As the public comment period on the AVMA Model Veterinary Practice Act ended yesterday, we are pleased to announce that over 1000 comments on individual sections of the Act were submitted on the AVMA Web site. These include a great number of member and non-member comments, and as you can imagine, encompass a wide variety of views and perspectives. While almost each section generated some feedback, many submissions concerned the use of non-traditional treatments and suggested exemptions to the definition of veterinary medicine. Over the next few days, staff will organize these comments by section and forward the material to a task force, which will meet in person on May 6-7, 2011 to consider recommending specific amendments. If you submitted a comment, we thank you for your input on this important document.