Overtime pay regulations: What’s next?
Update: The U.S. Department of Labor on December 2 appealed Judge Mazzant's decision to the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans. With…
New regulation requires overtime pay for more employees
Labor Department offers webinars to explain new rules A new rule finalized last week by the U.S. Department of Labor requires time-and-a-half overtime…
Small-business summit marks legislative successes, goals
Posted on October 15, 2004 Health care costs, frivolous lawsuits key concerns The AVMA was among more than 300 small-business advocates who
Upcoming legislative activity to center on education
With 88 percent of veterinary students borrowing from federal student loan programs, according to the 2016 AVMA & AAVMC Report on
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
President urges Congress to pass association health plan legislation
President urges Congress to pass association health plan legislation The greatest number of Americans without…
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
Politics, the art of the possible
Veterinarians are facing increasing efforts to regulate their profession.
Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act
This legislation amends the Toxic Substances Control Act.
50 years later, animal welfare act is a work in progress
The Animal Welfare Act was signed into law in 1966, originally to protect laboratory animals while also regulating animal dealers and the
Horse slaughter bill making waves
Legislation that would prohibit the slaughter of horses for human consumption is making waves
AVMA backs national efforts to make higher education affordable
The AVMA is supporting two legislative initiatives aimed at reducing the educational debt of veterinary students and graduates
Approved animal drugs to increase under new law
President Bush signed into law Aug. 2 legislation that will increase the number of approved animal drugs
Legal challenges, now and tomorrow
Veterinarians must educate legislators, judges, and the public about the ways in which veterinary medicine benefits human and animal health
Fiscal 2017 agriculture appropriations passes important hurdle in the House
The House Appropriations Committee passed by voice vote its fiscal 2017 Agriculture Appropriations bill on April 19. The legislation funds important…
Laws take aim at wildlife pets
On June 2, Minnesota became the latest state to prohibit residents from possessing dangerous wild animals as pets.
AVMA Board of Directors calls for more discussion on the Sunshine Act
After careful review and examination by several volunteer committees, the AVMA Board of Directors at its Jan. 8 meeting decided to take a position of…
Making their voices heard
Nearly 100 veterinarians and veterinary students lobbied Congress this March for student loan debt relief and against a proposed
MUMS office established; FDA requests input
The new office is now requesting comment on the implementation of the MUMS Animal Health Act, which became law Aug. 2, 2004.
Creation of antimicrobials committee among Board acts
The AVMA Committee on Antimicrobials, created by the Board of Directors this past June, will streamline a complicated and inefficient
Pet medication hearing: AVMA testimony strives to protect, advance veterinary interests
[caption id="attachment_15211" align="alignright" width="276"] AVMA Board Chair Dr. John de Jong[/caption] Dr. John de Jong, chair of the AVMA Board…
Officers on the road
The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, H.R. 857, has become a controversial bill
AVMA advocates against prescription mandate bill
In April, AVMA Board of Directors chair Dr. John de Jong testified before a House subcommittee about the Fairness to Pet Owners
What is the value of AVMA membership?
Veterinary leaders change at FDA
Two Food and Drug Administration executives overseeing veterinary medicine are leaving the agency.