Congressional activities

As the nation's leading representative of the veterinary profession, the AVMA advocates for public policy that supports veterinarians’ diverse efforts to protect 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.

Our priority advocacy issues include:

AVMA’s Legislative Agenda details all of the bills on which the AVMA has taken a position in the current Congress.

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Are you an AVMA member with a question on one of AVMA's legislative priorities? We’d love to hear from you. Contact the staff member responsible for that issue.

Reporters: Contact mediaatavma [dot] org (AVMA's media relations team).

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