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
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
September 2011 Maryland State Board of Acupuncture Certified Animal Acupuncturist Source Notes Required level of general education …
September 2011 National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Body (NCBTMB) Certified Massage Therapist Source Notes Required…
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
State & 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…
AVMA files brief in trade restriction case
The AVMA is among medical associations that contend in a brief that state professional boards should not be subject to Federal Trade
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
Where to draw the line
In some areas of the country, rural veterinarians are struggling to maintain practice viability and client profitability