By: Stephanie Fisher, program manager and policy analyst, Governmental Relations Division
The annual AVMA Legislative Fly-In will take place Feb. 9-11, 2014, in Washington, D.C. The workshop is designed to introduce veterinary students and veterinarians to the legislative process and to educate students, veterinarians and members of Congress on public policy issues facing the veterinary profession.
During the two-day meeting this upcoming winter, staff from AVMA’s Governmental Relations Division (GRD) will provide briefings on current issues facing the veterinary medical profession on Capitol Hill. Attendees will also learn about how lobbying works, the role advocates play in the federal government and the important role veterinarians can play in shaping public policy.
In 2014, for the first time, members of AVMA’s House of Delegates, Councils and Committees and AVMA Future Leaders will be participating in the event.
The 2013 fly-in brought 65 veterinary students from across the country to the nation’s capital to participate in the event. Read their story here.
Educate and empower yourself to become a future political ambassador and advocate for the veterinary profession by registering for the AVMA Legislative Fly-In by Dec. 6. Talk to your SAVMA delegates today about applying for the program and this terrific opportunity to learn and lead.
For more information on the AVMA Legislative Fly-In, contact Stephanie Fisher in the GRD.