Position Statements

Calf Transport and Slaughter

Captive Hunting (updated 2020)

Cattle Tail Docking

Abandoned and Feral Cat Colonies (updated 2019)

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

Complementary Veterinary Medicine (under review in 2019.  Deferred until after 2020 Draft Administrative Rules are adopted)

Dog Tethering ** up for 2021 review

Ear Cropping and Tail Docking of Dogs. ** up for 2021 review

Horse Tail Docking

Horse Transportation and Processing (updated January 2021)

Housing Layer Chickens (updated 2019)

Sales and Use Tax on Veterinary Services

Raw Milk Sale and Consumption. ** up for 2021 review

Trapping (updated March 2021)

Veterinary Dentistry


**Policies under review, September/October 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