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 >

AVMA seeks your opinions on telemedicine recommendations

You may recall that the AVMA has been investigating telemedicine and how it might be used appropriately within the veterinary profession. A benchmark in that investigation has been reached in that the AVMA’s Practice Advisory Panel, which was assigned the … 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 >