Lawmakers negotiate end-of-year tax package
The AVMA has been working to ensure that tax breaks beneficial to veterinary medicine are included in the end-of-the-year $650 billion tax package…
Small Business Tax Relief Act
This legislation enhances Section 179 of the IRS tax code.
Eliminating the Hidden Student Loan Tax Act
This legislation would end the practice of charging origination fees on all Direct Loans
Bill would lift tax on veterinary student loan repayment program
Bipartisan legislation exempting the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program from a federal tax is back before Congress.
State Legislative Update May 2015
State Legislative Update for May 2015
Why is Congress letting rural communities go without veterinary care?
If you went on National Journal’s or Roll Call’s websites this month, you would have seen the latest AVMA advertisements promoting an important…
April 2015 issue of The AVMA Advocate
Veterinary involvement key to White House’s plan to fight antibiotic resistance
Student Loan Interest Deduction Act
This legislation would expand the student loan interest deduction
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
USDA awards $4.5M for food animal, public practice
The Department of Agriculture announced Nov. 6 that it will offer awards totaling more than $4.5 million to 49 veterinarians toward
49 veterinarians will soon serve in shortage areas around the country
Forty-nine veterinarians will soon be serving in rural communities across 26 states thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recent announcement…
August 2015 issue of The AVMA Advocate
The alleged Fairness to Pet Owners Act reared its head again on July 24 when Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) reintroduced the bill in the U.S. House.
Congressional session in review
Several AVMA-supported bills promoting animal health and welfare and advancing the veterinary profession were passed in the previous
Calling on Congress
Nearly 70 veterinary students lobbied members of Congress in early March for a legislative remedy to skyrocketing student loan debt
Veterinary programs fare well in fiscal 2016 spending package
The AVMA’s priorities were well represented in the $1.15 trillion fiscal 2016 omnibus bill that Congress finally agreed upon and will vote on this…
February 2015 issue of The AVMA Advocate
Congress busy working on budget issues; Loan repayment enhancement act reintroduced
A look back at the first session of the 114th Congress
This year, Congress has been dealing with some pretty tough issues, from the threat of ISIS to gun control and battling avian flu. Though our issues…
State Legislative Update February 2015
State Legislative Update for February 2015
Idaho VMA, Idaho Humane Society sign accord
The Idaho Humane Society will begin limiting many of its veterinary services for the general public to only lower-income pet owners
Market Research Statistics: U.S. Veterinarians 2013
U.S. Veterinary positions, December 31, 2013.
Board responds to legislative recommendations
The LAC assists the board in formulating AVMA policies and positions on federal legislative and regulatory issues.
March 2015 issue of The AVMA Advocate
Vet students charge Capitol Hill with a mission; new bill protects pets of domestic violence
Send unused journals, textbooks, supplies on a trip abroad
If the shelves and cabinets, back rooms, and offices at your veterinary clinic are crammed with unused textbooks, journals
State Legislative Mid-Year Report 2015
This report looks at state legislation and regulatory actions from the first half of 2015 that impact veterinary medicine.
AVMA had an active 2014, more in store for 2015
The 2015 AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference, held Jan. 8-11 in Chicago, showcased work the AVMA has been doing