VMA Resource Center

Traveling exhibit continues around the country

(14 April 2014)

Animal Connections: Our Journey Together, a traveling exhibit that celebrates the human-animal bond and the critical role veterinarians play in animals’ lives, is making quite an impression as it continues its 2014 national tour. [more​]

U.S. Supreme Court to review power of state licening boards

(10 April 2014)

The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will consider the extent to which state licensure boards are subject to federal antitrust laws. [more]

​Convention business meeting highlights for state and allied VMA staff

(10 April 2014)

To help executive directors plan for their attendance of the 2014 AVMA annual convention and HOD meeting in Denver this summer, we wish to highlight some business and social events that may be of particular interest to the executive directors. [more]

Texas veterinarian wins first round challenge to VCPR definition

(14 February 2014)

On February 11, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas denied the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners’ motion in Hines v. Alldredge to dismiss veterinarian Ron Hines’ challenge to a Texas law banning online veterinary advice. [more]

Mandatory prescription bill reintroduced in Congress

(12 February 2014)

On February 10, Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT-4th) reintroduced the so-called “Fairness to Pet Owners Act” (H.R. 4023). The legislation applies to drugs prescribed for domesticated household animals and requires a veterinarian to provide a client with a written prescription, whether or not requested by the client. [more]​

Registration for AVMA 2014 convention in Denver is now open

(4 February 2014)

Our innovative CE will inspire the veterinarian in you, but it's our host city that will inspire your non-scientific side. [more]

Veterinary Economics Summit: Supply, demand and workforce issues

(1 February 2014)

Nearly 50 people representing all facets of the veterinary profession gathered to discuss the issues and opportunities related to veterinary economics. The AVMA will supplement this discussion with an important employment survey that will be sent to many veterinarians soon. [more]

Comment on AVMA Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics

(1 February 2014)

AVMA members are invited to comment on a proposed new version of the AVMA's Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics (PVME) by February 28, 2014. [more