Legislative Advisory Committee


To establish one legislative voice for veterinary medicine and to ensure that the needs and concerns of all industries within veterinary medicine are incorporated into AVMA's legislative process; to integrate the needs and concerns of the represented organizations; and to assist the Board of Directors in formulating and implementing legislative policy and positions on federal regulatory proposals.  


All members of the committee must have e-mail and fax capabilities. Appointments of all representatives except the Board of Directors Chair are for 3 years, with a maximum of two 3-year terms. Each organization, except the AVMA Board of Directors, nominates a representative and an alternate representative.

The committee is composed of members representing the AVMA Board of Directors (3, one of whom is the Chair of the Board of Directors), AVMA House of Delegates, American Association of Avian Pathologists, American Animal Hospital Association, American Assn of Bovine Practitioners, American Assn of Equine Practitioners, American Assn of Food Hygiene Veterinarians, American Assn of Small Ruminant Practitioners, American Assn of Swine Veterinarians, American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners, Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, and American Association of Industrial Veterinarians.

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