Bill would ban double-decker trailers for horse transport
The AVMA has long advocated for this prohibition, which is included in a $500 billion infrastructure bill proposed in the U.S. House of…
Coronavirus emergency law gives paid leave
A new federal law expands the existing paid family medical and leave program from its current form and gives paid sick leave to workers who did not…
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 request: Commenting deadline for compounding
Once more around the track
Racetrack-led coalition created to address horse racing deaths, safety concerns
Customs, APHIS inspectors needed at ports to meet growing demand
Members of Congress are calling for hundreds more agriculture inspections at ports of entry.
Q&A: As partisan storms rage, congressman tacks toward the center
As a moderate Democrat in the House of Representatives, Rep. Kurt Schrader is a rarity in a Congress riven by partisan passions.
Veterinary lawmakers a rare breed
The personal and professional lives of veterinarians are affected by legislation and regulation every day, from when they write a prescription to when…
Gains for animal health in farm bill
Recently passed federal legislation will improve national animal disease detection and response capabilities.
Farm bill delivers victory for veterinary medicine
The nation’s new farm bill creates critical programs to improve animal health and enhance the nation’s ability to prevent and respond to animal…
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…
Cannabis research for veterinary patients advancing, cautiously
More than half the country has legalized marijuana use in one form or another.
The veterinary profession's role in addressing the opioid epidemic
AVMA strongly recommends that veterinarians, legislators, state veterinary medical boards, and state pharmacy boards work together to create practical…
AVMA Board meets with USDA official
AVMA’s Board of Directors met with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under secretary for marketing and regulatory programs during last…
Marijuana treatments, drug monitoring programs discussed
AVMA House of Delegates members want the Association to develop policies and further guidance on emerging issues affecting the profession, such as
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
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
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
Veterinary leaders change at FDA
Two Food and Drug Administration executives overseeing veterinary medicine are leaving the agency.
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
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
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.
A horse industry’s change of heart
The Prevent All Soring Tactics Act strengthens the Horse Protection Act and bans the use of action devices and improves enforcement by the
Veterinary mobility bill clears Senate
The AVMA praised the Senate for passing “commonsense legislation” that would allow veterinarians to legally transport controlled substances