National Issues

Congressional Activities

AVMA's Governmental Relations Division serves as the veterinary profession's voice before members of Congress and their staff. In this section, you can learn more about the work that the AVMA is doing to advocate the Association's policies and posiitons on federal legislative issues that influence animal and human health and advance the veterinary medical profession.

Federal Regulatory Activities

On behalf of its members, the AVMA monitors, reviews, and responds to proposals made by federal regulatory agencies and published within the Federal Register that impact the profession and the practice of veterinary medicine. In this section, you can learn more about the regulatory work that the AVMA is doing on a myriad of veterinary issues.

The AVMA Advocate

AVMA's Governmental Relations Division produces a monthly e-newsletter, The AVMA Advocate, which provides readers with the latest news and information on federal legislation and regulations impacting the veterinary profession. Sign up to receive this newsletter in AVMA's Email Subscription Center or read the latest issues here.