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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
Mid-Year Summary - August 15, 2012
State Legislative Mid-Year Report August 15, 2012 American Veterinary Medical Association Communications Division State Legislative and…
State & local animal welfare issues
A wide range of animal welfare issues draw government attention at state and local levels. These include animal abuse and cruelty, companion animal…
State and local pharmacy and vaccination issues
Pharmacy and drug topics are a common subject of state legislation and regulation. Find resources to inform discussion about these important topics.
State and local scope of practice issues
Scope-of-practice issues are critical to veterinary medicine, and to the health and safety of our animal patients. When state and local lawmakers…
Legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine on pharmaceutical issues.
Animal Health and Welfare Issues
AVMA legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine related to animal health, welfare and human-animal bond issues.
Small Business Issues
Legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine on small business issues before the U.S. Congress.
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…
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…
Aquatic Animal Disease, Inspection, Certification and Veterinary Medicine
Farmed aquatic animals (aquatic livestock or aquaculture) is now a $1 billion industry in the U.S. and affects the agriculture economy of every state.…
State regulation of companion animal breeders and dealers
During the past few years, the regulation of high-volume dog breeders and dealers has become one of the most prominent issues in animal legislation
State Laws Governing Elective Surgical Procedures
Several states regulate veterinary procedures such as tail docking, ear cropping and devocalization.
State laws governing veterinary records retention. Typically states require veterinarians keep records 3-5 years after last patient exam/treatment.
Louisiana veterinary loan repayment laws
August 2008 Louisiana Revised StatutesTitle 17. EducationChapter 20-B-6. Veterinary School Loans for Certain Veterinary Students§ 3042.61.…
Nebraska veterinary loan repayment laws
August 2008 LEGISLATIVE BILL 1172 Section 1. Sections 1 to 8 of this act shall be known and may be cited as the Food Supply Animal Veterinary…
Breed-specific Prohibited or Restricted Ordinances
summary of statutory and case law provisions on breed-specific local ordinances and state laws
Scope of Practice: Complementary and alternative veterinary medicine (CAVM) and other practice act exemptions
state laws relating to complementary and alternative treatments and exemptions from veterinary practice acts
September 2011 American Embryo Transfer Association (AETA) Certified Embryo Transfer Practitioner Source Notes Required level of general …
September 2011 Oklahoma Veterinary Practice Act Nonveterinary Reproductive Services Technician Source Notes Required level of general
Chiropractics – College of Chiropractic
September 2011 Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) Chiropractor Source Notes Required level of general education 90 semester hours (the equivalent of…
September 2011 American Veterariny Chiropractic Association (AVCA) Certified Animal Chriopractor Source Notes Required level of general