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2011-11-03 12:20:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) President Dr. Rene Carlson and AVMA CEO Dr. Ron DeHaven today presented U.S. Senator Tim Johnson, D-SD, with the AVMA Advocacy Award. The Advocacy Award is presented to an individual recognized for his or her significant leadership and contributions to advancing AVMA's legislative agenda and for supporting the veterinary profession. "The AVMA recognizes Senator Johnson for championing...

2011-10-19 09:00:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of the release of dozens of wild animals from a farm in Muskingham County, Ohio, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) issued a reminder to the public that individuals should never own wild and/or exotic animals. Since 2006, an AVMA policy has urged lawmakers to ban private ownership of wild and exotic animals because they pose a significant risk to public health, domestic animals, and native ecosystems and...

2011-10-07 09:36:00

ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada, Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- St. George's University (SGU) School of Veterinary Medicine, Grenada, West Indies, announced that it has been granted full accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) Council on Education (COE), the highest standard of achievement for veterinary medical education in the United States. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-08-09 14:16:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) applauds the release of the United States Department of Agriculture Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) proposed rule on animal disease traceability and affirms its support for a collaborative, transparent and flexible rule for establishing traceability to protect the health of our nation's herds and flocks. "We commend the collaborative approach taken by...

2011-04-12 10:25:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pet owners searching for a veterinarian need look no further than the American Veterinary Medical Association's MyVeterinarian.com. Only a mouse click away, MyVeterinarian.com provides pet owners with detailed information about veterinary practices from around the country. Whether they're welcoming a new pet to the home, are moving into a new home themselves or are looking for a veterinarian while out of town, pet owners can rely...

2010-12-07 09:01:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Want to help shape veterinary education to build the veterinary workforce of the future? Now is your chance as public comments are sought on a groundbreaking report. The North American Veterinary Medical Education Consortium (NAVMEC) has completed a draft report of recommendations for veterinary medicine and education, entitled "Roadmap for Veterinary Medical Education in the 21st Century: Responsive, Collaborative, Flexible."...

2010-12-01 12:47:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing its policy on the use of animals in research, testing and education, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today condemned the recent actions of animal rights activists who have targeted a University of California research neuroscientist. The scientist's work includes the use of nonhuman primates to research biochemical factors that contribute to methamphetamine and tobacco addiction in adolescents, as well as to...

2010-11-09 14:09:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do you have an idea on how animals can receive the best care from veterinarians and other members of the veterinary healthcare team? Early next year, you will have an opportunity to offer input that could help make your ideas a reality. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is soliciting public comments on its Model Veterinary Practice Act (MVPA). The current MVPA, which was last reviewed in 2003, includes sections...

2010-09-24 15:02:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the first veterinary medical college opened in Lyon, France, 250 years ago, one had to already be a physician to even qualify to study for a degree in veterinary medicine. Today's veterinary medical student is well versed in MRIs, lasers, and graduates with a degree in comparative medicine that impacts the health and welfare of people, animals and the environment worldwide. "As the Senate's only veterinarian, it's important that...

2010-07-29 09:38:00

ATLANTA, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 9,000 veterinary professionals and their guests are arriving in Atlanta for the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) annual convention at the Georgia World Congress Center. The convention runs from July 31 - Aug. 3. The AVMA Convention is packed with story ideas, interviews and photo opportunities. Veterinary experts from around the world are in attendance to discuss hot topics such as animal welfare, stem cell therapy,...