Proposed prescription mandates are back – we need your help to stop them

It’s back – Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has reintroduced prescription mandate legislation into Congress. Misleadingly named the “Fairness to Pet Owners Act” (H.R. 623), this legislation would force veterinarians to provide written copies of all prescriptions they issue for companion … read more >

Reaching UP provided hundreds of veterinary services to underserved populations in 2016

In 2016, AVMA was proud to host three Reaching UP clinics, which provided high-quality, high-volume (HQHV) spay/neuter and preventive care services to underserved populations in New Mexico. These clinics were made possible through the involvement of dedicated volunteer veterinarians, veterinary … read more >

How to reduce waste while complying with the VFD rule

With the federal government’s Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rule set to take effect January 1, 2017, one question that we’ve heard from AVMA members is how veterinarians should advise clients who expect to have extra supplies of over-the-counter antibiotics and … read more >