July 15, 2010
The AVMA is actively pursuing passage of the Veterinary Services Investment Act (H.R. 3519/S.1709). This legislation creates a competitive grants program to help relieve the nation's shortage of veterinary services in food animal medicine and support various related activities, including recruitment, retention, and continuing education programs for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. The bills are currently before their respective agriculture committees. Contact Gina Luke, AVMA Governmental Relations Division assistant director, at (800) 321-1473, Ext. 3204 for more information.
The AVMA legislative agenda is posted on the Advocacy section of the AVMA website, here