State & Local Issues

Animal welfare

General · Animal cruelty · Antifreeze · Certificates of veterinary inspection · Companion animal care · Debarking · Declawing · Disaster preparedness · Elective surgical procedures · Ear cropping · Feral cats · Foie gras · Livestock · Pet purchase protection laws · Pet trusts · Spay/Neuter · Tail docking · Tethering

Business issues

Patient records · State taxes · Veterinary facility standards · Veterinary liens · Veterinary loan repayment

Dog bite prevention

Breeds · Community approach · Legislation

Euthanasia

AVMA position · Guidelines · Authorization · State laws

Non-economic damages

AVMA position · AVMA legal brief · Other views · Pet food recall · Talking points

Ownership vs. guardianship

AVMA position · Other views

Pharmacy and vaccination

Compounding · Internet pharmacies · National Provider Identifier Number (NPI) · Prescriptions · Vaccination

Scope of practice issues

Aquatic livestock · Dentistry · Complementary and alternative veterinary medicine · Embryo transfer · ETCR Oversight  · MVPA · Scope of practice information form · Scope of practice advocacy tools · Scope of practice reporting form · Unauthorized practice · Veterinary technicians and assistants