The American Veterinary Medical Association held its annual legislative fly-in to Washington D.C. last week to urge Congress to support veterinary priorities.
As part of the event, nearly 100 veterinarians and veterinary students took to Capitol Hill to meet with congresspersons about measures to improve animal health and efforts to reduce debt for veterinary students. In total, they held 145 meetings with lawmakers and their staff members.
Among the items focused on by the AVMA contingent were the Farm Bill, H.R. 2, as well as amendments to the Higher Education Act.
For more information about the AVMA’s efforts on Capitol Hill, read the full post on the AVMA @ Work blog.