VMA Resource Center

State licensing boards subject to FTC antitrust jurisdiction​

(1 March 2015)

In a case that will impact state veterinary licensing boards, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the FTC has jurisdiction over a state dental board's action to exclude non-dentists from the market for teeth whitening services. [more]

Speak with your clients…about declawing​

(1 March 2015)

Your state or local government may be considering measures to restrict declawing of domestic cats, which is a controversial topic in companion animal medicine. The AVMA recently created a convenient handout for cat owners who are considering having their cats declawed. [more]

Summary: Council on Education listening session at WVC

(16 February 2015)

The Council on Education (COE) held a second listening session at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas on Sunday, February 15, 2015. [more​]

Anti-vaccination movement and pet health

(6 February 2015)

There’s been a lot of media attention to the anti-vaccination movement, particularly its role in the ongoing measles outbreak in the U.S. [more]

Cooperative effort between AVMA Economics and VMAs

(5 February 2015)

AVMA's Economics Division (AVMA ECON) has begun to work with specific VMAs to assist in the development of data collection and analysis of the information required to develop specific workforce models for states and specific markets for veterinarians. [more]

COE accreditation renewal hearing

(12 December 2014)

The AVMA Council on Education (COE) recently participated in an accreditation renewal hearing with the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) of the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). This hearing was part of a routine assessment process conducted by the USDE with all of its accrediting bodies. [more]

VLC scholarship recipients announced; conference registration still open

(10 December 2014)

We’re proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 Veterinary Leadership Conference (VLC) Scholarships, funded by the AVMA and Zoetis. The recipients represent individuals graduating from veterinary school within the past 15 years and/or those underrepresented in veterinary leadership. [more]

November AVMA Board meeting wrap-up

(3 December 2014)

At its November 20-22 meeting, the AVMA Board of Directors took action on a number of AVMA policies and held a number of strategic discussions. [more

Calling all leaders! Apply today for the Future Leaders Program

(3 December 2014)

​Applications are now accepted for the AVMA Future Leaders Program, a great way for AVMA members just emerging in their career (15 years out from veterinary school or less) and looking for an exciting year-long program to help them blaze their leadership path. [more]

Changing the rules for pharmacy

(15 October 2014)

Did you miss the recent AVMA Public Policy Symposium? If so, read a summary of the two sessions on various pharmacy issues. [more]

Finding a way forward with nonprofit service providers

(15 October 2014)

Did you miss the recent AVMA Public Policy Symposium? If so, read a summary of the session on nonprofit providers delivering veterinary services. [more]

What does the DEA’s final disposal rule mean for veterinary practices?

(1 October 2014)

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) final rule, published 9/9/2014 and effective 10/9/2014, will establish more options for the secure disposal of controlled substances by practitioners and their clients. [more

Humane Endings: AVMA to host symposium on the euthanasia, humane slaughter and depopulation of animals

(1 October 2014)

AVMA members are invited to a unique animal welfare symposium that will bring together thought leaders from around the globe as they explore best practices for euthanasia, humane slaughter and depopulation across animal species. [more

New online tool to help veterinarians reach financial goals

(18 August 2014)

The AVMA has created an online Personal Financial Planning Tool, which helps its members build a personalized estimate of their budget needs and helps them set financial goals. [more]

Senators introduce new bill that places sweeping prescription mandate on veterinarians

(11 August 2014)

Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced a bill under the guise of saving consumers money on their pets’ medications. [more]

Using the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act in practice

(11 August 2014)

With the recent signing of the new Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act into law, the AVMA has heard from members who have questions about how to be compliant with the law in accordance with the DEA’s rules and regulations. [more]