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August 29, 2018

AAHA joins other veterinary leaders in call for strong licensure requirements

When it’s all about quality of care, everyone’s on board. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB), Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) on Thursday released a joint statement of support for

July 13, 2018

FDA warning: Don’t eat those peas!

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a potential link between heart disease in dogs and the consumption of pet food containing peas, among other vegetables. Martine Hartogensis, DVM, deputy director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine’s Office of Surveillance and Compliance, called the reports “highly unusual” because they’re occurring in breeds with no genetic predisposition to DCM.

March 16, 2018

AAHA’s story, as told by someone else

AAHA hates to blow its own horn, and luckily, we don’t have to. We prefer it when other people say nice things about us. Like this profile of AAHA by writer Scott Smith posted March 12, 2018 on the website. “In 1933, the United States was reeling. It was the fourth year of the Great Depression.

December 14, 2017

FDA says shortage of pain relief drugs due to manufacturing issue

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reporting a shortage of three pain relief drugs: fentanyl, morphine and hydromorphone. The shortage is due to upgrades being made at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Kansas, and is unrelated to any federal policies on opioids or manufacturing quotas, according to FDA officials.

April 20, 2017

Homeopathy and veterinary medicine

What is homeopathy’s place in veterinary medicine? This question remains a source of contention. A recent article in JAVMAnews looks at the history of homeopathy and different viewpoints concerning whether it should be used in veterinary medicine.

October 12, 2015

Protect ketamine use in the United States

The World Health Organization (WHO) may be considering another proposed change to the international scheduling of ketamine, and the AVMA is seeking the profession’s help in asking the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to protect veterinarians’ access to this critical drug. The AVMA is drafting a letter to the FDA that will outline how critical ketamine use is in veterinary medicine and how important it is that it remain available to U.S. veterinarians, and is requesting your help during this urgent time to reinforce the message.

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