Advocating for small business

The AVMA supports a business environment that allows veterinarians to thrive in rewarding and financially sustainable careers. We advocate for increased access to healthcare options, a fairer and simpler tax system for veterinarians, flexibility in retirement planning, and other policies that make sense for those who own and work for small businesses.


AVMA is working with policymakers to expand the availability of association health plans and ensure that veterinarians have access to health insurance that meets our profession’s unique needs. Learn more about our healthcare work and how your voice can make a difference.


AVMA works to improve and simplify tax policies for veterinarians. We’re vigilant in making sure veterinary voices are heard in discussions related to tax legislation and regulations – including the implementation of the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It’s critical that tax policies treat veterinarians fairly and promote a strong business environment for veterinary business owners.


AVMA supports programs and policies that expand retirement saving opportunities for veterinarians. These include multi-employer health plans, which let small businesses band together to increase their retirement options. We support the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019 (H.R. 1994).

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