >