AVMA’s Congressional Advocacy Network (AVMA-CAN) met with AVMA members in Florida at the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) in Orlando Jan. 17-20.
The AVMA Governmental Relations Division staff was on hand to speak with members about the association’s legislative agenda and its priorities for the 114th Congress. AVMA members could also sign up for the AVMA-CAN and send letters to their members of Congress on the issues facing the profession.
Attendees also had the chance to take home AVMA’s new “sample ballot,” a quick and easy guide to help busy conference-goers understand the current legislation impacting veterinary medicine, including:
- The Prevent All Soring Tactics Act
- Student Loan Bills
- The Fairness to Pet Owners Act
- Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act
Even if you didn’t attend NAVC this year, you can still stay involved. Make sure you visit the AVMA-CAN Government Action Center online and track how your legislators are voting and how issues of concern are developing.
The AVMA-CAN Facebook page is also a great way to stay up-to-date on legislation and see the latest videos, photos and articles on veterinary issues. AVMA-CAN encourages you, your colleagues and friends to join the page and help advance the profession of veterinary medicine.