National Issues

The AVMA represents the interests of veterinarians on federal legislative and regulatory issues that influence animal health, public health and the veterinary profession. Learn what AVMA is doing to advance veterinary medicine at the national level.

State & Local Issues

Here you will find summaries of selected AVMA policies, state veterinary medical associations, AVMA federal and state government relations contacts, comprehensive issue papers, and tools to make your advocacy efforts more effective.

International Issues

The AVMA has played a role in veterinary medicine on an international level for many decades. Learn about what we do and how you can get involved.

Congressional Advocacy Network

Track legislation affecting the veterinary profession; read summaries of key bills; and find out how your legislators are voting and how you can make a difference in Washington, D.C.


Through AVMAPAC, veterinarians are able to support the candidates who support the veterinary profession. In this way, AVMAPAC allows individual veterinarians to have a voice on a nationwide level that reaches far beyond their local communities. Find out more!

Advocacy Tools

Interested in trying to change the laws that affect you as a veterinarian? We have many resources to help make your advocacy efforts successful.