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Meet new AVMA president, ‘Mama Bear’ Lori Teller
September 22, 2022Lori Teller, DVM, DABVP (canine/feline), CVJ, began her year-long term as the American Medical Veterinary Association (AVMA) president in August. Veterinary Practice News had the opportunity to learn more about her goals for the AVMA, showcasing veterinarians, and her take on some of the issues facing the industry. This is the expanded version of the interview in the Oct. 2022 issue.
Improving diversity, inclusion in vetmed requires ‘sustained effort’
August 16, 2022Enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the veterinary profession is the driving force behind a new initiative from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE).
Telehealth coalition aims to enhance veterinary care
August 2, 2022Founded by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Veterinary Study Groups, and Merck Animal Health, the Coalition for Connected Veterinary Care says it will collaborate across the animal health industry to enhance and expand veterinary care by leveraging technology, including virtual care services.
An update on AVMA federal advocacy
July 26, 2022Congress designated millions of dollars for veterinary programs in the $1.5 trillion federal spending bill approved this spring. Among other priorities, there are funding increases targeted for healthy dog importation and rural access to veterinary care. We have also seen other positive developments on Capitol Hill recently, including the advancement of One Health legislation and a bill that would support better retirement benefits for small business employees.