Welcome to AVMLA!
Veterinary medical law covers a wide array of legal practice areas including employment law, pharmacy law, corporate law, agriculture law, land use and zoning, licensure defense, malpractice defense and tort law. Attorneys practicing in this area may also address issues pertaining to animal research, veterinary education requirements, performance of veterinary procedures, animal welfare and animal sheltering.
The American Veterinary Medical Law Association (AVMLA) is a national association of attorneys, veterinarians, and other individuals and organizations with an interest in veterinary medical law and how it pertains to the veterinary profession and allied fields. AVMLA was incorporated in 1994 as a nonprofit organization with the following objectives:
- Provide information to members regarding pertinent issues in the field of veterinary medical law
- Increase public awareness and understanding of the impact of law on all aspects of veterinary medicine
- Facilitate interactions among organizations, regulatory agencies and the courts for the benefit of society