"By joining the MVMA, I stay connected to what’s happening in the profession and allow my voice to be heard on issues of importance. The opportunity to get ‘member alerts’ by email and to access high-quality continuing education seminars are two key benefits that I value!” Sarah Abood, DVM



MVMA’s Legislative Advocacy Program


MVMA maintains an active Legislative Advisory Committee prepared to protect the interest of veterinarians and veterinary staff with regard to state and federal legislation. The committee retains a lobbyist and a public relations firm who work on behalf of our members. The Legislative Advisory Committee assists MVMA’s Board of Directors in formulating and implementing MVMA legislative policy and MVMA positions on State Regulatory Proposals. The Committee focuses on the following areas of interest:

  • Changes to the State Public Health Code
  • Animal Welfare Issues
  • Programs for Zoonosis Detection and Control
  • Small Business Owner Issues
  • Health Professions Issues


It is important for MVMA members to support issues that affect veterinary medicine, animals and small businesses. Therefore, the association periodically contacts members and requests that they get in touch with their legislators on potential threatening legislation. If you do not know who your legislators are, you can find them below:


Find your Michigan Representative or Senator here.

Your national elected officials can be found at AVMA's Legislative Action Center.


MVMA’s Legislative Advisory Committee meets throughout the year to discuss proposed Michigan legislation. You can review information on the status of any bill by searching for them on the Michigan Legislature Website. Currently, MVMA has no action alerts for members on any proposed legislation.