It was an active AVMA House of Delegates meeting earlier this month. The HOD met during the AVMA’s Veterinary Leadership Conference in Chicago and tackled a number of issues pertaining to AVMA governance, veterinary procedures and treatment methods, the veterinarian-client-patient relationship and animal handling.
In all, the HOD members approved six resolutions. A seventh resolution, which proposed a policy discouraging the use of homeopathy as a veterinary therapy, was referred to the AVMA Executive Board with a recommendation that it be forwarded to the AVMA Council on Veterinary Service. A resolution proposing revisions to the existing AVMA microchipping/electronic identification policy was withdrawn from HOD consideration to allow for further review.
You can find a complete update on the HOD actions in Dr. Kimberly May’s recent blog post.