A regulator and source of aid, born in civil war
The Department of Agriculture has grown from a collector and distributor of farming information during the 1860s to, today, a
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.
Veterinary feed directive now in effect
Veterinary feed directive now in effect The final regulation implementing the veterinary feed directive went into effect
Animal Health and Welfare Issues
AVMA legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine related to animal health, welfare and human-animal bond issues.
Why should I volunteer?
Benefits of volunteering with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
The AVMA recognizes the pressing need for effective actions to ensure the future health of aquatic animals and ecosystems
AVMA provides background on policies
The AVMA has developed a backgrounder that clarifies the purpose of the Association’s policies and summarizes the process
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
AVMA maintains high profile through meeting attendance
The Executive Board authorized AVMA representation at the following meetings.
Funds released to aid California VMA in latest licensing battle
Executive Board coverage Funds released to aid California VMA in latest licensing battle The AVMA has…
Committee on Environmental Issues
The Committee on Environmental Issues entity description; including charge and representation.
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…
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
Board gives guides on workplace, competition, courts
Policy changes enacted in April provide new or adjusted advice from the AVMA on work environments, competition, court-ordered
CEI roadmap for environmental leadership priorities
The goal of AVMA's Committee on Environmental Issues (CEI) is to provide leadership to the AVMA on environmental issues that may impact animal health,…
Committee on Disaster and Emergency Issues
The Committee on Disaster and Emergency Issues was established in November, 2001 by the Executive Board. The purpose of the Committee is to address…
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.
Dr. Clark K. Fobian, District VII representative to the AVMA Executive Board, will likely be elected AVMA president-elect by
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
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.
What is FSVM?
Veterinarians protect America's – and the world's – food supply from the farm to the dinner table.
Veterinarians have a vital role in advancing and maintaining food safety for the benefit of society.
We are not your father’s AVMA
Over the past five years, AVMA Executive Vice President Ron DeHaven has been working behind the scenes with Association leaders to transform the…
AASV guiding members around black holes, in new directions - April 15, 2001
AASV guiding members around black holes, in new directions The American Association of Swine Veterinarians imparted