Ohio restricting wild animal ownership
Starting in September, most Ohio residents will be unable to collect or sell wild animals that the state deems to be dangerous
Dr. Clark K. Fobian, District VII representative to the AVMA Executive Board, will likely be elected AVMA president-elect by
What is FSVM?
Veterinarians protect America's – and the world's – food supply from the farm to the dinner table.
The AVMA recognizes the pressing need for effective actions to ensure the future health of aquatic animals and ecosystems
Dog and cat population control
The population of dogs and cats in the U.S. exceeds the capacity of our society to care and provide homes for them as companion animals.
Veterinarians have a vital role in advancing and maintaining food safety for the benefit of society.
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…
Student debt advocacy
Legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine on issues dealing with veterinary schools and veterinary education.
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
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.
State veterinary loan-repayment program summary
summary of state laws addressing state veterinary loan programs
A regulator and source of aid, born in civil war
The Department of Agriculture has grown from a collector and distributor of farming information during the 1860s to, today, a
How big is Florida's python problem?
New restrictions on the constrictor-snake trade are meant to prevent a repeat of what has happened with the Burmese python in the Florida Everglades.
Supreme Court strikes down Calif. slaughter rules
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in January that the state of California cannot prohibit the slaughter of pigs that become
Congress considers US egg production standards
United Egg Producers and the Humane Society of the United States want Congress to approve new standards for U.S. egg producers.
Scope-of-practice laws draw attacks
Veterinarians, like other licensed medical providers, have increasingly voiced concern over laypersons providing care without proper
Beef recall sparks hearings, tightened inspections
Video of cows too sick or injured to stand being dragged by chains, rolled with forklifts, and shot with high-intensity water hoses by employees of