Small Business Laws

Taxes & Liens

IRS Regulations on Taxing Medical Devices, 2012 (FAQ)

Frequently asked questions about the 2012 regulation imposing a 2.3 percent excise tax on the sale of certain medical devices.

State Taxes Charged on Veterinary Sales and Services

Our state-by-state guide helps you know what taxes are charged for veterinary sales and services in your state, and how these compare with other states across the nation. Includes Puerto Rico.

Veterinary Liens: Summary of State Laws

As a business owner, it's important for you to know the laws governing veterinary liens in your area. This state-by-state listing summarizes statutory and regulatory provisions addressing the availability of veterinary liens.

Proposals in Congress

Small Business Legislation

The AVMA works to protect the interests of veterinarians by advocating on federal legislative and regulatory issues that affect the veterinary profession. Here are the small business issues our Government Relations Division is currently monitoring in Congress.

State & Local Laws

Business Laws

From patient records to facility standards and loan repayment, state and local mandates affect a wide variety of issues that are important to your veterinary practice – and your bottom line.

Non-economic Damages

AVMA believes the interests of animals and their owners are best protected by the current legal framework that allows for potential recovery of economic damages in negligence litigation involving animals. Learn about the pros and cons of proposals to allow non-economic damages.