Chicago Vet Associations Have the Right Idea!

Posted on 03/28/2009


Just for the record in Chicago of who said what:

On July 29 2008, representatives of both the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA) testified against the proposed Chicago Mandatory Spay Neuter Ordinance when it was presented before the Joint Committees (Finance, and Consumer Protection and Licensing) of the Chicago City Council.

You can read their July 2008 opposition statements here:



On March 12, 2009, at the second hearing of the Chicago MSN ordinance before the Joint Committees, Dr. Shannon Greeley, representing the CVMA, spoke against MSN; Dr. Sheldon Rubin was present, and prepared to speak also against MSN, but was not called to speak (perhaps intentionally, since Dr Rubin is a very impressive speaker, and the pro-MSN camp may have deliberately chosen to deny him that opportunity.) Dr. Rubin presented the written version of his speech to all of the Chicago aldermen (City Council members), and the written testimony of his speech can be found here (and I encourage everyone to read it, since it is quite compelling):

A current formal press release statement of the ISVMA against Chicago MSN can be found here:

Obviously while there is some overlap of Membership between the CVMA, the ISVMA, and the AVMA, they are all distinct entities with distinct governing boards and policies.