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Veterinary informatics: forging the future between veterinary medicine, human medicine, and One Health initiatives — a joint paper by the Association of Veterinary Informatics (AVI) and the CTSA One Health Alliance (COHA)

Authors:  Lustgarten, Jonathan L; Zehnder, Ashley

Publication:  JAMIA Open   Publisher:  Oxford University Press

Date:  2020-04-11   Link: doi/10.1093/jamiaopen/ooaa005/5819226

AVI in Popular Press

We are excited to announce a series of articles in dvm360 Magazine authored by AVI members, beginning in July 2020.

The problem with the master problem list

Sonnya Dennis, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline)

Julie Green, DVM, MS


What is veterinary clinical informatics, and why does it matter?

Sonnya Dennis, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline)


Why are there so many different models for COVID-19?

Sonnya Dennis, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline)

Carolyn Piché, BS (Biomedical Science)

Rachael Kreisler, VMD, MSCE, DACVPM (Epidemiology)


The Association for Veterinary Informatics honors its 2020 award recipient

dvm60 Staff


Updated: January 31, 2021

Member Highlights

Machine learning paper on new diagnostic tool published in veterinary journal by AVI member, Dr. Krystle L. Reagan and colleagues. Read the Feb. 13, 2020 press release in UC Davis News: Veterinarians Use Artificial Intelligence to Aid in the Diagnosis of Addison’s Disease

K. L. Reagan, B. A. Reagan, C. Gilorc (2020) Machine learning algorithm as a diagnostic tool for hypoadrenocorticism in dogs. Domestic Animal Endocrinology 72: 106396. 


New paper on syndromic surveillance published in PLOS ONE by our 2019 Talbot Symposium Student Speaker, Dr. Nathan Bollig.

Bollig N, Clarke L, Elsmo E, Craven M (2020) Machine learning for syndromic surveillance using veterinary necropsy reports. PLOS ONE 15(2): e0228105. 


Updated: December 2020

AVI Immediate Past President, Dr. Jonathan Lustgarten, and Outreach Committee Chair, Peter Alberti, were recently featured on the Veterinary Innovation Podcast!

 Listen to episode 50: Veterinary Informatics


  Listen to episode 36: Improving Exam Room Client Engagement


In 2018, then AVI President, Dr. Jonathan Lustgarten, was interviewed for two VIN News Service articles on the Schein-Vets First Choice Merger and informatics.

With merger, Schein, Vets First Choice to amass clinic data (Part 1 or 2), by Lisa Wogan, VIN News Service, 22 Aug 2018.


Practice records hold big promise for veterinary research (Part 2 of 2) by Lisa Wogan, VIN News Service, 24 Aug 2018. 


VetML Journal Club Reading

March 9, 2021

Aubreville, M., Bertram, C.A., Marzahl, C. et al. Deep learning algorithms out-perform veterinary pathologists in detecting the mitotically most active tumor region. Sci Rep 10, 16447 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-73246-2 

Bradley, R., Tagkopoulos, I., Kim, M. et al. Predicting early risk of chronic kidney disease in cats using routine clinical laboratory tests and machine learning. JVIM 33, 6 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1111/jvim.15623

News of Note

AVI Member Brian Hur has invited our members to a VetML Journal Club. Meetings will occur monthly. Email info@avinformatics.org for more information.

NAVC has postponed the in-person and virtual VMX 2021 to June 2021. AVI will be hosting six virtual clinically-focused lectures! Talbot Talks 2021 

The annual AVI Talbot Veterinary Informatics Symposium was held virtually this year on Friday, August 28, 2020 from 12-5pm. Talbot Symposium 2020 Proceedings

AVI was a proud Associate Partner for the 2020 Digital Veterinary Summit USA.

August 25-27, 2020 | Online

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