Vet Mobility Act Signed Into Law

Vet Mobility Act Signed Into Law

On Friday, August 1, President Obama signed into law an American Horse Council (AHC) supported bill, the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, making it legal for veterinarians to provide the care necessary to horses away from their licensed place of practice and across state lines.

Previously, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) believed that veterinarians were in violation of the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) and prohibited them from transporting, administering or dispensing any controlled substances which are necessary for the veterinarian when attempting to care for the safety and well-being of the horse beyond their licensed locations.

The new language reads, “a registrant who is a veterinarian shall not be required to have a separate registration in order to transport and dispense controlled substances in the usual course of veterinary practice at a site other than the registrant’s registered principal place of business or professional practice, so long as the site of transporting and dispensing is located in a State where the veterinarian is licensed to practice veterinary medicine and is not a principal place of business or professional practice.”

The AHC is unaware of how the DEA will react to this or whether they will issue new guidance or change their registration process in any way to reflect this new provision.

 The AHC would like to thank Congress and the President for this important legislation that allows veterinarians to continue caring for the well-being of horses without any fear of being in violation of the CSA.

AHC’s Issues Forum Asks “Where Are All the Horses”?

AHC’s Issues Forum Asks “Where Are All the Horses”?

Submitted by admin on Thu, 07/03/2014 – 09:44

On June 24, the American Horse Council held its National Issues Forum, sponsored by Luitpold, the makers of Adequan, in Washington, DC. The forum featured speakers from across the horse industry discussing “Where Have All the Horses Gone.”  Leaders from breed registries, racing, showing, the various disciplines, veterinarians and other stakeholders spoke about the decline in registered horses and the impact on their segment of the horse industry.  Continue reading

Vet Mobility Act Passed by Congress

Vet Mobility Act Passed by Congress

Submitted by admin on Tue, 07/29/2014 – 16:27

Congress has passed the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act by voice vote. The bill is sponsored by Representatives Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Ted Yoho of Florida (R-FL), both of whom are veterinarians and Senator Angus King (I-ME) and Jerry Moran (R-KS). The AHC has strongly supported this bill. Continue reading

Industry Leaders Meet at AHC Conference in Washington



Industry Leaders Meet at AHC Conference in Washington

The 45th annual meeting of the American Horse Council was held in Washington, DC in late June.  It drew nearly 200 attendees, including industry leaders from 50 organizations, members of Congress and staff, and federal regulatory agency staff. Photos from the meeting are posted on the AHC’s website. Continue reading

Ride the Range

We are hosting the second annual Ride the Range as part of our Western Days event September 12th-14th. This will include three days of horseback riding, arena games, and western entertainment. I am hoping that you will share this on your site, as well as your Facebook, for all of your followers to see. Thanks so much and please visit BoiseStageStop.org/western-days for details.

Samantha McDonaldRTRad
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