Aquatic: Legislation & Regulations
Webinar: Certificates of Veterinary Inspection for Imports into Canada New Canadian regulations require import permits and veterinary certificates…
Legislation would regulate puppy mills
A Senate subcommittee recently held a hearing about a controversial bill aimed at regulating puppy mills by bringing federal oversight to large-scale…
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
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…
AVMA proactive in influencing legislation
One bill's language partly adopted from AVMA model act posted July 18, 2010 Crush videos, aquaculture, and puppy mills are just some of the…
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 the Market for…
Scoring system prioritizes AVMA response to bills and regulations
The AVMA has adopted a scoring system that will enable the Association to more effectively address federal legislative and regulative proposals
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
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
Why Breed-specific Legislation Is not the Answer
Breed-specific legislation (BSL) targets specific breeds of dogs that are wrongly thought to all be dangerous – most frequently pit bull types –
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
AVMA sets its legislative agenda for 108th Congress
Bills address animal drugs, economics of the profession, and health insurance
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.
AAFCO calls for more research on hemp products in animal food
The Association of American Feed Control Officials has issued a position paper and call to action on hemp and its byproducts in livestock feed and pet…
Animal Care faulted for lax oversight of problem dog breeders
New legislation aims to strengthen regulations, close Internet loophole
Stay informed about AVMA advocacy
Stay up-to-date on legislation and regulations affecting veterinary medicine, and know how you can have an impact.
AVMA request: Commenting deadline for compounding
New COVID-19 stimulus supports veterinary profession
The COVID-19 relief package enacted March 11 contains AVMA-championed provisions that are critical to supporting veterinary professionals and…
NAVTA's Veterinary Nurse Initiative a work in progress
Although the Veterinary Nurse Initiative has seen little state legislative progress, it has made strides in other areas.
Politics, the art of the possible
Veterinarians are facing increasing efforts to regulate their profession.
Bill aims to improve dog importation process
Legislation recently introduced by the three veterinarians in Congress would give new tools and authority to the federal government to monitor and…
Gains for animal health in farm bill
Recently passed federal legislation will improve national animal disease detection and response capabilities.
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…
Lawmakers want to restrict use of word 'meat'
Legislation in at least 13 states would define meat to exclude plant and cell culture products.