State and local advocacy

State & local advocacy
In this article:
  • Learn about state and local issues that affect animal health and welfare, or impact the veterinary profession.
  • Find tools to help with state and local advocacy initiatives.
State & local advocacy

From animal welfare to scope of practice, a wide range of veterinary matters are governed at state and local levels. The AVMA partners with state and local veterinary medical associations to ensure veterinary voices are heard when and where they're needed.

This includes monitoring legislation and regulatory developments across the country, alerting our local partners of issues that might affect their members, and assisting in their advocacy efforts when they look to us for help. We also provide background resources on a wide range of issues that are commonly addressed by states and municipalities: