The AVMA regularly hosts legislative fly-in events that bring veterinarians and veterinary students to Washington, D.C., for hands-on advocacy experience. Participants receive in-depth briefings about the top policy issues affecting veterinary medicine and meet with their members of Congress to advocate on those issues. These important events ensure that the voice of the veterinary profession is amplified on Capitol Hill.
Fly-in participants also learn how to develop relationships with their elected officials and become trusted voices of veterinary medicine. In this way, the fly-ins showcase the many ways in which AVMA and SAVMA members can use our veterinary expertise to shape public policy.
The 2022 fly-in event was held virtually with more than 200 participants – making it one of the highest attended legislative days in AVMA history. Veterinarians and veterinary students from 48 states, representing 20 different veterinary schools, participated in more than 260 meetings with congressional offices.
For more information about the AVMA legislative fly-in, email AVMAHillVisitsavma [dot] org.