Legislation At A Glance
The AVMA supports passage of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510). In addition to giving the Health and Human
AVMA continues opposition to pet prescription legislation
The AVMA has renewed its opposition to federal legislation that would require a veterinarian to provide a client with a written prescription
Task force to develop proposal for compounding legislation
A new AVMA task force will develop a proposal for federal legislation to address issues related to veterinary compounding
Task Force on Veterinary Compounding Legislation
AVMA Task Force on Veterinary Compounding Legislation Description
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
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…
COVID-19 loans are supporting veterinary teams and patients
SBA data show that stimulus loans provided through the federal Paycheck Protection Program have played a key role in supporting veterinary care and…
AVMA forms committee, seeks nominees to collaborate with FDA
A new AVMA committee will work with the Food and Drug Administration on policies and regulations governing veterinarians'
AVMA takes state issues case by case
The AVMA has established a protocol for when it will become involved in state legislative and regulatory matters without a specific
AVMA GRD, PAC, and you: A winning combination in Washington
The AVMA has prioritized five major legislative issues for the 108th Congress.
AVMA supports bills on horse trailers, research
The AVMA will push Congress to pass legislation that would forbid transporting horses across state lines in double-deck trailers.
Early this March, 65 veterinary students participated in the 5th Annual AVMA/Student AVMA Legislative Visit hosted by the AVMA
COVID-19: Answering the call together
Your national association is working around the clock to develop guidance, resources, and information to support the veterinary community in these…
AVMA teaches advocacy in symposium
Professional advocates taught veterinary leaders how to work with people in power and spread their message to the public.
Board chair embraces veterinary family ties
Dr. Rena Carlson, chair of the AVMA Board of Directors, has held leadership roles since early in her veterinary career. She spoke to JAVMA News about…
AVMA revises declawing policy
Policy discourages procedure but defers to veterinarians on each case
Help rural communities access veterinary care
The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) helps place veterinarians in high-need rural areas by providing strategic loan repayment help…
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…
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
Why should I volunteer?
Benefits of volunteering with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Reflecting on a remarkable year
It’s been a very good year. As I wrap up my year as AVMA president, I couldn’t be more proud of all that the AVMA has accomplished on behalf of AVMA…
AVMA provides background on policies
The AVMA has developed a backgrounder that clarifies the purpose of the Association’s policies and summarizes the process
AVMA policy from start to finish
How are policies developed at the AVMA? Who's involved in the process? Read about the pathways for AVMA policy-making, and view our flowchart.
AVMA addresses pet obesity, opioid abuse
The AVMA Board of Directors met June 19-20 at Association headquarters to consider an agenda that included
AVMA strategic goals set
The board has approved five strategic planning goals as the highest priorities for the 2007-2008 Association year.