• We need your help
    by AVMA@Work Editor on February 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Take our survey to strengthen AVMA’s advocacy Veterinarians across the nation serve as trusted community leaders with important local connections to policymakers. That’s great for our profession – because sometimes local connections are the best tool for moving the needle … read more > […]

  • Helping veterinarians play an active role in combating antimicrobial resistance
    by AVMA@Work Editor on February 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    President’s Column: Dr. John de Jong Across our profession, whether at a veterinary conference or educational seminar or in a JAVMA article, we’ve all heard about the importance of antimicrobial stewardship. And we know how critical it is for antimicrobials … read more > […]

  • Leadership conference connects more veterinarians than ever
    by AVMA@Work Editor on February 14, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Thank you to the 650-plus attendees who joined us from all parts of the veterinary community to make this year’s Veterinary Leadership Conference a success. Current and aspiring leaders came together to recharge, reconnect, and evolve their leadership journeys during … read more > […]

  • Drs. Mary Ergen and Robert Knapp elected to AVMA Board of Directors
    by AVMA@Work Editor on February 12, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Drs. Mary Ergen and Robert Knapp have been elected to the AVMA Board of Directors. Both will join the Board in August and serve six-year terms. Ergen, a small-animal practitioner from Goodlettsville, Tenn., will serve District 3 on the Board, … read more > […]

  • February webinars: Strengthen your team and reputation
    by AVMA@Work Editor on February 8, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    As veterinarians, we rely on many different tools and resources to help us succeed as doctors and professionals. But when these tools aren’t used to their fullest advantage, unnecessary challenges can emerge. This month you’ll have the opportunity to learn … 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. […]