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Category: Laws & Rules

Tell Congress to support the Rural Veterinary Workforce Act

Please urge your representative to pass the Rural Veterinary Workforce Act (H.R. 4355). Formerly known as the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) Enhancement...

August 11, 2023

AVMA-backed xylazine language advances in House

The AVMA is reporting that the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the SUPPORT Act – a legislative package aimed to address the growing...

New version of I-9 form takes effect August 1

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today a new Form I-9, which has been streamlined and shortened, that employers should use beginning Aug. 1,...

July 21, 2023

Bang Bangs, It’s Dead!  

Dr. Amber Itle Washington State Veterinarian USDA declares the “win” against brucellosis, 69 years after the initiation of the U.S. Brucellosis Eradication Program. All...

July 21, 2023

Call to Action – Tell VBOG you OPPOSE the vet tech apprenticeship

Background In May 2022, the Veterinary Board of Governors (VBOG) voted to endorse a proposed apprenticeship program as a pathway to become Licensed Veterinary...

April 14, 2023

New health equity rules being written for veterinarians and veterinary technicians

The Veterinary Board of Governors (VBOG) has drafted language to consider adopting health equity continuing education (CE) model rules. The language complies with Substitute Senate...

Combat illegal xylazine while protecting veterinary access

The AVMA is urging Congress to pass the Combating Illicit Xylazine Act, which would provide harsher penalties for trafficking illicit xylazine while maintaining current...

The Wrap Act gets thrown in the trash – but not before WSVMA makes an impact

The Wrap Act, legislation that would have overhauled the state’s recycling system, was tossed in the trash bin last week. The House and Senate...

March 17, 2023

Ask Congress to strengthen dog importation standards

The AVMA is asking Congress to pass the Healthy Dog Importation Act, which strengthens dog importation requirements and provides the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

March 3, 2023

WRAP ACT continues to put supply of animal drugs at risk

The Wrap Act recycling and waste bill continues to wind its’ way through the Legislature, and with it the requirement to review packaging of...

February 10, 2023