Capitol Hill update: Access to care, imported dogs and more

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AVMA: Protecting, promoting, and advancing veterinary medicine

The federal government’s 2022 budget sets aside millions of dollars to fund important veterinary programs. This includes funding to increase rural America’s access to veterinary services, protect our nation's food supply, and strengthen oversight of imported dogs, among other priorities.

These initiatives are outlined in a new Capitol Hill update video on AVMA’s YouTube channel. It’s part of a quarterly series that summarizes recent developments in Washington that affect veterinarians and veterinary teams. 

Check out this AVMA News article, Millions allocated for federal veterinary programs, for more details on other veterinary programs funded in the federal budget.

AVMA’s role: Advocacy and information

In addition to ensuring that veterinary voices are heard in Washington, AVMA is committed to keeping the veterinary community informed when important policy decisions are being made. It’s easy for you to stay up to date, no matter how you prefer to receive your news:

Email: Sign up for the AVMA Advocate newsletter, and get action alerts from the AVMA Congressional Advocacy Network (AVMACAN).

Video: Subscribe to AVMA’s YouTube channel.

Social media: Follow @AVMACAN on Facebook and Twitter, or any of the AVMA’s many other social media pages.

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