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…
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
Task force to develop proposal for compounding legislation
A new AVMA task force will develop a proposal for federal legislation to address issues related to veterinary compounding
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 September 2014
September AVMA state legisaltive and regulatory update.
Bill aims to improve dog importation process
Legislation recently introduced by the three veterinarians in Congress would give new tools and authority to the federal government to monitor and…
COVID-19: New paid leave requirements
Learn about paid leave requirements manded under COVID-19 legislation.
Veterinary feed directive now in effect
Veterinary feed directive now in effect The final regulation implementing the veterinary feed directive went into effect
NAVTA's Veterinary Nurse Initiative a work in progress
Although the Veterinary Nurse Initiative has seen little state legislative progress, it has made strides in other areas.
COVID-19 loans are supporting veterinary teams and patients
SBA data show that stimulus loans provided through the federal Paycheck Protection Program have played a key role in supporting veterinary care and…
Veterinary mobility bill clears Senate
The AVMA praised the Senate for passing “commonsense legislation” that would allow veterinarians to legally transport controlled substances
Quietly assisting the state VMAs with many issues is the AVMA State Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Department within the AVMA
Uniform horse-racing rules gaining momentum
Proposed uniform national horse-racing reforms by the RMTC involve medication regulation and enforcement, including laboratory testing.
Bill would ban double-decker trailers for horse transport
The AVMA has long advocated for this prohibition, which is included in a $500 billion infrastructure bill proposed in the U.S. House of…
AVMA request: Commenting deadline for compounding
Veterinarian-sponsored dog importation bill introduced in Congress
This week, the Healthy Dog Importation Act was introduced in Congress to ensure that all dogs entering the country are healthy and not at risk to…
COVID-19: Answering the call together
Your national association is working around the clock to develop guidance, resources, and information to support the veterinary community in these…
COVID-19 and student loans: What we know now
The federal government is providing student loan relief during the COVID-19 emergency. We've summarized important information that veterinary student…
COVID-19: Paid leave exemptions for small business
Navigate COVID-19 paid leave requirements and what they mean for your veterinary practice.
Board chair embraces veterinary family ties
Dr. Rena Carlson, chair of the AVMA Board of Directors, has held leadership roles since early in her veterinary career. She spoke to JAVMA News about…
Once more around the track
Racetrack-led coalition created to address horse racing deaths, safety concerns
AVMA revises declawing policy
Policy discourages procedure but defers to veterinarians on each case