Gov. Cuomo signed legislation cracking down on puppy mills and unscrupulous pet dealers who masquerade as not-for-profit animal shelters. The bill requires all nonprofit animal shelters and rescues to register with the state — a move that would make them, for the first time, subject to state regulation.
NYSVMS also opposed the bark softening legislation which did not move out of committee. NYSVMS will continue to work to ensure that the decision to perform a medical procedure is left to a veterinarian.
Compounded Drugs for office use
NYSVMS drafted our own compounding legislation last year and this year Senator Valesky and Assemblyman Zebrowski reintroduced the bill. While the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine has not given an official answer yet on whether or not compounding for office stock and use is prohibited through explicit language, it is not expressly permitted, either. The bill continues to be “live” for the upcoming session.