State & Local Practice and Business Issues

Patient records

State taxes


      State taxes charged on veterinary sales and services
    This summary contains information provided by state veterinary medical association about taxes charged for veterinary sales and services in their state. 
  • California proposal to tax veterinary services
    These materials were prepared by the California Veterinary Medical Association in opposition to a proposed  tax on veterinary services. 
  • Fact sheet
    Letter to governor
    Client information letter
  • Ohio proposal to tax veterinary services
  • These materials were prepared by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association in opposition to a proposed tax on veterinary services.

Veterinary facility standards

  • State regulation of veterinary facilities
    Most states have specific regulations governing the operation of veterinary facilities, including sanitary requirements, housing requirements, specifications concerning surgical facilities, and building maintenance requirements.

Veterinary liens


      Veterinary liens
    This is a summary of statutory and regulatory provisions addressing the availability of veterinary liens.

Veterinary loan repayment programs


      State veterinary loan repayment programs
    This is a summary of state laws addressing state veterinary loan programs.
  • Solving a critical shortage in food supply veterinary medicine
    Americans are demanding, now more than ever, healthy and wholesome food, and there aren't enough veterinarians on the front lines helping to make sure their expectations are met. This resource provides valuable information about the food supply veterinary shortage, what's being done to address it, and tools that you and your organization can use to meet one of society's greatest needs - a safe and healthy food supply.

 Veterinary Specialist