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 2,000+ 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.

Pledge your support! Donate to the CVMA Political Action Committee.

See the latest updates on CVMA’s legislative action on the CVMA News page.

Legislative Affairs

The 2020 Colorado legislative session opened January 8, 2020. The legislature recessed on March 14 due to COVID-19.

CVMA was actively monitoring, supporting, and opposing several bills that have the potential to impact the veterinary or animal welfare communities. CVMA will continue advocating for veterinarians when the legislature reconvenes.

For full bill descriptions, actions, and status of all the bills followed, see the CVMA Bill Tracker below. For the latest updates on CVMA legislative action, visit the CVMA News page.

The colors to the left of each bill indicate CVMA’s position on each piece of legislation. CVMA is currently watching all bills listed.

  • Green = Support
  • Gray = Monitor
  • Red= Oppose


See more legislative resources:

Regulatory Affairs

CVMA does not have regulatory authority. Here is a list of resources related to the regulation of veterinary medicine in Colorado.