National advocacy

National advocacy
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  • Learn how AVMA works with national policymakers to advance veterinary medicine.
  • Lend your voice on issues that impact veterinarians and our profession.
National advocacy

Representing veterinarians at a national level

As the nation's leading representative of the veterinary profession, the AVMA advocates for public policy that supports veterinarians and protects animal health, animal welfare, and public health.

Through our government relations office in Washington, we advance policies that benefit the veterinary profession and reflect veterinary principles—and work to defeat proposals that do not. AVMA serves as the veterinary profession's voice before Congress, federal agencies, and the courts.

Our priority advocacy issues include:

AVMA’s legislative agenda details all of the bills on which the AVMA took a position in the previous session of Congress.

Contact us

Are you an AVMA member with a question on one of AVMA's legislative priorities? We’d love to hear from you. Email us at avmagrdatavma [dot] org (avmagrd[at]avma[dot]org).

Reporters: Contact AVMA's media relations team.

AVMA Political Action Committee (PAC)

The AVMA PAC helps veterinarians build relationships with lawmakers, amplifying the AVMA's voice on Capitol Hill. The PAC unites AVMA and SAVMA members' voices, strengthening our impact and ability to protect and advance veterinary medicine, our clients, and patients.

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AVMA Congressional Advocacy Network

The AVMA CAN empowers you with tools to speak up on decisions that impact our profession. Working with like-minded colleagues through AVMA CAN, you can help protect and advance veterinary medicine.

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