Aquatic: Legislation & Regulations
Webinar: Certificates of Veterinary Inspection for Imports into Canada New Canadian regulations require import permits and veterinary certificates to…
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
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…
A regulator and source of aid, born in civil war
The Department of Agriculture has grown from a collector and distributor of farming information during the 1860s to, today, a
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…
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 –
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
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…
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…
COVID-19 legislation and relief programs
Find information about the laws, relief programs, and regulations enacted to assist veterinary small business owners, veterinarians, and veterinary…
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.
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
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.
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
State Legislative Update September 2014
September AVMA state legisaltive and regulatory update.
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
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.
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