What happens in our nation's capital can have very real effects on veterinary professionals, practices, and patients. Fortunately, the AVMA has your back in Washington—and a new video outlines some of the most recent developments.
Among the successes you’ll learn about in the video:
- Introduction of legislation that would help combat the emerging public health threat posed by illicit xylazine in street drugs while maintaining veterinary access and use of xylazine, an essential drug for treating animal patients
- Millions of dollars in funding for crucial veterinary programs in the 2023 federal budget— including programs that increase access to rural veterinary care and protect the U.S. food supply against potentially unsafe chemical residues
- Passage of the Securing a Strong Retirement Act 2.0, which makes it easier for small businesses to improve retirement offerings for our teams