AVMA's Annual Legislative Fly-In

The AVMA Governmental 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.

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

Thank You to Our Sponsor!​

Banfield Pet Hospital

Special thanks to Banfield Pet Hospital for generously funding travel stipends for over 320 veterinary students to attend the AVMA Legislative Fly-In since 2014.


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

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.​​​​​