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AAV Legislative Committee

Committee Co-chairs:

Susan Clubb, DVM, Dipl ABVP (Avian)

Heather W. Barron, DVM, Dipl ABVP (Avian)


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 at if you are interested in participating.


Here Are Some Of Our Goals:

  • Enlist active members
  • Meet (both in person at the annual conference and remotely throughout the year) as needed to discuss legislative items and what, if any, support AAV or individual members could offer
  • Define a forum to allow interested stakeholders the opportunity to learn about and/or discuss legislation pertaining to avian health (e.g. annual conference session, newsletter, email updates, Facebook page, etc)
  • Keep an online spreadsheet up to date for pending legislation and outcomes that can be easily accessed by all members

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!

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