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


Learn about our advocacy efforts here.


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 effective date for implementation of the regulations is expected sometime this spring. Check back for more details.