Get Involved in Federal Advocacy

AVMA Congressional Advocacy Network (AVMA-CAN)

Become a member of the AVMA Congressional Advocacy Network (AVMA-CAN) and help advocate for veterinary medicine and for important issues that impact our lives daily.
As a member of AVMA-CAN, you will receive updates on current legislation and regulatory measures, along with methods through which you can contact federal officials to make a difference.

AVMA Fellowship Program

The AVMA Fellowship Program offers veterinarians the opportunity to spend a year in Washington, D.C. working in the federal government as a scientific resource.

AVMA Student Externships

The AVMA is offering $1,200 stipends for up to ten veterinary students to spend four weeks in Washington, D.C. as externs. Selected externs will have a unique opportunity to observe the veterinary profession from an "inside the beltway" perspective.

Listen Up, Legislators: The Keys to Success

Your participation in the political arena matters to you, your profession and your business. Learn why—and learn how to deliver a message to an elected official.