AVMA prioritizes how it will address bills or regulations when they are posed in Congress. The scoring system uses the following three rankings:
- Support – This means that the AVMA supports the bill and may expend resources to advance the bill through the legislative process.
- Non-Support – This means that the AVMA opposes the bill and may expend resources to defeat the bill through the legislative process. If applicable and appropriate, AVMA may identify areas of the bill that would need to be changed for support of the bill to be a consideration.
- Monitor – This means that AVMA has reviewed the bill and the Government Relations Staff will continue to monitor the legislation and advise AVMA's Legislative Advisory Committee should the legislation's status change.