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AVMA is committed to helping the veterinary community through the COVID-19 pandemic. Get actionable information on PPE, implementing social distancing…
COVID-19 legislation and relief programs
Find information about the laws, relief programs, and regulations enacted to assist veterinary small business owners, veterinarians, and veterinary…
COVID-19: New paid leave requirements
Learn about paid leave requirements manded under COVID-19 legislation.
COVID-19: Paid leave exemptions for small business
Navigate COVID-19 paid leave requirements and what they mean for your veterinary practice.
State and local advocacy
AVMA works with state and local veterinary associations to advocate for animal health, animal welfare, and the advancement of veterinary medicine. We…
Stay informed about AVMA advocacy
Stay up-to-date on legislation and regulations affecting veterinary medicine, and know how you can have an impact.
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…
Cannabis, Cannabis-Derived, and Cannabis-Related Products: Regulatory Status FAQ
Frequently asked questions about the regulatory status of cannabis, cannabis-derived, and cannabis-related products in veterinary medicine
One Health Career Paths
Career opportunity descriptions for qualified veterinarians interested in Public Health & One Health.
State Legislative Mid-Year Report 2015
This report looks at state legislation and regulatory actions from the first half of 2015 that impact veterinary medicine.
State Legislative Update June 2015
State Legislative Update.
State Legislative Update May 2015
State Legislative Update for May 2015
State Legislative Update November 2014
November AVMA State Legislative and regulatory update
State Legislative Update October 2014
October AVMA state legisaltive and regulatory update.
State Legislative Update September 2014
September AVMA state legisaltive and regulatory update.
State Legislative Update August 2014
August AVMA state legisaltive and regulatory update.
State Legislative Update - May 2014
Monthly legislative update - May 2014
Animal welfare advocacy and policy
AVMA policy facilitates direct support for good animal welfare. The association also advocates for responsible laws that help ensure animals' good…
Small Business Laws
As small business owners, veterinarians are impacted by a variety of federal and state laws. What are those laws, and what is AVMA doing to help?
Aquatic: Legislation & Regulations
Webinar: Certificates of Veterinary Inspection for Imports into Canada New Canadian regulations require import permits and veterinary certificates to…
Why Breed-specific Legislation Is not the Answer
Breed-specific legislation (BSL) targets specific breeds of dogs that are wrongly thought to all be dangerous – most frequently pit bull types –
Animal Health and Welfare Issues
AVMA legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine related to animal health, welfare and human-animal bond issues.
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…
Breed-specific Prohibited or Restricted Ordinances
summary of statutory and case law provisions on breed-specific local ordinances and state laws
Tips for effective letter writing to state legislators and other officials
Writing to lawmakers is one way to influence state and local laws and policy. Here are tips to write more effective letters.