We need your help! This week, Members of Congress are back in their home states and it’s the perfect time to reach out and educate them on legislation that impacts the veterinary profession.
Every day Members of Congress are making decisions that impact the livelihood of veterinarians and the welfare of animals. What happens if they don’t hear from us? Simple–they won’t understand why a bill like the Fairness to Pet Owners Act could have serious consequences for veterinarians, most of whom are small business owners, and the animals under their care.
Now is an opportunity to advocate for your profession. Call and make an appointment to visit with your legislator. Ask if they are holding any public events or town hall meetings. Or better yet, invite your representative to visit your clinic where you can show them exactly what you do every day.
While the AVMA continues to educate policymakers, we also need your help in standing up for the profession. Members of Congress want to hear from their constituents!
Make sure to visit the AVMA Congressional Action Network where you can quickly contact your Members of Congress, asking that they oppose any legislation that would require veterinarians to provide a written prescription for every drug prescribed.