State Advocacy Committee


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.


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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