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Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act


(H.R.1528)

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WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

This bill, now a law, allows veterinarians the ability to provide complete medical care to their patients beyond their clinics and across state lines.

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TARGET AUDIENCE & MESSAGE

  • Veterinarians: Contact your legislators on why you need to carry and use controlled substances to treat your animal patients beyond your clinics.
  • Congress: Pass this important legislation for the health and welfare of the nation’s animals.

THE RESULT

  • The advertising campaign caught the eye of news media throughout the country and congressional staff.
  • AVMA members sent more than 27,000 letters in support of this bill to members of Congress.
  • Over 130 veterinary medical and other organizations joined the AVMA in its advocacy efforts.
  • President Barack Obama signed the bill into law on August 1, 2014. 
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