2013 Aquatic Veterinary Student & New Graduate Scholarship Program

The World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation have combined efforts making scholarships available to support veterinary students’ and new veterinary graduates’ involvement in aquatic veterinary medicine. Applications for 2013 Scholarships … read more >

AVMA Now: Illegal Pharmacy Practices, Scope of Practice, and Guidelines on Euthanasia

The latest episode of AVMA Now is available for viewing. Featuring important member updates from the AVMA, this week’s topics include member resources for reporting illegal pharmacy issues, scope of practice advocacy, and the 2013 AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia … read more >

2013 Edition of the AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals Published

Good news! The long-awaited 2013 edition of the AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals has been published and it, together with an Executive Summary, can be accessed as a .pdf on the AVMA website. An e-reader-friendly version will be … read more >

A black bear, bald eagle, and an alligator snapper walk into a veterinary hospital.

Although the title may sound like a lead in for a joke, it’s not.  Every day, private practices across the nation are presented with or asked about wildlife species and their hybrids.  This may be commonplace for some veterinary hospitals, while … read more >

Citric Acid – so many uses, and now it can also help fight FMD and ASF if either occur in the U.S.

The language of the AVMA’s current policy on Citric Acid as a Disinfectant for FMDv was finalized by AVMA’s Animal Agriculture Liaison Committee (AALC) on October 17, 2012, and then was approved by the AVMA’s Executive Board on Nov. 16th.  … read more >