COVID-19 unemployment insurance
Learn about unemployment benefits provided by emergency legislation passed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
House of Delegates approves model practice act, other proposals
The AVMA House of Delegates approved a new version of the Model Veterinary Practice Act and passed proposals regarding AVMA governance and pet health…
AVMA sets its legislative agenda for 108th Congress
Bills address animal drugs, economics of the profession, and health insurance
State Advocacy Issue
Pet Plaintiffs By Steve Malanga May 9, 2007 In the wake of the tainted pet-food scandal, some pet owners, aided by trial lawyers and advocacy…
VMX features second well-being study
Merck Animal Health released the results of the second Merck Animal Health Veterinarian Wellbeing Study during the 2020 Veterinary Meeting & Expo.…
COVID-19: Federal student loans and higher education
Here’s what veterinary borrowers should know in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.
COVID-19: New paid leave requirements
Learn about paid leave requirements manded under COVID-19 legislation.
COVID-19 small business loans
Learn about new loan programs provided through the Small Business Administration (SBA) for small businesses coping with the financial impacts of…
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…
COVID-19: Tax provisions for veterinary small businesses
Learn about COVID-19 tax provisions for veterinary small business.
Veterinary practices are “essential businesses”
The AVMA urges all authorities to designate veterinary practices as essential businesses, and also ensure their ability to obtain necessary medical…
COVID-19: Paid leave exemptions for small business
Navigate COVID-19 paid leave requirements and what they mean for your veterinary practice.
AVMA leaders discuss potential legal liability of student, volunteer work
House of Delegates also talks about cannabis, telehealth
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…
Your input needed: Cannabis, telehealth, risk management in practice
The AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) will meet January 10-11, and delegates are looking for member comments to inform their discussion of important…
AVMA weighs in on noneconomic damages to protect veterinary medicine in the states
With Congress and the White House dominating the news, it can be easy to forget that a significant portion of advocacy happens in state legislatures.…
Veterinarians find limits, benefits in distance care
Veterinarians see a potential to give more and better care with telemedicine.
Advocacy program brings lawmakers, veterinarians together
The AVMA Ambassador Program is intended to complement the AVMA’s efforts in Washington, D.C., by bringing members to the front lines of advocacy…
At your service
Dr. Brown talks about these and other developments, including telemedicine, veterinary technician utilization, and access to care, in the following…
AVMA, United reach agreement on form for assistance animals
The AVMA, with support from the AVMA PLIT, took action when United Airlines announced a new policy requiring a veterinarian's
Momentum continues for AVMA activities
Summits on educational debt and wellness, recommendations from a task force on drug compounding, and economic reports on topics
State Legislative Update October 2014
October AVMA state legisaltive and regulatory update.
AVMA legislative agenda expands
The AVMA is weighing in on several bills Congress is considering, including legislation affecting small businesses, wildlife, and
Veterinarians encouraged to take telehealth for a spin
Telehealth and virtual care aren't a replacement but rather an extension of veterinary practice,
Position on Canine Hybrids
The AVMA recognizes that: a) wild canines crossbred with domestic animals (canine hybrids) are often maintained in captivity as companion animals, for…