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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Dr. Clark K. Fobian, District VII representative to the AVMA Executive Board, will likely be elected AVMA president-elect by
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
FDA describes legal limits of drug compounding
Agency says few uses allowed for raw active ingredients
Once more around the track
Racetrack-led coalition created to address horse racing deaths, safety concerns
AVMA request: Commenting deadline for compounding
NAVTA's Veterinary Nurse Initiative a work in progress
Although the Veterinary Nurse Initiative has seen little state legislative progress, it has made strides in other areas.
COVID-19: Paid leave exemptions for small business
Navigate COVID-19 paid leave requirements and what they mean for your veterinary practice.
COVID-19: New paid leave requirements
Learn about paid leave requirements manded under COVID-19 legislation.
COVID-19 small business loans
Learn about new loan programs provided through the Small Business Administration (SBA) for small businesses coping with the financial impacts of…
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 and student loans: What we know now
The federal government is providing student loan relief during the COVID-19 emergency. We've summarized important information that veterinary student…