Posted Date: August 10, 2016
The AVMA has announced a new online service to increase education for pet owners and veterinarians.
The annual national conference of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) just ended this week in San Antonio, TX (and USDAA was there!). One of the great benefits of a professional association such as the AVMA is the opportunity for education on the medical and behavioral health of pets.
This summer, the AVMA launched a new service online called the AVMA Animal Health Studies Database (AAHSD). This free website allows veterinarians and pet owners alike to access veterinary clinical studies. Principal Investigators and their staff may post information about studies in the database and veterinarians and pet owners can search through the site to find studies that may be pertinent to their particular pet or clients' pets.
The database will have information on studies not only taking place in the U.S. and Canada, but also the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the goal is to include more countries in the future. From the AVMA's press release, AVMA President Dr. Joe Kinnarney states that the new database will "be an important tool for researchers seeking veterinary patients eligible for enrollment in their clinical studies. Veterinarians and animal owners will find the information provided in these clinical studies helpful in exploring options for treatment."
You can access the new database at www.avma.org/findvetstudies.
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