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Earlier this week, the animal dentistry bills, A.B. 8867 and S.B. 2742-A, passed unanimously in their respective Higher Education Committees. The bills now move on to the Assembly and Senate floors for debate, as early as next week.

Click here for Assembly Bill 8867.
Click here for Senate Bill 2742-A.

Now, more than ever, we need every single member to reach out to their legislators one more time, and ask them to vote in favor of this critical legislation.

These bills affect all veterinarians. This is not just an equine dental bill, but a dental bill for all animal 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 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 the equine community to mobilize and contact legislators with opposition to our bill. Your voice counts and is essential to our success in getting this important legislation passed.

For the NYSVMS Legislative Agenda, click here.

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.orgNYSVMS 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.
I thank you for your commitment and enthusiasm on this important issue.
David Leahy, DVM
Large Animal Committee Chair

Dean Snyder, DVM
GRLN Chair

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