Hot Issues

Protecting Veterinary Medicine

Prescription mandates aren’t needed

The misleadingly named "Fairness to Pet Owners Act" would force veterinarians to provide prescriptions for companion animals, even if the client does not want one and regardless where the medication is available.

Veterinarians need access to compounding

Drug compounding is needed in veterinary medicine to provide individualized medication for specific patients with special needs not met by FDA-approved drug products.

Professional Issues

Animal food / product recalls and alerts

Get the latest information on recalls and alerts issued regarding pet and animal feeds, including dog and cat foods and treats as well as feeds for livestock, poultry and other species.

Antimicrobial use and resistance

Antimicrobials must be used appropriately and responsibly. It's called judicious use. This is critical to preserve their effectiveness, protect animal and public health, and provide a safe food supply. Veterinarians are leaders and stewards in preserving the effectiveness of antimicrobials.