Adrian Hochstadt

Adrian Hochstadt directed the AVMA’s state legislative and regulatory initiatives from 2005 to 2015, and played a key role in creating and implementing the AVMA’s state advocacy program. He has many years’ experience in managing government affairs programs and association management, including service at American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Bar Association and Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

Adrian has a law degree from Northern Illinois University College of Law and an undergraduate degree from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

Texas Supreme Court Issues Important Decision for Pet Litigation Damages

Earlier today, the Texas Supreme Court issued an opinion refusing to allow noneconomic damages for loss of a pet in a case involving a local municipal shelter. You can read the entire opinion at http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/historical/2013/apr/120047.pdf. The plaintiffs in the Medlen case … read more >

AVMA Revises Recovery of Monetary Damages Policy

At its spring meeting, the AVMA Executive Board approved several policy  changes to reflect the debate about the appropriate measure of damages in litigation involving animals, as well as strengthen and clarify AVMA policy in this area. There were some slight adjustments … read more >

New Policy on Not-for-Profits Delivering Veterinary Services

The AVMA Executive Board recently replaced two dated policies addressing delivery of veterinary services by not-for-profit or tax-exempt organizations with a more detailed, comprehensive policy that recognizes that such organizations help provide access to important medical and surgical services for animals owned by the indigent … read more >