AVMA's Legislative Scoring System
AVMA prioritizes how it will address bills or regulations when they are posed in Congress.
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…
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
Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act
This legislation would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the distribution and labeling related to bioengineered foods.
Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act
This legislation amends the Toxic Substances Control Act.
Legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine on pharmaceutical issues.
AVMA legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine in appropriations issues.
Legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine on food-related issues.
Conservation and Environmental Issues
AVMA legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine related to environmental and conservation issues.
Legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine on research-related issues.
COVID-19: New paid leave requirements
Learn about paid leave requirements manded under COVID-19 legislation.
Backyard Poultry: Know the Legalities Regarding Treatment Options
Even if a goose, chicken or other poultry is kept as a pet, it is classified and regulated as a food animal species by the FDA.
Small Business Issues
Legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine on small business issues before the U.S. Congress.
Student debt advocacy
Legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine on issues dealing with veterinary schools and veterinary education.
Animal Health and Welfare Issues
AVMA legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine related to animal health, welfare and human-animal bond issues.
AVMA request: Commenting deadline for compounding
Advocating for small business
The AVMA supports a business environment that allows veterinarians to thrive in rewarding and financially sustainable careers. We advocate for…
March 2014 - AVMA Advocate
VMMA advances in the House; Alternative soring bill is introduced
COVID-19: Paid leave exemptions for small business
Navigate COVID-19 paid leave requirements and what they mean for your veterinary practice.
The AVMA Advocate - September 2013
Table of contents for the September 2013 issue of The AVMA Advocate newsletter: updates on congressional action affecting veterinarians and veterinary…
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…
Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act: FAQs for Veterinarians
Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act ensures veterinarians can carry controlled substances outside their workplaces, to provide complete care for their…
Hydraulic fracturing chemicals and mixtures
AVMA comments on FR Docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2011-1019
Administration and dispensing of compounded veterinary drugs
The AVMA wants veterinarians to know and understand the rules of compounding in their states.
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…