Comments sought on proposed changes to AVMA Model Veterinary Practice Act

Published on January 19, 2018

Commenting Period Open Make Your Voice Heard

The AVMA Model Veterinary Practice Act (MVPA) is under review, and AVMA members and the general public will have an opportunity to comment until March 25, 2018.

This cornerstone AVMA policy is used as a primary resource during the writing and review of veterinary practice acts across the United States, and also includes the AVMA’s definition of the Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship. This means your comments will help inform a policy that directly impacts the daily practice of veterinary medicine. During the commenting period, AVMA strongly encourages veterinarians and other interested parties to provide their input.

Once the commenting period has closed, an AVMA working group will carefully consider all comments, finalize its recommendations, and send its recommendations to the Council on Veterinary Service (CoVS) for review. The CoVS will then send a final recommendation regarding the revised MVPA to the AVMA Board of Directors for consideration.

AVMA members may review and comment on all AVMA professional policies at any time. Because the Model Veterinary Practice Act affects thousands of veterinarians as well as their clients and patients, both members and nonmembers are invited to comment during this period. Our profession is made stronger by hearing many diverse perspectives.

Comment on the proposed changes to the Model Veterinary Practice Act.

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