Okemos, Mich.-Stemming from a veterinarian's successful grassroots crusade
to back a client's campaign for state attorney general, the Michigan Veterinary
Medical Association has spawned a legislative network.
Salem, Ore.-As state lawmakers open the 2003 legislative session next
month, it's likely they'll face issues concerning the veterinary profession,
including a bill that holds DVMs responsible for reporting animal abuse to local
Schaumburg, Ill.-The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Governmental Relations Division, in partnership with the American Veterinary
Medical Foundation (AVMF), is accepting applications for the 2003-04 AVMA/AVMF
Congressional Science Fellowship Program.
If a provision in the patients' bill of rights moves forward, legislative language could ease efforts of national associations like the AVMA in offering comprehensive health coverage for members' staff.