2018 HOD Resolutions and Bylaws Amendments

Resolutions and Bylaws amendments considered by the AVMA House of Delegates in 2018. Resolutions and Bylaws amendments are numbered in chronological order within the calendar year, based on the order in which they are received.

Winter Session: January 2018

Resolutions and proposed Bylaws amendments considered by the AVMA House of Delegates during the Winter Session in January 2018:


  • Resolution


Veterinary Information Forum - Topics

  • ​​National Veterinary Practices
    How will veterinary medicine thrive in the age of the national practice? Corporate practice presents veterinarians with unique opportunities and challenges, and will likely have a significant impact on national, state and allied veterinary associations.
  • Delivery of Care by Not-for-Profits
    What are the opportunities and challenges presented by the delivery of subsidized veterinary care? Does this type of service impact the public perception of veterinary medicine?
  • Defining the Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship
    Should the VCPR be one-size-fits-all?  Should species practice type and location of the veterinarian and patient impact how the VCPR is defined? How does the FDA definition of VCPR impact veterinarians? The discussion will provide guidance to the Task Force on Model Veterinary Practice Act.

 Summer Session: 2018


  • Resolution


  • Proposed Bylaws Amendment