AVMA's Annual Legislative Fly-In

The AVMA Government Relations Division (GRD​) is teaming up with the Student AVMA (SAVMA) to host the 10th annual Legislative Fly-in that will bring veterinary students and veterinarians to Washington, D.C. to participate in a two-day legislative workshop.

The 10th AVMA Legislative Fly-In will take place March 26-27, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

AVMA's government relations team will spend the first day of the workshop introducing participants to the legislative process and discussing legislation that impacts the veterinary profession. Participants will review the legislative issues they will discuss with Congress and practice their presentation through interactive role playing. On the second day, participants will visit Capitol Hill to meet with their elected officials and advocate on behalf of the veterinary profession.

The AVMA Fly-in will open your eyes to the many ways in which AVMA members can use their veterinary degrees to shape public policy. Be sure to take advantage of this unique opportunity to get involved in federal advocacy.

Thank You to Our Sponsor!​

Banfield Pet Hospital Special thanks to Ban​field Pet Hospital for their generous support of the 2018 AVMA Fly-in.

Eligibility and Registration:

Veterinarians who are AVMA Members are eligible to participate. There are limited spots available, so registration is at a first-come, first-serve basis. To register, contact Valerie Goddard at AVMAFlyin@avma.org by Friday, January 26, 2018.


For more information on the AVMA Legislative Fly-In or how to register, email AVMAFlyIn@avma.org.​​

Read about participant experiences at the 2016 and 2017 events:​

2016 Legislative Fly-In

2017 Legislative Fly-In

The below video recaps the 2015 event, where 66 students hailing from 26 veterinary schools from around the country stormed Capitol Hill to lobby Congress on the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) Enhancement Act (S. 440) and the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.​​​​​​​