Hot Issues

Protecting Veterinary Medicine


Veterinarians Need Access to Compounding

The FDA has drafted new guidance outlining bulk-compounding activities that are less likely to trigger FDA enforcement, including plans to create a "positive" list of ingredients largely geared toward office-use purposes. The AVMA is collecting nominations for ingredients to include on this list. We need your help with the list, and with answers to other questions FDA has posed.

Prescription Mandates

Proposal Would Mandate Prescription Writing

The so-called Fairness to Pet Owners Act would require veterinarians to give written copies of every prescription for companion animals, whether or not a client requests it.

Rural Veterinary Care

Help Rural Communities Get Veterinary Care

Ranchers and farmers depend on veterinarians to ensure herd health and a safe food supply. But many rural areas lack access to veterinary care. Congress can change this by passing the VMLRP Enhancement Act.

Professional Issues

Pet Food / Product Recalls and Alerts

Pet 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.

Veterinary Feed

Veterinary Feed Directives

Effective January 1, 2017, stricter federal rules will regulate how medically important antibiotics—medications that are important for treating human disease—can be administered to animals in feed and drinking water. Every veterinarian needs to understand the new rules.

Zika and Animals

Zika and Animals

The growing incidence of Zika virus infections in the United States may lead to questions among pet owners. Our Zika and Animals FAQ provides answers along with links to additional resources.