We Want Your Input on AVMA Policy

The AVMA’s new website officially launched in August 2012, and we’re continually making improvements to enhance your experience and make it easier for you to stay in touch with us and with each other.

Our Member Needs Assessment survey showed that you want a greater voice in impacting AVMA policies related to veterinary medicine. We’re pleased to announce that you can now comment on all AVMA professional policies at any time, on AVMA.org.

This feature of the website is open only to AVMA members and SAVMA members, so you must be signed into the website to make comments. If you forget your AVMA ID or password, you can get a reminder emailed to you at any time through the website.

As an AVMA member, you also can sign up to receive email alerts about changes and proposed changes to AVMA policies. These can help you know which policies are coming up for review as part of our standard five-year review cycle.

We hope you’ll take advantage of this new opportunity to provide input on AVMA policies. And if you could do us a favor, we’d love it if you could also let your colleagues know about this new feature.

 If you’re looking for other ways to connect with colleagues and the AVMA, don’t forget the NOAH Discussion Boards – your online, members-only discussion forum where you can ask any question of your veterinary colleagues, AVMA staff or leadership – and our blog. If you use social media, don’t forget to look us up there as well. We want and welcome your input.

2 thoughts on “We Want Your Input on AVMA Policy

  1. If AVMA REALLY wants to improve communicaction with members, I would HIGHLY suggest ( for the millionth time) cross posting all the AVMA@work stories to the AVMA folder on the Veterinary Information Network. The stories are well written and very informative and would instantly get a daily audience of thousands of veterinarians–80% of whom are AVMA members. This is a great website and I commend those who created it and maintain it. But I am fairly certain it receives less than 10 % of the traffic that VIN does. Why not put the news stories where the vets are?

  2. The AVMA seems oblivious to the threat of the animal rights movement. The aim of PETA and HSUS is to make us all vegetarians and not have pets, yet the AVMA cannot tell the difference between animal welfare and animal rights. Their method is to move gradually toward that goal one law at a time and organized veterinary medicine offers no resistance. The agriculture industry has finally awakened, and the AVMA needs to work with them, AKC, CFA, and TICA to protect our mutual interests.