Food-borne illnesses concern people throughout the world. Veterinarians help to defend and protect our food supply. The AVMA works for you to inform the law-makers of these dangerous diseases, while illustrating the importance of the veterinarians in all of our lives.
June 2012 Invest in the USDA's research, education and economies for the 2013 budget so we can continue to meet the country's need and demand for food and fiber. (2012)
September 2010 SUPERVET: Support the FDA's Food Safety and Modernization Act that emphasizes the need for veterinarians to protect our food supply. (2010)
Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act
June 2010 Oppose the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act, which severely restricts the use of antibiotics to keep our nation's food animals healthy. (2010)
Veterinary Services Investment Act
September 2010 & 2009 Pass the Veterinary Services Investment Act to strengthen the ability of the veterinary workforce to meet the growing demand for food safety. (2010 & 2009)
Competitive salaries for federal veterinarians
March 2009 Pay federal veterinarians competitive salaries to keep these veterinarians in the workforce and keep our food supply safe. (2009).
Food supply veterinarian shortage
November 2008 Food supply veterinarian shortage: Give thanks to the veterinarians that keep our food supply safe. (2008)
November 2008 Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank (FARAD) is closing because of a lack of federal funding. Without FARAD, the safety of our food supply is threatened. (2008)
2008 Pass the Senate version of the Farm Bill. Keep the food supply safe by keeping veterinarians employed in the areas of food supply and public health. (2008)
Federal funding for food supply veterinarians
August 2007 A lack of federal funding for veterinary education in food animal and public health is putting both the economy and our food supply at risk. (2007)