The AVMA teams up with the Student AVMA (SAVMA) to host regular Legislative Fly-In events that bring veterinary students and veterinarians to Washington, D.C., to participate in a two-day legislative workshop.
The next AVMA Legislative Fly-In will take place February 2-4, 2020, in Washington, D.C.
AVMA's government relations team will spend the first day of the 2020 workshop introducing participants to the legislative process and discussing legislation that impacts the veterinary profession. Participants will review legislative issues they will later discuss with Congress, and practice their presentations through interactive role playing. On the second day, participants will visit Capitol Hill to meet with their elected officials and advocate on behalf of the veterinary profession.
The AVMA Fly-In opens participants' eyes to the many ways in which AVMA and SAVMA members can use their veterinary expertise to shape public policy.
For more information about the AVMA Legislative Fly-In, email AVMAFlyInavma [dot] org
Read about participant experiences at the 2018 Legislative Fly-In.
The below video recaps the 2015 event, where 66 students hailing from 26 veterinary schools from around the country stormed Capitol Hill to lobby Congress on the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) Enhancement Act (S. 440) and the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.