Protect Mobile Veterinary Services and Public Health and Safety: Support the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act
May 15, 2013
Protecting mobile veterinary services, like this equine clinic in Oregon, is just one reason why it's important to support the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act.
Mobile veterinary services and public health and safety may be at risk. And we need your help!
As you may know, the Drug Enforcement Administration is interpreting current Controlled Substances Act provisions to deem it illegal for veterinarians to transport controlled substances for use outside their registered locations.
This creates a critical problem for the many veterinarians who perform much-needed mobile veterinary services and house-calls including at-home euthanasia, mobile spay/neuter clinics, on-site care on rural ranches and other agricultural facilities, rescue and relocation of wild animals, disaster response, triage in cruelty cases, and disease control and abatement response.
Please join HSVMA in supporting S. 950, the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, and H.R. 1528, the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act of 2013. Both pieces of legislation would address this problem by amending the CSA to ensure that mobile veterinarians can offer proper and humane medical care to their animal patients while protecting the safety of the public and the country's food supply.
H.R. 1528 is co-authored by the two veterinarians serving in Congress, Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), and is supported by a broad coalition of more than 110 veterinary organizations, including HSVMA. Input from individual veterinary professionals will also be extremely helpful in ensuring passage of this important legislation. S. 950 is the companion to H.R. 1528, and was introduced to the Senate by US Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Angus King (I-Maine).
How You Can Help
Please contact your Congressperson today and urge support for this bill. Submitting a support letter via email or mail is best. Look up your representative's contact information»
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Thank you in advance for supporting the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act – key federal legislation safeguarding mobile veterinary service providers and the health and safety of the animals and the people of the United States. Please contact us if you have any questions or if you would like more information.