HOD tackles license portability, policy changes

Published on January 11, 2022
Man speaking during AVMA HOD winter meeting in January 2022

The AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) took on issues such as veterinary license portability across states and policy changes at a weekend meeting held January 7-8, during the Association’s annual Veterinary Leadership Conference.

The House’s Veterinary Information Forum addressed ways to make it easier for veterinarians licensed in one state to gain licenses in other states, as well as how to increase support for veterinary team members. During its regular business meeting, the House approved a new policy supporting collection of antimicrobial use data as well as updates to the AVMA policies on rabies and rabies vaccination waivers.

The AVMA News team reported on all of the HOD actions in articles published shortly after the meeting concluded. These are available for all in the profession to read online:

Thanks for your service!

The House also said farewell to four colleagues for whom the weekend meeting was their last one as members of the House of Delegates. Please join in congratulating and thanking these volunteers retiring from the House of Delegates. Those retiring, their affiliation, and years of service were:

  • Dr. Steven Greiner, Uniformed Services of the United States; 2019 – 2021
  • Dr. Catherine North, Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association; 2017 – 2021 
  • Dr. Katherine Rohrig, Virginia Veterinary Medical Association; 2018 – 2022
  • Hidayah Martinez-Jaka, Student AVMA; 2021 – 2022 


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