Lawmakers seek expansion of animal welfare regulations
A New York Times story exposing alleged abuses at an agricultural research facility has prompted legislation to expand federal animal
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…
Report summarizes state legislation and elections
State legislatures passed a number of bills in 2014 that impact animals and veterinary medicine, and 18 veterinarians are serving in
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 May 2015
State Legislative Update for May 2015
State Legislative Update June 2015
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AVMA takes a stand on legislative initiatives
To help speed the implementation of the U.S. Animal Identification Plan, the AVMA has vowed to actively pursue legislation
House continues push for passage of Association Health Plan legislation
This legislation would greatly expand opportunities for small employers to provide affordable health insurance benefits to their employees
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…
Politics, the art of the possible
Veterinarians are facing increasing efforts to regulate their profession.
COVID-19: New paid leave requirements
Learn about paid leave requirements manded under COVID-19 legislation.
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…
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.
Horse slaughter bill making waves
Legislation that would prohibit the slaughter of horses for human consumption is making waves
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…
AVMA request: Commenting deadline for compounding
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
FDA describes legal limits of drug compounding
Agency says few uses allowed for raw active ingredients
International joint statements address horse slaughter, rabies in dogs
The AVMA has adopted a joint statement on horse slaughter with the Canadian and Mexican veterinary associations and a joint statement
Officers on the road
The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, H.R. 857, has become a controversial bill
We listened, and we’re acting, on veterinary compounding
Drawing on the guidance of more than 2,000 members who contacted us about the importance of compounded drugs in patient care, AVMA today (Nov. 16,…
Initiative focuses on racing integrity
The American Association of Equine Practitioners has created an initiative called Prescription for Racing Reform