AAV Legislative Committee

Committee Co-chairs:

Susan Clubb

Susan Clubb, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)

Heather Barron

Heather W. Barron, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)


About the Legislative Committee

The legislative committee focuses on a broad range of regulatory issues related to the health, welfare, and conservation of birds. We provide analyses of the often complicated legal and political jargon in proposed legislation and, where appropriate, craft position statements to help our membership make rapid decisions about legislation that may affect avian health professionals, their clients, their patients, and birds as a whole. We advise the board and encourage our membership to follow pending legislation that may affect birds and help us apply appropriate pressure to the government to protect our interests in avian health, welfare and conservation. The legislative committee is open to all AAV members and we would love to have your help! Please contact us if you are interested in participating.

2019 Committee Activities:

What does the Legislative Committee have in store for you for 2019?


  • Expanding our committee is a high priority. There is so much to be done in keeping up with all the changes that are happening here in the US and abroad that may impact avian health and stewardship. We need your help! Please contact us if you would like to serve on this committee.
  • Post monthly updates on legislative issues through social media to help keep our members informed.
  • Work closely with the Conservation and Aviculture Committees to insure we are spreading awareness of relevant issues.

We intend to keep you posted on any new information we have to share through AAV’s social media and quarterly newsletters. We are always interested to hear from YOU about what information you would find helpful in keeping up with today’s rapid developments in legislation that may impact our profession or the health and welfare of birds.

Stay Informed on Legislative Issues

The following links provide useful information on the latest legislation affecting our avian patients and wildlife. 

Would you like to help?

Please get involved! In today’s political climate, every voice protecting the health of our environment, our birds, and thus our livelihood, counts. Together, we can make a difference!

About the Legislative Committee Co-chairs:

Susan Clubb, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)

Dr. Clubb is the owner of Rainforest Clinic for Birds & Exotics and Hurricane Aviaries in Loxahatchee, Florida.

Heather W. Barron, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)

Dr. Barron is the Medical and Research Director at the Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife in Sanibel Island, Florida.

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