Position Statements

Calf Transport and Slaughter (updated 2023)

Captive Hunting (updated 2020)

Cattle Tail Docking (updated 2023)

Abandoned and Feral Cat Colonies (updated 2019)

Compensatory Value for Animals Beyond Their Property Value (updated 2020)

Complementary Veterinary Medicine  (updated 2022)

Dog Tethering (updated November 2021)

Ear Cropping and Tail Docking of Dogs (updated November 2021)

Horse Tail Alteration (updated February 2023)

Horse Transportation and Processing (updated January 2021)

Housing Layer Chickens (updated 2019)

Sales Tax on Veterinary Services (updated 2023) 

Raw Milk Sale and Consumption (updated April 2023)

Trapping (updated March 2021)





The VVMA Executive Board recently adopted a policy (August 2019) guiding the review of the above position statements.  They are now reviewed every 5-6 years unless a member requests a change prior to the scheduled review.  We value our members' input and welcome comments and suggestions at any time.  For more information, please contact Associate Director Linda Waite-Simpson at [email protected].  On issues other than those listed above, the VVMA generally defers to the position statements of the American Veterinary Medical Association