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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,...

2010-07-14 17:07:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today cautioned against federal bans on the judicious use of antimicrobials in animal agriculture. Testifying before members of the U.S. House of Representative's Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, the AVMA's Dr. Christine Hoang reiterated the AVMA's stance that such bans can have far-reaching impacts on both animal and human health. Dr. Hoang also emphasized the...

2010-04-20 14:14:00

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today applauded the United States Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) for publishing the final rule for the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP). The rule, published Monday in the Federal Register, outlines criteria for both the shortage situation designations and applicant eligibility for the loan repayment program. The program was...

2010-03-29 15:42:00

WASHINGTON, March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's largest veterinary association briefed Congress today on the uses of antibiotics and how they help protect animal health, providing in-depth scientific information on the necessity of antibiotic use for preventing and treating disease in companion animals and livestock. Two educational sessions were held by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) with honorary hosts Rep. Kurt Schrader, DVM, (D-Ore.) and Sen. John...

2010-03-09 15:44:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and WebMD have teamed up to launch a pet health community called the Pet Health Exchange. Visitors to the new site can discuss pet health issues with AVMA member veterinarians. "The AVMA is concerned about the vast amount of misinformation about pet health that can be found on the Internet," explains Dr. Larry R. Corry, president of the AVMA. "Through this collaboration with an...

2010-03-09 09:49:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to scrap a national animal identification system could seriously hinder U.S. veterinarians' ability to track diseased animals and prevent the spread of those diseases -- diseases that could spread to humans and cost U.S. farmers millions of dollars. That's the message that Dr. Ron DeHaven, chief executive officer of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and a...

2010-03-09 08:41:00

WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has posted its most recent membership data on www.avma.org, revealing a number of interesting trends in veterinary medicine and pet care. For example, new AVMA data shows that veterinarians are increasingly seeking board certification as specialists, a trend that is in direct response to a demand for a higher level of care by pet owners. Statistics from specialty colleges show that there...

2010-01-25 11:18:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today announced its support of newly-introduced federal legislation that will help bolster the nation's supply of veterinarians specializing in the care of wildlife and zoo animals. The Wildlife and Zoological Veterinary Medicine Enhancement Act, introduced January 21 by U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., will fill a critical need in protecting the country's animals, environment and its...

2010-01-20 15:47:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) have joined a coalition of other animal health and welfare groups to help address the ongoing humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti following the January 12 earthquake that devastated the country. The Animal Relief Coalition of Haiti (ARCH) was developed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and World Society for the...

2009-11-05 17:03:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since the news broke of a housecat in Iowa testing positive for the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, pet owners and veterinarians alike have been scrambling to learn more: Can my pet get sick? What would the symptoms of H1N1 in cats be? How is it identified? How is it treated? The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has been in constant contact with experts and agencies across the country to learn more about this case and share this...


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