Every state has a veterinary practice act, and many veterinary state boards and state legislatures rely on the AVMA’s Model Veterinary Practice Act as a valued resource when making revisions to their acts or when they have questions on issues related to the practice of veterinary medicine. In an effort to reflect professional, technological and societal changes, the AVMA Model Veterinary Practice Act is undergoing a review by an AVMA task force.
We’re asking you – valued members of the AVMA – as well as pet owners, the public, and anybody who cares about animals and veterinary medicine, to participate in an open comment period on our model practice act. We’re looking for specific suggestions you might have on how we might revise or update the model in order to help shape the future of veterinary medicine. We encourage you to review our model practice act, talk about it with your colleagues and submit any updates you think are necessary. Your comments will be gathered and considered by the task force members as they deliberate any proposed changes.
We’re providing this early notice now because we know that you need adequate time to give this important topic the attention it deserves. The current AVMA Model Practice Act is available for public review on the AVMA website. Organizations and individuals can make comments about the model practice act on the AVMA website during the 30-day public comment period that is scheduled to start in January 2011. We’ll keep you posted as the date approaches so that we can guide you to the right place to share your comments. Thanks in advance for participating.