State & local ownership vs. guardianship issues
Tools and resources to help veterinarians monitor and influence state and local laws related to ownership and guardianship of animals.
Zoonotic Diseases and Pets FAQ
Animals can carry diseases that people can catch. Get answers to commonly asked questions about disease risks related to pets.
State Advocacy Issue
Ownership versus Guardianship Approved by the Executive Board, June 2005 Some animal owners may like to refer to themselves as "pet…
Reptile owner donates blood, passes on lethal Salmonella infection
The New England Journal of Medicine reports that a snake is the source of a Salmonella organism that infected two platelet recipients
Sample letter: Breed-specific legislation (from VMA)
Sample letter from a state or local veterinary medical association opposing breed-specific legislation
Dog and cat population control
The population of dogs and cats in the U.S. exceeds the capacity of our society to care and provide homes for them as companion animals.
Midyear report summarizes state legislation
2008 already has been another busy year for state legislation relevant to veterinary and animal issues.
Aquatic Animal Disease, Inspection, Certification and Veterinary Medicine
Farmed aquatic animals (aquatic livestock or aquaculture) is now a $1 billion industry in the U.S. and affects the agriculture economy of every state.…
states that allow a veterinarian to retain a lien on an animal for unpaid fees
Mid-Year Summary - August 15, 2012
State Legislative Mid-Year Report August 15, 2012 American Veterinary Medical Association Communications Division State Legislative and…
A Community Approach to Dog Bite Prevention (abstract)
A Model Community Approach to Dog Bite Prevention(abst) in proceedings 140th Annual ConventionAmerican Veterinary Medical AssociationJune 2001Gail C.…