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Dr. Michael L. Whitehair elected AVMA Board chair

Date: 7/25/2017
(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana) Dr. Michael L. Whitehair, a large-animal veterinarian from Abilene, Kan., has been elected chair of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Board of Directors. Whitehair, who most recently served as vice chair of the board, succeeds Dr. Mark Helfat, and was...

Dr. Michael Q. Bailey begins term on AVMA Board of Directors

Date: 7/25/2017
(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana) Dr. Michael Q. Bailey, a board–certified veterinary radiologist, has begun his six-year term as a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Board of Directors. Bailey, who was elected to the post last spring, succeeds Dr. Mark Helfat as the District II...

Dr. Ronald E. Gill begins term on AVMA Board of Directors

Date: 7/25/2017
(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana) Dr. Ronald E. Gill, a mixed-animal practitioner and owner of Gill Veterinary Clinic in West Salem, Ill., has begun his six-year term as a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Board of Directors. Gill, who was elected to the post last spring, succeeds...

Dr. Jan Strother joins American Veterinary Medical Association Board of Directors

Date: 7/25/2017
​(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana) — Dr. Jan Strother was sworn in today as the District III representative on the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Board of Directors. Strother, of Hartselle, Ala., will represent AVMA members living in Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and...

Incoming AVMA president to focus on veterinary leadership development, federal workforce shortages, One Health

Date: 7/24/2017
​(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana) Speaking before the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) House of Delegates, incoming AVMA President Dr. Michael J. Topper stressed the importance of a national association that promotes leadership development, addresses shortages within the federal veterinary...

Dr. John de Jong named AVMA president-elect

Date: 7/24/2017
​(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana) The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) House of Delegates (HOD) has elected Dr. John de Jong of Weston, Mass., as the organization's president-elect. Among his duties will be to assist the president and substitute for the president when required, preside at all...

Two veterinarians announce candidacy for AVMA president-elect

Date: 7/24/2017
​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana) Dr. Angela Demaree, an Indiana veterinarian and a major in the U.S. Army Reserves, and Dr. John Howe, a Minnesota mixed-animal practitio​ner, are running for president-elect of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Demaree and Howe, who...

AVMA develops handout to bring well-being activities into the clinical setting

Date: 7/24/2017
(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana) The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has launched the Wheel of Well-being, a handout focusing on activities that can be done in the clinic to help improve the well-being of all members of the veterinary health care team. "We often hear that there is no...

Renowned veterinary professionals, feline advocate recognized with 2017 AVMA awards

Date: 7/23/2017
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is pleased to present their 2017 excellence awards to the following individuals whose contributions have made a positive lasting impression on veterinary medicine and improved the health and welfare of people and animals: AVMA Lifetime Excellence...

Dr. Johann Coetzee receives 2017 AVMA Animal Welfare Award for achievements in pain assessment and pain management

Date: 7/21/2017
​​(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana)—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has named Dr. Johann (Hans) F. Coetzee recipient of its 2017 Animal Welfare Award. Dr. Coetzee, who received the award during the 2017 AVMA Convention in Indianapolis, was recognized for his commitment to the welfare of...

Joan Miller receives 2017 AVMA Humane Award for contributions to feline welfare

Date: 7/21/2017
​(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana)—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has named Joan Miller recipient of its 2017 Humane Award. Miller, who received the award during AVMA Convention 2017 in Indianapolis, was recognized for her significant contributions to the promotion of feline welfare...

AVMA launches journal app

Date: 7/21/2017
​(INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana)—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today launched an app for tablets and mobile devices that gives subscribers to the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) access to the full journals at their convenience. Designed with AVMA members...

Dr. Kent McClure joins the AVMA to lead advocacy efforts

Date: 7/10/2017
​The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Kent McClure has joined our team as Chief of Governmental Relations. In this newly created position, he’ll lead the AVMA’s federal and state advocacy efforts to further elevate the success of our advocacy...

Standardized Chart of Accounts benefits practice, pets and public health

Date: 6/6/2017
​Traditionally, the accounting methods of individual veterinary practices are as diverse as the owners themselves. Times are changing … and for the better. Through a partnership led by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), Veterinary...

AVMA names 2017-2018 congressional fellows

Date: 5/22/2017
​The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is pleased to announce the three veterinarians who will serve in the 2017-2018 AVMA Fellowship Program, providing Congress with scientific counsel on policies related to animal health, animal welfare and public health. Beginning in August, the...