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 >

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 >

Pet medication hearing: AVMA testimony strives to protect, advance veterinary interests

Dr. John de Jong, chair of the AVMA Board of Directors, addressed members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee Friday during a hearing about the pet medication industry. The hearing was live-streamed, and a recorded … read more >