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American Veterinary Medical Association

Celebrating Check the Chip Day With Happy Pet Reunion Stories

Jen Reeder | Posted 01.28.2015 | Good News
Jen Reeder

To help pet owners remember the importance of keeping microchip information updated, the American Animal Hospital Association and American Veterinary Medical Association designated August 15 as Check the Chip Day.

Ticks, Fleas, Mosquitoes -- Oh My! Protecting Your Dog Against External Parasites

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Ticks, possibly the least lovable of all the multi-legged creatures, get very busy in spring. Like their warm-blooded meals, they enjoy the cooler temperatures of spring and fall, so here we are in the midst of a seasonal tick outbreak. A tick uptick, if you will.

Debate Brews Over Best Way To Kill Lab Animals

natureheader | Daniel Cressey | Posted 08.07.2013 | Science

Killing research animals is one of the most unpleasant tasks in science, and it is imperative to do it as humanely as possible. But researchers who st...

No Pet Paradise In Nation's Capital

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The United States may be the most dog-loving country in the world, but you wouldn't know it in the nation's capital. Only 21.9 percen...

First, Do No Harm

Gene Baur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gene Baur

The AVMA's recent decision to update the veterinary oath is a positive step and it's a reflection of a more humane attitude that is emerging within the veterinary profession.

Unfinished Business

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Among the very first Congressional bills introduced this week were two important measures to protect wildlife and should be on the fast track to getting over the finish line in the new session.