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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
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
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.
Stay informed about AVMA advocacy
Stay up-to-date on legislation and regulations affecting veterinary medicine, and know how you can have an impact.
State and local pharmacy and vaccination issues
Pharmacy and drug topics are a common subject of state legislation and regulation. Find resources to inform discussion about these important topics.
Legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine on pharmaceutical issues.
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…
Mid-Year Summary - August 15, 2012
State Legislative Mid-Year Report August 15, 2012 American Veterinary Medical Association Communications Division State Legislative and…
State Laws Governing Elective Surgical Procedures
Several states regulate veterinary procedures such as tail docking, ear cropping and devocalization.
Animal Tethering Prohibitions
Several state laws and regulations address the issue of tethering companion animals, specifically dogs.
Small Business Issues
Legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine on small business issues before the U.S. Congress.
Animal Health and Welfare Issues
AVMA legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine related to animal health, welfare and human-animal bond issues.
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…
Louisiana veterinary loan repayment laws
August 2008 Louisiana Revised StatutesTitle 17. EducationChapter 20-B-6. Veterinary School Loans for Certain Veterinary Students§ 3042.61.…
State and local advocacy
AVMA works with state and local veterinary associations to advocate for animal health, animal welfare, and the advancement of veterinary medicine. We…
State & local animal welfare issues
A wide range of animal welfare issues draw government attention at state and local levels. These include animal abuse and cruelty, companion animal…
September 2011 Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Source Notes Required level of general education …
September 2011 National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Body (NCBTMB) Certified Massage Therapist Source Notes Required…
State veterinary loan-repayment program summary
summary of state laws addressing state veterinary loan programs
Breed-specific Prohibited or Restricted Ordinances
summary of statutory and case law provisions on breed-specific local ordinances and state laws
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 & 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…
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