AVMA releases report on state legislation
The AVMA State Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Department recently released a year-end report on more than 1,400 bills that
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.
Animal Tethering Prohibitions
Several state laws and regulations address the issue of tethering companion animals, specifically dogs.
State veterinary loan-repayment program summary
summary of state laws addressing state veterinary loan programs
State Advocacy Issue
Pharmacy board regulation of veterinary prescription drugs Updated July 2011 This is a summary of the laws that AVMA is aware of governing state…
How local government impacts veterinary medicine
Local governments at the city, county, and township level have a direct impact on veterinarians and veterinary medicine.
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
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
September 2011 Colorado Veterinary Practice Act Registered Animal Chiropractor Source Notes Required level of general education Licensed…
September 2011 Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Source Notes Required level of general education …
September 2011 New Hampshire Veterinary Practice Act Animal Physical Therapist Source Notes Required level of general education Licensed PT…
September 2011 International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) Veterinary Acupuncturist Source Notes Required level of general