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…
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
Tips for effective letter writing to state legislators and other officials
Writing to lawmakers is one way to influence state and local laws and policy. Here are tips to write more effective letters.
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
Animal Health and Welfare Issues
AVMA legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine related to animal health, welfare and human-animal bond issues.
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…
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
Breed-specific Prohibited or Restricted Ordinances
summary of statutory and case law provisions on breed-specific local ordinances and state laws
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
Issuing Health Certificates for Export of Live Finfish, Crustaceans, Mollusks, and Their Products
Formal title: Docket Number [04-101-1] Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection (12/3/04) Summary: Three federal agencies are…
Ohio restricting wild animal ownership
Starting in September, most Ohio residents will be unable to collect or sell wild animals that the state deems to be dangerous
Congress considers US egg production standards
United Egg Producers and the Humane Society of the United States want Congress to approve new standards for U.S. egg producers.
Dr. Clark K. Fobian, District VII representative to the AVMA Executive Board, will likely be elected AVMA president-elect by
Supreme Court strikes down Calif. slaughter rules
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in January that the state of California cannot prohibit the slaughter of pigs that become
Dog and cat population control
The population of dogs and cats in the U.S. exceeds the capacity of our society to care and provide homes for them as companion animals.
The slow rise of generic animal drugs
In human medicine, generic drugs accounted for 88 percent of prescriptions dispensed in the United States as of 2014. Currently, generic
Momentum continues for AVMA activities
Summits on educational debt and wellness, recommendations from a task force on drug compounding, and economic reports on topics
How big is Florida's python problem?
New restrictions on the constrictor-snake trade are meant to prevent a repeat of what has happened with the Burmese python in the Florida Everglades.
Triage follows deep cuts
Public health departments, battered by budget cuts, are reducing services and employing fewer people, including veterinarians.