October 2015 issue of The Advocate

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New AVMA fellows get to work on Capitol Hill
The AVMA is pleased to announce that its 2015-2016 congressional fellows have accepted positions on Capitol Hill, where they will use their scientific expertise and training in veterinary medicine to advise members of Congress on a variety of policy issues.



Government shutdown averted as Congress passes a short-term CR
Each year, Congress must pass 12 spending bills to fund federal agencies and programs, including those important to veterinary medicine. On Sept. 30, lawmakers passed a continuing resolution (CR) to avoid a break in federal funding.



Time is running out to nominate bulk drug substances to the FDA
Veterinarians have until Nov. 16 to submit nominations of bulk drug substances to the FDA. This is part of the agency's draft compounding guidance which would consider the ingredients that facilities would be allowed to use to prepare compounded medications.



Military working dogs to return to U.S. after their service
Recently, both chambers of Congress finalized and passed the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to fund activities at the Department of Defense. As part of this, military working dogs will be getting a new lease on life.

Congress needs to hear from YOU on federal prescription mandate
From Florida to Washington, veterinarians across the country are standing up for the profession in our fight against a mandatory federal prescription mandate. But sadly, many congressional offices have told us that they have only heard from a small number of our members.

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