State Advocacy Committee


To support AVMA efforts to foster successful participation of constituent organizations in state legislative and regulatory affairs for the benefit of animal health and welfare, public health, and the veterinary profession; to collaborate with constituent organizations and appropriate AVMA staff to scan emerging issues and assess needs regarding state legislative and regulatory affairs; to provide a Crisis Advisory Team (CAT) that is able to respond rapidly in urgent situations to address gaps in AVMA policy in regard to state legislative and regulatory affairs by developing recommendations for immediate or expedited consideration by the Board of Governors or the Board of Directors. 


The committee consists of 8 voting members who represent the following: Board of Directors, House of Delegates, American Society of Veterinary Medical Association Executives (veterinarian or non-veterinarian), East Region (Convention Zone One), Central Region (Convention Zone Two), West Region (Convention Zone Three), at-large member (veterinarian or non-veterinarian), and Legislative Advisory Committee.
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