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
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 August 2014
August AVMA state legisaltive and regulatory update.
State Legislative Update October 2014
October AVMA state legisaltive and regulatory update.
State Legislative Update November 2014
November AVMA State Legislative and regulatory update
State Legislative Update May 2015
State Legislative Update for May 2015
State Legislative Update - May 2014
Monthly legislative update - May 2014
State Legislative Update June 2015
State Legislative Update.
State Legislative Update September 2014
September AVMA state legisaltive and regulatory update.
Veterinary mobility bill clears Senate
The AVMA praised the Senate for passing “commonsense legislation” that would allow veterinarians to legally transport controlled substances
Quietly assisting the state VMAs with many issues is the AVMA State Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Department within the AVMA
Uniform horse-racing rules gaining momentum
Proposed uniform national horse-racing reforms by the RMTC involve medication regulation and enforcement, including laboratory testing.
Animal welfare advocacy and policy
AVMA policy facilitates direct support for good animal welfare. The association also advocates for responsible laws that help ensure animals' good…
Small Business Laws
As small business owners, veterinarians are impacted by a variety of federal and state laws. What are those laws, and what is AVMA doing to help?
Finding a way forward with nonprofit service providers
Representatives of the groups spoke about these efforts during the 2014 AVMA Public Policy Symposium, Sept. 5-6 in Rosemont, Illinois.
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
Changing the rules for pharmacy
The ever-changing state and federal rules governing pharmacy within veterinary medicine were the subject of a wide-ranging session
Anti-soring advocates ride on Washington
The Prevent All Soring Tactics Act (H.R. 1518/S. 1406) generated a lot discussion among the American Horse Council’s advisory committees
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,…
AVMA names 2014-2015 congressional fellows
The three veterinarians chosen to participate in the 2014-2015 AVMA Congressional Science Fellowship Program were announced in May.
Georgia alumni recognized for contributions
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine recently recognized five alumni for service to the college and the veterinary
Initiative focuses on racing integrity
The American Association of Equine Practitioners has created an initiative called Prescription for Racing Reform
Congressional session in review
Several AVMA-supported bills promoting animal health and welfare and advancing the veterinary profession were passed in the previous
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The face of the veterinary profession was changing.