Veterinary medicine is a cause worth advancing
People love animals and often push for legislation that they believe is in animals’ best interest. Quite often these groups don’t fully understand veterinary medicine and don’t realize that ultimately their proposals could be detrimental to the animals and their owners, and also reduce access to veterinary care by driving up prices. That’s why it is critical that NY veterinarians have a strong and united voice through NYSVMS.
2022 Legislative Results
During 2022 we successfully opposed several bills that would have been highly damaging to the vitality of the NY veterinary industry, including non-economic damages.
When legislators consider new laws that affect veterinary medicine, it is critical that they fully understand the detailed implications. We build relationships with legislators so that they always consult us and respect the concerns we raise.
Political Education Committee
Legislators need our financial support to stay in the political process and we need their attention on issues important to us. PEC contributions are made to legislative leaders, NYSVMS bill sponsors, committee chairs and legislators recommended by NYSVMS members.
How to Get Involved
To learn more about the NYSVMS V-PEC or GRLN or to become more involved in legislative matters, please contact NYSVMS headquarters at 518 869 7867, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Highlights of recent NYSVMS advocacy work
Buoy’s Law Call to Action
STOP PRESS: The 2023 Buoy's Law amendment has now passed in the NY State Assembly - but...
Buoy’s Law Update May 15
Buoy’s Law Changes – Bill A6996 introduced Buoy's Law was passed during the 2022...
Buoy’s Law Update
Buoy's Law is a new NY State Law that requires veterinarians to advise owners about...
NYSVMS advocating for 12 month delay on Buoy’s Law implementation
Earlier this year we held a member meeting to discuss Buoy’s law that requires...
Stopping the Puppy Mill Pipeline
New Legislation to end pet sales in retail stores A few members have asked about the new...
2022 End of Legislative Session Update
NYSVMS 2022 End of Session Update The New York State Veterinary Medical Society (NYSVMS)...