What’s happening on Capitol Hill: Advocacy update

Published on February 02, 2022
Capitol building

Federal legislation backed by the AVMA would strengthen dog importation requirements, provide more resources to monitor the health of dogs entering the United States, and require toxicity warning labels on foods containing xylitol.

AVMA also is working to make sure the U.S. Education Department’s overhaul of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program responds to the needs of veterinary borrowers.

These initiatives are outlined in the latest Capitol Hill update video on AVMA’s YouTube channel, which summarizes recent developments in Washington that affect veterinarians and veterinary teams.

AVMA’s work to promote and advance veterinary medicine ensures that veterinary perspectives are heard and considered in the nation's capital. AVMA advocacy is foundational in supporting our profession, and it makes a difference in the lives of veterinary professionals, our patients, and our clients.

Get involved

AVMA’s large and diverse membership powers this advocacy work. Policymakers listen because the Association speaks with the combined voices of more than 99,500 members. 

Your individual voice can amplify the AVMA’s voice. Discover simple actions you can take on the issues that matter most to you through the AVMA’s Congressional Advocacy Network, at avma.org/AVMACAN.

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