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.  AVMLA puts information at the fingertips of veterinarians, attorneys and other veterinary medical health care professionals about animal research, veterinary education, the performance of veterinary procedures, animal welfare, and animal shelters, hospital management, and ownership.

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 the law on all aspects of veterinary medicine.
  • Facilitate interactions among organizations, regulatory agencies and the courts for the benefit of society.

Take a Closer Look at What the AVMLA Has to Offer YOU!


Membership Benefits

We offer membership to licensed veterinarians and attorneys; veterinary and law students and others with an interest in the field. The AVMLA counts among its members’ pioneers and leaders in the field of veterinary medical law.

Membership benefits include:

  • AVMLA Bi-Monthly e-Newsletter – The AVMLA publishes the bi-monthly AVMLA News Brief to keep members informed on legal issues in veterinary medicine and AVMLA activities. Only AVMLA members have access to the current Newsletter issue and archives.
  • Advertising Opportunities – Promote your firm, clinic, event, industry related products or job opportunities in the AVMLA bi-monthly e-Newsletter!
  • Access to the AVMLA listserv which allows members to have peer dialogue with their colleagues on topics in the industry.  Members are welcome to post questions, weigh in on discussions and receive feedback and assistance from members offering a national perspective and in-state, regional proximity.
  • Webinars: The AVMLA hosts webinars on a myriad of topics relating to veterinary medical law. Most are eligible for approved CE and CLE credit.  Check with your state regarding the acceptance of online CE credit.

Stay informed regarding issues of relevance and concern pertaining to:

  • Practice Ownership
  • State and Federal Regulatory Information
  • Malpractice Issues
  • Veterinary State Board Violations
  • Personnel Concerns