• Mix & mingle with employers at AVMA Convention
    by AVMA@Work Editor on May 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    In-person event lets you explore varied career paths Are you curious to learn what a career in academia or government might be like? Thinking about making a change from private to corporate practice, or vice versa? Do you wonder what … read more > […]

  • AVMA members enjoy discount for WSAVA Congress
    by AVMA@Work Editor on May 21, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    AVMA members interested in attending the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Congress in Toronto this July can take advantage of a discounted registration rate as a benefit of your AVMA membership. For the next three weeks only, until June … read more > […]

  • Building relationships with our international colleagues
    by AVMA@Work Editor on May 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    President’s Column: Dr. John de Jong As the proud son of two Dutch immigrants and as someone who lived in Puerto Rico for several years beginning at age 8, I began to appreciate early on the significance and the gifts … read more > […]

  • AVMA president-elect represents U.S. veterinarians at two international events
    by AVMA@Work Editor on May 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    More than 100 military veterinary personnel from 18 countries congregated in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, for the International Military Veterinary Medical One Health Symposium. The April 29 to May 2 event, hosted by Public Health Command Europe, brought together military veterinarians to … read more > […]

  • Creating a welcoming veterinary community
    by AVMA@Work Editor on May 16, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Webinar explores diversity, marginalization and intersectionality The words diversity, marginalization and intersectionality are at the forefront of many important conversations happening in society and in veterinary medicine. We may not realize it—or know exactly what they mean—but these concepts touch … read more > […]

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Animal Tracks

  • Dog flu strain new to U.S. responsible for Chicago area outbreak
    by (American Veterinary Medical Association) on May 4, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Earlier this spring, hundreds of dogs in and around Chicago began showing signs of respiratory illness, which testing revealed to be caused by canine influenza. Further genetic testing revealed there was something unusual about this outbreak: It wasn't the usual H3N8 strain of canine influenza that was making dogs sick; it was H3N2, a strain that had previously only been identified in Asia. To date, the virus has caused at least six deaths, and more than 1,000 illnesses, in the Chicago area and neighboring states. In this podcast, Cornell University veterinarian Dr. Amy Glaser talks about this newly introduced strain of dog flu and how pet owners can keep their dogs from becoming infected. […]

  • Vaccines and pet health
    by (American Veterinary Medical Association) on February 17, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Vaccines have played a major role in preventing disease and improving public health around the world. These benefits have been extended to our pets as well, helping to protect them from viruses such as rabies, distemper, and parvovirus. There is, however, a small but vocal anti-vaccination movement that questions the necessity of vaccines, and veterinary medicine may not be immune from this movement; New York magazine recently reported that some veterinarians have noticed an uptick in the number of pets that are not being vaccinated, due to a similar anti-vaccination ideology. In this podcast, Dr. Laurel Gershwin, a member of AVMA’s Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents, discusses the importance of vaccinations for our pets. […]

  • National Pet Dental Health Month 2015
    by (American Veterinary Medical Association) on January 27, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    February 1 marks the beginning of National Pet Dental Health Month. More than just a cosmetic issue, yellow teeth and bad breath can be a sign of serious disease in our pets, which may affect their kidneys, livers, and hearts. Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem for pets, with most dogs and cats becoming affected by age 3. In this podcast, Dr. Jan Bellows, past president of the American Veterinary Dental College, talks about the importance of dental health for our pets. […]

  • New rabies research could help save pets' lives
    by (American Veterinary Medical Association) on January 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    How well protected are pets shortly after their rabies vaccinations are out of date, and what's the appropriate response for treating and caring for pets in such circumstances? These were the questions researchers set out to answer in a study published in the January 15 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA). […]

  • New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pets
    by (American Veterinary Medical Association) on December 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Will you be one of the millions of people making New Year’s Resolutions this year? If so, have you thought about including your pets in your New Year’s resolutions? Perhaps by partnering with a furry friend, you’ll be more inclined to stick to those healthy promises you made. And just like us, most of our pets could benefit from shedding a few pounds and spending more time being active. In this podcast, AVMA CEO Dr. Ron DeHaven talks about making New Year’s resolutions for your pets. […]