Aquatic: Legislation & Regulations
Webinar: Certificates of Veterinary Inspection for Imports into Canada New Canadian regulations require import permits and veterinary certificates to…
Why Breed-specific Legislation Is not the Answer
Breed-specific legislation (BSL) targets specific breeds of dogs that are wrongly thought to all be dangerous – most frequently pit bull types –
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…
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 Legislative Mid-Year Report 2015
This report looks at state legislation and regulatory actions from the first half of 2015 that impact veterinary medicine.
State Legislative Update August 2014
August AVMA state legisaltive and regulatory update.
State Legislative Update October 2014
October AVMA state legisaltive and regulatory update.
State Legislative Update November 2014
November AVMA State Legislative and regulatory update
State Legislative Update May 2015
State Legislative Update for May 2015
State Legislative Update - May 2014
Monthly legislative update - May 2014
Task Force on Veterinary Compounding Legislation
AVMA Task Force on Veterinary Compounding Legislation Description
State Legislative Update June 2015
State Legislative Update.
State Legislative Update September 2014
September AVMA state legisaltive and regulatory update.
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.
COVID-19: New paid leave requirements
Learn about paid leave requirements manded under COVID-19 legislation.
Animal Health and Welfare Issues
AVMA legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine related to animal health, welfare and human-animal bond issues.
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: Paid leave exemptions for small business
Navigate COVID-19 paid leave requirements and what they mean for your veterinary practice.
Animal welfare advocacy and policy
AVMA policy facilitates direct support for good animal welfare. The association also advocates for responsible laws that help ensure animals' good…
Small Business Laws
As small business owners, veterinarians are impacted by a variety of federal and state laws. What are those laws, and what is AVMA doing to help?
Why should I volunteer?
Benefits of volunteering with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
AVMA policy from start to finish
How are policies developed at the AVMA? Who's involved in the process? Read about the pathways for AVMA policy-making, and view our flowchart.
Breed-specific Prohibited or Restricted Ordinances
summary of statutory and case law provisions on breed-specific local ordinances and state laws
Dr. Robert Thompson Jr. Candidacy Statement
Candidacy statement submitted by Dr. Robert Thompson Jr., candidate for AVMA District II director