What is Advocacy?

Be informed, be aware, and be an advocate with the FVMA on issues that impact the practice of veterinary medicine!

Advocacy by an individual or by a group normally aims to influence public policy and/or resource allocation decisions within political, economic or social systems/institutions.  It may be motivated to protect or perpetuate a profession or asset or be motivated by moral, ethical or faith principles.

The FVMA advocates at the local, state and national levels for legislative and regulatory issues that affect the practice of veterinary medicine in Florida. Veterinary medicine is important to the health and well-being of animals and humans. A veterinarian may find it difficult to advocate personally due to the demands of practice. The FVMA serves its members by being their voice in Tallahassee at the Florida State Capitol and at municipal and other forums statewide!

FVMA leadership and staff, along with their team of lobbyists and legal experts, work tirelessly to protect practice rights and individual rights, while advocating for the health and safety of the animals of this great state.

Being vigilant keeps the Association abreast of developments in Washington D.C. as well, and members are informed of many critical national issues.

Members are encouraged to respond to FVMA calls to action, as public policy is influenced through personal and organizational advocacy.

Be informed;
Be aware; and
Be an Advocate with the FVMA on issues that impact the practice of veterinary medicine!

Overview of information in this section.

Legislative Key Contact Network

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Legislative Advocacy

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Regulatory Advocacy

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