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…
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…
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
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
Stay informed about AVMA advocacy
Stay up-to-date on legislation and regulations affecting veterinary medicine, and know how you can have an impact.
Politics, the art of the possible
Veterinarians are facing increasing efforts to regulate their profession.
Veterinary lawmakers a rare breed
The personal and professional lives of veterinarians are affected by legislation and regulation every day, from when they write a prescription to when…
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
Lawmakers want to restrict use of word 'meat'
Legislation in at least 13 states would define meat to exclude plant and cell culture products.
Gains for animal health in farm bill
Recently passed federal legislation will improve national animal disease detection and response capabilities.
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…
State and local advocacy
AVMA works with state and local veterinary associations to advocate for animal health, animal welfare, and the advancement of veterinary medicine. We…
Horse soring bill passes the House
Soring, the intentional injuring of a horse to exaggerate its gait as it performs in the show ring, has been an issue for the equine community for…
Q&A: As partisan storms rage, congressman tacks toward the center
As a moderate Democrat in the House of Representatives, Rep. Kurt Schrader is a rarity in a Congress riven by partisan passions.
AVMA health insurance returns
The AVMA and AVMA LIFE announced the return of an employer-based association health insurance program for AVMA members that will initially be…
AVMA addresses animal abuse, research cats and dogs, outdoor housing of pets
The AVMA Board of Directors, while meeting April 11-13, revised guidance for veterinarians
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
Officers on the road
The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, H.R. 857, has become a controversial bill
Groups provide new guidance on antimicrobials
The AVMA, Canadian VMA, and Federation of Veterinarians of Europe are calling for continuous monitoring of antimicrobial use and resistance at a…
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
Emerging animal welfare ethic transcends borders
posted September 1, 2004 U.S., U.K. perspectives The animal rights movement and the recent emergence of…