Advocacy Overview


The AKVMA represents and amplifies veterinarians’ voices to advocate on State or Federal issues that affect animal health, public health, and the veterinary profession.



State Advocacy Efforts in 2023


AKVMA Supports HB 56 and SB 51 (Bills to exempt veterinarians from the prescription drug monitoring program).


HB 56 

SB 51


AKVMA was successful in getting HB 56 passed with Governor Dunleavy signing the legislation on July 6, 2023!  Effective immediately Alaskan veterinarians no longer are required to participate in the controlled substance drug monitoring program in Alaska.


Notice of Proposed Changes to Regulation of the Alaska Board of Veterinary Examiners


12 AAC 68.215 Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship is a proposed new section outlining the requirements for a VCPR. Comments are due not later than January 17, 2023 by 4:30 p.m.


Proposed Regulations


1.15.2023 – AKVMA Letter of Comments to the Proposed Regulations


The Alaska Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners Approved the Proposed VCPR Regulations at their 2.23.2023 meeting.

The VCPR Regulations can be found in Section 12 AAC 68.215 Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship