State Advocacy Committee

Charge/Objective:

To support AVMA efforts to foster successful participation of constituent organizations in state legislative and regulatory affairs for the benefit of animal health and welfare, public health, and the veterinary profession; to collaborate with constituent organizations and appropriate AVMA staff to scan emerging issues and assess needs regarding state legislative and regulatory affairs; to serve as a think tank on state legislative and regulatory affairs to generate ideas, strategies, and recommendations for consideration by the constituent organizations, in addition to advising the AVMA Board of Directors; to oversee implementation of goals and objectives for AVMA’s state legislative and regulatory policy efforts and monitor their effectiveness.

Representation:

The committee consists of eleven voting members who represent the following: Board of Directors, House of Delegates, Veterinary Medical Association Executives (veterinarian or non-veterinarian), East Region (Convention Zone One), Central Region (Convention Zone Two), West Region (Convention Zone Three), at-large member (veterinarian or non-veterinarian), Legislative Advisory Committee, and Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA).

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