California passes budget without tax on veterinary
The state of California has dropped the idea of taxing veterinary services, at least in the near term.
California considers tax on veterinary services
Only three states tax veterinary services, but other states might consider doing so
Charities see downside of probable estate tax changes
Alterations to the federal estate tax are coming, but the nature and timing of the changes are still up in the air.
Stimulus plans affect small businesses in terms of credit, taxes, health insurance
Federal initiatives to stimulate the economy could mean more credit and less in taxes for small businesses.
Marketplace Fairness Act
Gives states authority to manage their sales tax laws, allowing them to collect sales & use taxes owed on purchases from out-of-state online vendors
AVMA pushes for enhancement act passage by year’s end
The AVMA has hired a lobbying firm to see Congress pass bipartisan legislation eliminating the federal tax
Horse slaughter defunded again
Once again, the federal government has taken action to prohibit the use of tax dollars to inspect U.S. horse slaughter facilities
2010 is time to take a second look at health savings accounts
Higher maximum contributions for 2010 mean health savings accounts offer greater tax benefits than ever before. The increasing
Small Business Laws
As small business owners, veterinarians are impacted by a variety of federal and state laws. What are those laws, and what is AVMA doing to help?
Revised IRS audit guide for veterinary practices available
After two years of collaborative work between the Internal Revenue Service and the AVMA, a revised version of the Veterinary Audit
April 2014 - The AVMA Advocate
Vet mobility act edges toward House floor; Prevent All Soring Tactics Act passes key Senate committee; Fairness to Pet Owners Act is reintroduced
March 2014 - AVMA Advocate
VMMA advances in the House; Alternative soring bill is introduced
The AVMA Advocate - January 2014
AVMA's monthly e-newsletter on federal legislation of importance to the veterinary profession and animal health and welfare.
USDA awards $4.6 million for farm, public service
The Department of Agriculture will help 51 veterinarians repay about $4.6 million worth of student loans
Major retrovirus study awarded $8.6 million
Experts at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Center for Retrovirus Research are investigating retroviral forms
November 2014 issue of The AVMA Advocate
Midterm elections, Marketplace Fairness Act, Ebola virus, AVMA externship and fellowship programs, Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program…
Veterinarian-turned-politician hopes to bring science to the Hill
U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader (left) met with veterinary industry and AVMA representatives March 13 at a meet-and-greet breakfast hosted
Animal welfare, advocacy among conference workshop topics
AVMA staff members explained why the profession needs representation in government and how animal welfare policy is formed.
State Legislative Update-January 2014
State Legislative Update January 2014
Market Research Statistics: U.S. Veterinarians 2012
U.S. Veterinary positions, December 31, 2012.
Board responds to legislative recommendations
The LAC assists the board in formulating AVMA policies and positions on federal legislative and regulatory issues.
Annual insurance check-ups help protect financial well-being
Protecting financial health requires as much vigilance as protecting physical health. That is why the AVMA Group Health and Life
Federal veterinary loan repayment program moves ahead
Eagerly anticipated rules implementing the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program, authorized by the National Veterinary Medical
AVMA launches Personal Financial Planning Tool
Members of the AVMA and Student AVMA who want to build a personal budget can now turn to the new AVMA Personal Financial Planning Tool.
Enhancing the Practice of Veterinary Medicine
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