This is the official page of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
The American Veterinary Medical Association’s mission is to lead the profession by advocating for our members and advancing the science and practice of veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health.
Toward this goal, the AVMA has adopted numerous policies, position statements and guidelines, based on the most up-to-date and relevant scientific information available. These policies can be seen at https://www.avma.org/KB/Policies/Pages/default.aspx
The American Veterinary Medical Association's vision is to be the trusted leader in protecting, promoting and advancing a strong, unified veterinary profession that meets the needs of society.
This is a discussion venue for the AVMA, members of the veterinary profession and members of the general public interested in veterinary medicine and animal health.
While it is our intention to never ban individuals from our page, if content violates our policy, we reserve the right to remove that content and may block the offending user. The following types of posts may be removed, and the offending user may be given a warning or may be banned, depending on the severity of the offense:
1) Personal attacks;
2) Graphic, obscene, explicit or racial comments;
3) Spam, solicitations and advertisements. This includes requests to vote in a contest so the poster will win something, or solicitations for monetary contributions. Requests to sign petitions will be addressed on a case-by-case basis, and we reserve the right to remove the posts. This also includes "lost pet" posts (we hope you get your pet back, but our page isn't a clearinghouse of lost pet posts) and the "sign up for our webinar" posts (again, we don't want to become an advertising platform and clearinghouse for webinar solicitations);
4) “Bumping” content by repeatedly bringing existing or past issues to the top of the wall;
5) Posts that are blatantly off-topic.
Please disclose your relationship (employee, owner, etc.), if any, with any companies you are promoting or mentioning in your post. Our sharing of links, images or videos provided/maintained by others does not constitute endorsement: the AVMA does not endorse products or companies.
This forum is not intended for providing diagnosis or treatment recommendations regarding animal health problems. An online resource is not a substitute for veterinary ex
The AVMA provides a variety of tangible benefits to its members, including information resources, continuing education opportunities, quality publications, and discounts on personal and professional products, programs and services.
AVMA also provides many important intangible benefits to its members, such as state and federal advocacy that helps provide a better legislative and regulatory environment for the profession; opportunities to address issues and affect policy that govern the profession and the practice of veterinary medicine; professional fellowship and contacts that enhance growth and experience; and providing a platform for the profession for a collective, organized voice on a national level.
You can find information on the benefits of AVMA membership at https://www.avma.org/Members/Benefits/Pages/default.aspx.