Vermont Veterinary Medical Association

VVMA Position Statements

Calf Transport and Slaughter

Captive Hunting

Cattle Tail Docking

Colonies of Free-Roaming Abandoned and Feral Cats

Compensatory Value for Animals Beyond Their Property Value

Complementary Veterinary Medicine

Dog Tethering

Ear Cropping and Tail Docking of Dogs

Horse Tail Docking

Horse Transportation and Processing

Housing Layer Chickens in Cages

Sales and Use Tax on Veterinary Services

Raw Milk Sale and Consumption


Veterinary Dentistry



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 member input and welcome comments and suggestions at any time.  For more information, please contact Associate Director Linda Waite-Simpson at  On issues other than those listed above, the VVMA generally defers to the position statements of the American Veterinary Medical Association