The veterinary profession's role in addressing the opioid epidemic
AVMA strongly recommends that veterinarians, legislators, state veterinary medical boards, and state pharmacy boards work together to create practical…
AVMA Web site offers additional updates on state proposals
The AVMA Web site now features more frequent updates on the status of select state bills and regulations under consideration
AVMA to seek congressional resolution honoring veterinary anniversary
Wildlife, assistance dogs, and military veterinarians are just some of the subjects of bills added to the AVMA's federal legislative
Prescription mandates: new bill, same problems
For several consecutive congressional sessions, the AVMA has led the charge to defeat legislation that would require veterinarians to provide written…
AVMA advances veterinary students’ needs in federal talks on higher education funding
Despite a lengthy legislative to-do list, Congress continues efforts to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, a wide-ranging bill that authorizes…
USDA exempts more exhibitors, owners from licensing
People who breed and sell only a few, nondangerous animals or who seldom exhibit such animals are exempt from federal licensing requirements.
Speaking up and making our voice heard
President’s Column: Dr. John de Jong Last month, I shared with you my commitment to advocate on behalf of the veterinary profession by engaging with…
Lowering hurdles of licenses
Government and veterinary leaders are trying to make it easier for professionals to keep working when they change states.
Law improves veterinary access to FDA-approved drugs
Veterinarians received good news from Washington recently: lawmakers passed the Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2018 (H.R.…
What's in a name?
Two years ago, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America formed the Veterinary Nurse Initiative coalition.
Another ballot initiative increases housing size for farm animals
As consumers demand to know more about the origin of their foods, the trend toward less-restrictive housing for farm animals has accelerated in recent…
AVMA Board meets with USDA official
AVMA’s Board of Directors met with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under secretary for marketing and regulatory programs during last…
Telehealth poses new possibilities, problems
Telehealth in veterinary medicine continues to advance with greater use by corporate and private
Senate takes up veterinary services bill
The Senate version of the Veterinarian Services Investment Act was introduced Sept. 24 by Democrat Debbie Stabenow of
Cannabis research for veterinary patients advancing, cautiously
More than half the country has legalized marijuana use in one form or another.