Internal Revenue Service clarifies deductions rules for veterinary practices
Earlier this year, the Internal Revenue Service issued final rules implementing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Business laws and regulations
Understand the laws that govern your veterinary practice. They can include small business laws, tax requirements, liens, loan repayment, and more.
Tips for relief veterinarians
Dr. Cindy E. Trice, relief veterinarian and founder of Relief Rover, an online community for relief veterinarians, gave a talk at AVMA Convention 2019…
Federal spending bill has good news for veterinarians
Congress passed a year-end spending package with good news for veterinarians across the profession.
USDA awards $7M for loan repayment to address shortage areas
The Department of Agriculture announced in late November that 74 food animal and public health veterinarians will receive educational loan assistance
Rural veterinary care
AVMA is a leading supporter of federal legislation and policies to improve rural America's access to livestock and public health veterinarians by…
State and local advocacy
AVMA works with state and local veterinary associations to advocate for animal health, animal welfare, and the advancement of veterinary medicine. We…
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.
Relief practice not just a temporary gig
Relief practice predates the gig economy and is a mainstay in veterinary medicine. According to AVMA data, relief veterinarians make up the largest…
AVMA sets priorities for 108th Congress
The Executive Board has designated four bills as warranting active pursuit of passage.
Rural veterinary care bill introduced in House
AVMA President Dr. John de Jong released the following statement in response to today’s introduction of the VMLRP Enhancement Act.
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…
Growing demands raise doubts about APHIS' emergency response capability
finds government's animal health infrastructure in decline as risks growDespite
Horse slaughter for human consumption faces hurdles
Decisions are expected in the near future regarding the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the United States