CDC Dog Importation Requirements – FAQ

AVMA created an FAQ for veterinarians which is linked here. The resource is also linked from this AVMA webpage on travel and transport:

Highly pathogenic avian influenza detected in TX, KS dairy cattle

(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) March 25, 2024—Continuing their investigation into a disease event affecting primarily older dairy cows in Texas, Kansas, and New Mexico, today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus in laboratory samples […]

AVMA is now accepting applications for the 2024 – 2025 AVMA Fellowship Program

This fellow will begin at the end of August 2024 and serve through August 2025. The deadline for applications is February 9, 2024. Recent graduates and AVMA member veterinarians are eligible to apply. Please visit AVMA’s 2023 – 2024 Fellowship Program website for more information. Any questions can be emailed directly to me or to […]

AVMA District 7 Director Position

Nominations are sought to fill the District 7 Director position on the Board of Directors (2024-2030). Nominees must reside within the district, which includes: Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Nominations are due by February 1, 2024.  Nomination materials (including the Nomination Form, Nomination Instructions, Petition Form, and Rules of the Election) are […]

MentorVet Connect

The AVMA has joined MentorVet to launch MentorVet Connect, a structured mentorship program that connects early-career veterinarians with trained mentors who can offer invaluable support and guidance, providing new veterinarians with free access to an established and proven mentoring platform.  The opportunity to receive mentoring from an experienced and nurturing colleague can be transformational for veterinarians starting out […]

Veterinarians Exempt from Opioid Related Training for DEA – Registered Practitioners

A new opioid-related training requirement for DEA-registered practitioners does not apply to veterinarians, despite appearing as a required checkbox on the DEA’s online registration application, according to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials.  Veterinarians who are registering or renewing their DEA registration should simply check the box on the DEA application, in order to continue […]