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Call to Action: Contact Your Legislators in Support of Animal Dentistry Bills

Thanks to the direct efforts of our members, we successfully collaborated with the New York State Farm Bureau to enact new Farm Bureau policy that recognizes dentistry as a part of the veterinary medical profession. Presently, we are supporting legislation in both the Assembly and Senate that would add "dentistry" to the veterinary practice definition.

Click here for Assembly Bill 8867.

Click here for Senate Bill 2742-A.

These bills affect all veterinarians. This is not just an equine dental bill, but a dental bill for all species. We are asking each of you to contact your representatives in the Assembly and Senate and ask them to support our legislation. Your legislator is not likely to ask for an extensive discussion; a personal call or email is easy and quick. Voicemail messages left at their local district office are perfectly acceptable.

We also ask that you urge all your colleagues to contact their lawmakers as well. 

Click these links to find your representatives and their contact information. 

Who is my Senator?

Who is my Assembly Member? 

We are expecting lay equine dentists to rally the equine communities to contact legislators with opposition to our bill. Your voice counts and is essential to our success in getting this important legislation passed. 

If you decide to send a letter or an email, please forward a copy to the NYSVMS office. Copies of emails can be sent to staff@nysvms.org. NYSVMS staff will provide copies of all correspondence to the NYSVMS lobbyist who can, in turn, show them as support documentation to other key decision-makers. 

Click here to view the Q&A we provided to members of the Farm Bureau.

Click here for information on dentistry in neighboring states.

NYSVMS

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
HVVMS Equine program PDF (194.5 KB) Administration 11/27/2017
NYSVMS 2016 Infographic PDF (358.79 KB) Administration 9/13/2017
Regulations Spay/Neuter PDF (370.94 KB) Administration 9/6/2017
Declaw Legislation Position Paper PDF (274.26 KB) Administration 9/6/2017
Microchipping Policy PDF (273.71 KB) Administration 9/6/2017
Funding Licensure Boards Position paper PDF (230.43 KB) Administration 9/6/2017
Corporate Practice Position Paper PDF (265.05 KB) Administration 9/6/2017
Liability for Reporting Abuse Position Paper PDF (372.36 KB) Administration 9/6/2017
Devocalization Position paper PDF (308.27 KB) Administration 9/6/2017
Names of Species Position Paper PDF (450.63 KB) Administration 9/6/2017
Out of State Specialists Position Paper PDF (356.37 KB) Administration 9/6/2017
Map of Hall of Vet Health PDF (1.75 MB) Administration 8/17/2017
2017 Legislative Wrap Up PDF (4.34 MB) Administration 8/15/2017
Memo of Support Expedited adoption of cats PDF (347.35 KB) Administration 6/6/2017
Memo of Support Shelter Registry PDF (338.62 KB) Administration 6/6/2017
Memo of Opp Emergency Medical Personnel PDF (334.95 KB) Administration 6/6/2017
NYSVMS 2017 Media Kit PDF (157.83 KB) Administration 11/30/2016
Memo of Opp Declaw PDF (215.18 KB) Administration 10/11/2016
Memo of Opp Buoy's Law PDF (261.64 KB) Administration 10/11/2016
NYSVMS Awards List PDF (398.45 KB) Administration 10/7/2016
NYSVMS Anti-Trust Statement PDF (153.88 KB) Administration 9/19/2016
HVH Certificate PDF (187.47 KB) Administration 7/11/2016
NYSVMS Website Privacy Policy PDF (116.39 KB) Administration 6/30/2016
NYSVMS Website Terms of Use PDF (184.7 KB) Administration 6/30/2016
Use of Microbials PDF (1.19 MB) Administration 11/20/2015
Cyanobacteria Blooms Fact Sheet PDF (111.36 KB) Administration 7/15/2015
How to Fight Cyberbullying PDF (1.99 MB) Administration 4/29/2015
Take the LEAP! Join NYSVMS Link Administration 8/21/2013
GRLN - Grassroots Legislative Network Link Administration 8/21/2013
NYSVMS by the Numbers Link Administration 8/21/2013
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