Veterinarians: quiet contributors to nation's policy
Food safety, small-business tax relief, and animal well-being during air travel. The AVMA has had something to say to Congress on all these issues.
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
The AVMA Advocate - January 2014
AVMA's monthly e-newsletter on federal legislation of importance to the veterinary profession and animal health and welfare.
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
Practice, supplier consolidations continue apace
Twenty-five percent of veterinary practices, representing half of all veterinary visits, will be corporately owned in five years, according to a…
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…
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
Need, fairness debated in nonprofit roles
Humane societies argue that limiting who can receive veterinary services from nonprofits risks hurting pets of families unable to pay
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
$2 million scholarship program announced
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation recently had lots of news to share about its new and ongoing initiatives. From the recently announced $2…
Growing demands raise doubts about APHIS' emergency response capability
finds government's animal health infrastructure in decline as risks growDespite