Lawmakers seek tax exemption for veterinary program
A bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers is seeking to make Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program awards tax-
Agrees with spirit, not letter of tax resolution
DECISIONS 2000: AVMA HOUSE OF DELEGATES Agrees with spirit, not letter of tax resolution The AVMA House of…
AVMA: Many vet practices would benefit from Internet sales tax
A federal moratorium on taxing Internet transactions is giving online pharmacies a competitive advantage over many veterinary
Legislation At A Glance
The AVMA is supporting passage of the Hire Now Tax Act (S. 2983)—legislation that would exempt for-profit and nonprofit
Coronavirus stimulus packages to aid workers, small businesses
The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act—signed into law March 27—are intended to strengthen the…
Scientists find a dog aggression–gut microbe link, Airvet and VSG partner together on telemedicine, and more
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
AVMA legislative agenda expands
The AVMA is weighing in on several bills Congress is considering, including legislation affecting small businesses, wildlife, and
Two USDA agencies to leave DC for Kansas City
Department of Agriculture leaders plan to relocate the bulk of two agencies from Washington, D.C., to the Kansas City region.
March 2014 - AVMA Advocate
VMMA advances in the House; Alternative soring bill is introduced
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
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.
Welfare, business issues on legislative agenda
It was reported in the May, 15, 2007, JAVMA News that the Executive Board had identified a number of legislative initiatives as high priorities that…
What do the election results mean for veterinarians?
Last night, Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and Republicans maintained control of the U.S. Senate. As with any change of…
AVMA sets priorities for 108th Congress
The Executive Board has designated four bills as warranting active pursuit of passage.
AVMA teaches advocacy in symposium
Professional advocates taught veterinary leaders how to work with people in power and spread their message to the public.
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…
Workforce shortages, drug availability among AVMA legislative priorities
The AVMA's legislative agenda for the 112th Congress has expanded to include initiatives ranging from the availability of antimicrobials
AVMA looks to Congress for student debt relief
Owing approximately $150,000 in student loan debt may require William Willis to defer his dream of practicing in his native Alaska, which
Early this March, 65 veterinary students participated in the 5th Annual AVMA/Student AVMA Legislative Visit hosted by the AVMA
Upcoming legislative activity to center on education
With 88 percent of veterinary students borrowing from federal student loan programs, according to the 2016 AVMA & AAVMC Report on
Salaries, debt for new graduates continue to increase
The latest figures on salaries and debt for the Class of 2018 show increases in both categories.
AVMA backs bills on student loans, debt
The AVMA will lobby to save programs that reduce educational debt and provide access to low-cost loans.
Divided by debt
Income inequality in the U.S. continues to increase and is, in some ways, dividing Americans.
Another ballot initiative increases housing size for farm animals
As consumers demand to know more about the origin of their foods, the trend toward less-restrictive housing for farm animals has accelerated in recent…