The AVMA has been following the reports of destruction and damage caused by the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma. Our hearts go out to all affected by these storms.
The AVMA has reached out to the Oklahoma State Veterinary Medical Association and is in communication with FEMA and our partners in the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition (NARSC) on ways to best assist in the response and recovery process. The AVMA’s Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMAT) are on standby to provide assistance with veterinary medical care if requested by the State of Oklahoma. We will keep you posted as we learn more.
Each year, more than 4.7 million people – most of them children – are bitten by dogs. There are 70 million nice dogs, but any dog can bite. This week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and provides opportunities to National Dog Bite Prevention Week Resources
Spring has sprung, and with the change of season, our thoughts inevitably turn to Easter celebrations, spring cleaning and much-needed home improvement projects. But the new balmy weather can prove not-so-sunny for curious pets -- or their unwitting parents. Before you embark on seasonal chores or outdoor revelry, take inventory of potential springtime hazards for your delicate, furry friend. To help you out, our ASPCA experts have come up with a few seasonal tips that will help prevent mishaps or misfortunes.
Spring time hazards
If your canine companion is more family member than pet, you may be in the habit of sharing the foods your family loves with him.
Although some people foods are fine in moderation, this is definitely not the case with chocolate.
Dogs and Chocolate: Get The Facts
At the recent DVMA annual meeting, Dr. Craig Stonesifer presented Dr. F. Morgan Dawkins with the 2012 H. Wesley Towers Veterinarian of the Year Award.
The Delaware Veterinary Medical Association (DVMA), in conjunction with Merck Animal Health, is proud to offer a veterinary scholarship for veterinary students. A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a veterinary student in their second, third or fourth year of veterinary school. The DVMA has established this scholarship for veterinary medical students from Delaware to assure the continuation of expert animal care and the scientific advancement of veterinary medicine
Meet the 2012 DVMA scholarship recipient