Legislative Center

Learn about the latest updates in advocacy and legislative affairs. One of the most vital and impactful things CVMA does is advocate on behalf of the veterinary profession in Colorado. Without the strength of our 2,600+ members behind us, and without your annual membership dues, we cannot effectively work under the golden dome to protect you, your practice, and the veterinary profession in Colorado. We fight to make sure legislators know how proposed bills can help or hurt your livelihood, veterinary medicine, and animal health and welfare. This is no easy task and no one person alone could hope to achieve what we can accomplish when we come together as a single voice. Together, we can protect veterinary medicine. Read on to see how we have been working to advance veterinary medicine in Colorado.

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Latest Updates

The 2024 Colorado Legislative session opened on January 10, 2024. CVMA will keep members updated on the latest through eVOICE, our app, and on the blog. As always, CVMA will actively monitor and engage with bills that have the potential to impact the veterinary or animal welfare communities.

For full bill descriptions, actions, and status of all the bills CVMA follows, click the bill name posted below.

  • February 21, 2024: Re-hearing by the Ballot Title Setting Board will be held at 9:00am.
  • February 14, 2024: A motion for re-hearing by the Ballot Title Setting Board has been submitted.
  • February 7, 2024: Hearing by the Ballot Title Setting Board was held. Single subject approved; staff draft amended; titles set.
  • January 11, 2024: Initiative #145: Establish Qualifications and Registration for Veterinary Professional Associate was filed by a coalition of animal welfare groups, including the Dumb Friends League and the ASPCA. The CVMA Board of Directors and Advocacy Commission is closely monitoring this ballot initiative. 
  • February 21, 2024: Re-hearing by the Ballot Title Setting Board will be held at 9:00am.
  • February 14, 2024: A motion for re-hearing by the Ballot Title Setting Board has been submitted.
  • February 7, 2024: Hearing by the Ballot Title Setting Board was held. Single subject approved; staff draft amended; titles set.
  • January 11, 2024: Initiative #144: Veterinary Telehealth was filed by a coalition of animal welfare groups, including the Dumb Friends League and the ASPCA. The CVMA Board of Directors and Advocacy Commission is closely monitoring this ballot initiative. 

CVMA Bill Tracker

The 2024 Colorado legislative session kicked off on January 10, 2024. As always, CVMA will actively monitor and engage with bills that have the potential to impact the veterinary or animal welfare communities.

For full bill descriptions, actions, and status of all the bills CVMA follows, see the information posted above.

This page will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

Regulatory and Legislative Resources

Here is a list of additional regulatory and legislative resources related to veterinary medicine in Colorado. Note: CVMA does not have regulatory authority in Colorado, and does not manage veterinary licensure.

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