AVMA's Legislative Scoring System
AVMA prioritizes how it will address bills or regulations when they are posed in Congress.
AVMA opposes prescription mandate legislation
Veterinary prescription mandates are bad for veterinarians, and bad for our patients. This legislation interferes in the veterinarian-client-patient…
State VMA tool kit for legislative advocacy
compilation of resources designed to provide executive directors of VMAs with a quick, step-by-step guide on how to plan a legislative effort
Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act
This legislation would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the distribution and labeling related to bioengineered foods.
Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act
This legislation amends the Toxic Substances Control Act.
Legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine on pharmaceutical issues.
AVMA legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine in appropriations issues.
Legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine on food-related issues.
Conservation and Environmental Issues
AVMA legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine related to environmental and conservation issues.
Legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine on research-related issues.
Backyard Poultry: Know the Legalities Regarding Treatment Options
Even if a goose, chicken or other poultry is kept as a pet, it is classified and regulated as a food animal species by the FDA.
Small Business Issues
Legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine on small business issues before the U.S. Congress.
Student debt advocacy
Legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine on issues dealing with veterinary schools and veterinary education.
Animal Health and Welfare Issues
AVMA legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine related to animal health, welfare and human-animal bond issues.
March 2014 - AVMA Advocate
VMMA advances in the House; Alternative soring bill is introduced
Advocating for small business
The AVMA supports a business environment that allows veterinarians to thrive in rewarding and financially sustainable careers. We advocate for…
Opioid abuse and drug shortages
Use these resources to help navigate the challenges posed by human opioid abuse and opioid shortages.
The AVMA Advocate - September 2013
Table of contents for the September 2013 issue of The AVMA Advocate newsletter: updates on congressional action affecting veterinarians and veterinary…
Making Additional Drugs Available for Minor Species and Minor Uses in Major Species
Formal title: Docket Number [2005N-0329] Designation of New Animal Drugs for Minor Uses or Minor Species Brief Description: The FDA proposes…
Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act: FAQs for Veterinarians
Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act ensures veterinarians can carry controlled substances outside their workplaces, to provide complete care for their…
Hydraulic fracturing chemicals and mixtures
AVMA comments on FR Docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2011-1019
Issuing Health Certificates for Export of Live Finfish, Crustaceans, Mollusks, and Their Products
Formal title: Docket Number [04-101-1] Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection (12/3/04) Summary: Three federal agencies are…
Receipt of Petition Requesting EPA to Classify all Rodenticide Products Containing Strychnine as Restricted Use Pesticides
Formal title: Docket Number [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0815; FRL-8802-3] Receipt of Petition Requesting EPA to Classify all Rodenticide Products Containing…
Swine Brucellosis and Pseudorabies Proposed Action Plan
Feral swine pose SB and PRV disease risks to US commercial and transitional production swine herds, and current programs don’t adequately address…
Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act is now law
President Obama signed the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, making it legal for veterinarians to have access to travel with and use controlled…