Lesson Plans / Activity Sheets
The American Veterinary Medical Association has developed twelve lessons and activity sheets grammar school teachers can download and use in their classrooms during National Pet Week®. Each activity is written for a specific grade level and meets national teaching standards in science and language arts.
All lesson plans are posted as PDF
Lesson Plan: Amazing Animals
Lesson Plan: Dog Safety Rules
Lesson Plan: What is a Veterinarian?
Lesson Plan: Eager To Help
Lesson Plan: What Do They Need?
Lesson Plan: Who Works in a Veterinary Hospital?
Lesson Plan: Animals Do Many Things
Lesson Plan: Wild Or Domestic?
Lesson Plan: How Do Veterinarians Use Technology?
Lesson Plan: Too Many Pets
Lesson Plan: Add It Up
Lesson Plan: It Takes All Different Kinds
Lifetime of Love
From the moment you realize your pet is "the one," to the last tearful goodbye, your veterinarian helps you provide your pet with a lifetime of love. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of National Pet Week®, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) spotlights seven specific needs every pet owner must consider to ensure that their pet lives the longest, healthiest life possible. more > > >
Veterinarians: Celebrate National Pet Week® in your clinic and on your social media feeds. The AVMA's free toolkit includes images, logos, event planning ideas, and much more.
Poster & Writing Contests
The Auxiliary holds an annual poster and writing contest around a selected theme for the year. more > > >
Discover top ten dog and cat owning states more > > >
Five Ways to "Vet" Your Veterinarian
You know how it is. You have a million questions about your pet before you get to the veterinary clinic but when asked, your mind is blank. more > > >
Five Feline Fast Facts
There are 10 million more cats owned in America than dogs. more > > >