International - Association for Assessment and Accreditation
of Laboratory Animal Care- AAALAC
is a private nonprofit organization that promotes the
humane treatment of animals in science through a voluntary
accreditation program. AAALAC stands for the "Association
for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal
- American Association of Bovine Practitioners- The
American Association of Bovine Practitioners is composed
of veterinarians interested in bovine medicine. It was
founded in 1965 as a "not-for-profit" organization
and has grown to a membership of approximately 5000 veterinarians.
Most of the members are from the United States, but we
have approximately 500 Canadian members and 200 members
from other countries.
- American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine-
The primary goal of the AAEM is to
serve physicians who diagnose and treat patients with
disorders of muscle and nerve, extend the knowledge of
electrodiagnostic medicine, and improve the quality of
- American Association of Equine Practitioners- The
American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is
the world's largest professional association of equine
veterinarians. The AAEP's mission is to improve the health
and welfare of the horse,
- American Association of Feline Practitioners- is
a professional organization of veterinarians who share
an interest in providing excellence in the care and treatment
of cats. The AAFP seeks to raise the standards of feline
medicine and surgery among practitioners by sharing knowledge,
rewarding advancement in research, sponsoring continuing
education, supporting American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
(ABVP) certification in the Feline Practice category,
and encouraging veterinary student interest in feline
- American Animal Hospital Association- The
American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is an international
association of more than 29,000 veterinary care providers
who treat companion animals. Established in 1933, AAHA
is well known among veterinarians and pet owners for its
standards for hospitals and pet health care.
- American Association for Laboratory Animal Science-
The American Association for Laboratory
Animal Science, (AALAS), is the premier forum for the
exchange of information and expertise in the care and
use of laboratory animals.
- Minnesota Branch- The Minnesota
Branch of the American Association for laboratory Animal
Science Inc. was established in 1965 as an organization
of laboratory animal professionals, including researchers,
veterinarians, veterinary technicians and animal care
- American Association of Public Health Veterinarians-
The mission of the Association is
to promote the science and art of public health, epidemiology,
and preventive medicine by providing an expert forum for
the discussion of public health issues of importance to
the veterinary profession and the development of professional
recommendations and public health resolutions.
- American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists-
AAPS Pharmaceutica is the Web portal
for the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
(AAPS), a professional, scientific society of more than
10,000 members employed in academia, industry, government
and other research institutes worldwide.
- American Association of Swine Practitioners- It
is the mission of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians
to increase the knowledge of swine veterinarians by: promoting
the development and availability of the resources which
enhance the effectiveness of professional activities,
creating opportunities which inspire personal and professional
growth, advocating science-based approaches to industry
issues, encouraging personal and professional interaction,
mentoring students, encouraging life-long careers as swine
- Association of Avian Veterinarians- In
Kalamazoo, Michigan, in 1980, a group of pioneers met
to initiate a program to enlighten and enhance the educational
opportunities available to veterinarians working with
avian species. Through the guidance of its founders, that
meeting set the tone for what was to become one of the
fastest-growing disciplines in veterinary medicine.
- Association of Avian Veterinarians - Australian Committee
- American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges-
The Association of American Veterinary
Medical Colleges coordinates the affairs of the 28 U.S.
Veterinary Medical Colleges, four Canadian Colleges of
Veterinary Medicine, Departments of Veterinary Science
and Comparative Medicine, animal medical centers, and
three international veterinary schools.
- American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists-
The American Association of Veterinary
Parasitologists (AAVP) was founded in 1956 and is affiliated
with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
AAVP is a scientific and educational organization with
approximately 450 members. Members of AAVP are teachers,
students, scientists, veterinarians and others interested
in parasites of companion, food-producing, and other domesticated
animals and wildlife, some of which are transmissible
- American Association of Veterinary State Boards-
AAVSB is the single entity that reports
national examination scores to the jurisdiction(s) where
a veterinarian desires to be licensed. AAVSB is permitted
to report these scores to the veterinary boards only;
no other parties can receive scores. AAVSB membership
includes 57 jurisdictions. It also serves as a resource
to the public for information about veterinary medical
- American Boarding Kennels Association- ABKA
is the non-profit trade association for the pet boarding
industry in the United States and around the world. ABKA
members offer a variety of services including pet boarding,
grooming, training, transportation, shipping, pet supplies,
day care and food sales.
- American Board of Veterinary Toxicology- The
American Board of Veterinary Toxicology is a group of
specially trained veterinarians that strive to inform
and educate the public, private practice veterinarians
and veterinary medical students about toxicologic hazards
to pets, livestock and wildlife.
- American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine-
The American College of Laboratory
Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is an organization of board certified
veterinary medical specialists who are experts in the
humane, proper and safe care and use of laboratory animals.
- American Council on Science and Health- (ACSH)
is a consumer education consortium concerned with issues
related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals,
lifestyle, the environment and health. ACSH is an independent,
nonprofit, tax-exempt organization.
- American College of Theriogenologists- This
site provides information for Diplomates of the College
as well as general information regarding the speciality.
Specifics regarding reproduction, fertility and infertility
of horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, cats, dogs and
exotics can be located through this portal.
- American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists-
Veterinary anesthesiology has shared
in the benefits of other specialties in veterinary medicine
as well as the development of anesthesiology and intensive
care as major specialty areas in human medicine. The present
position and development of the American College of Veterinary
Anesthesiologists (ACVA) is the result of extensive efforts
on the part of numerous individuals.
- American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology-
is a specialty board recognized by
the American Veterinary Medical Association. The primary
objectives of the College are to advance the discipline
of veterinary clinical pharmacology as a clinical specialty
and assure the competence of those who practice in this
- American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine-
is the international certifying organization
for veterinary specialists in large animal internal medicine,
small animal internal medicine, cardiology, neurology
and oncology. The organization is leading the way in the
practice of veterinary medicine and in studies to further
advancements in the treatment of animal disease.
- American College of Veterinary Microbiologists-
is the specialty organization recognized
by the American Veterinary Medical Association for Certification
of veterinarians with special expertise in microbiology.
- American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists-
is an organization, not an actual
physical location, that has established certifying criteria
for ophthalmologists. The College certifies veterinarians
in ophthalmology in addition to providing traditional
'association' services to those diplomates, company partners
and the public.
- American College of Veterinary Pathologists- is
an international organization for those specializing in
veterinary and comparative pathology. The College was
incorporated in 1949 with the objectives to further scientific
progress in veterinary pathology; to establish standards
of training, experience, and examinations for qualification
as specialists in veterinary pathology; and to further
the recognition of such qualified specialists by certification
and other means.
- American College of Veterinary Radiology- was
founded in 1961 to determine competence of voluntary candidates
in veterinary radiology and to encourage the development
of teaching personnel and training facilities in veterinary
- American College of Veterinary Surgeons- The
goal of the ACVS Foundation is to inspire and support
scientific and educational achievements that will improve
surgical healthcare of animals. The Foundation supports
innovative proposals from veterinary students, surgical
residents and ACVS Diplomates (young investigators, university
faculty members and specialists-in-practice).
- American Dairy Goat Association- was
organized in 1904 to collect, record and preserve the
pedigrees of dairy goats, provide genetic, management,
and related services of the highest possible quality to
dairy goat breeders, while maintaining the credibility
of information, the integrity of the registry, and contributing
to a public perception and political climate for the dairy
goat industry that will provide optimum economic opportunities
for Association members.
- American Egg Board- is the U.S.
egg producer's link to the consumer in communicating the
value of the incredible egg. As the egg industry's promotion
arm, AEB's foremost challenge is to convince the American
public that the egg is still one of nature's most nearly
- American Federation of Aviculture- is
a educational organization founded in 1974; AFA has a
membership consisting of bird breeders, pet bird owners,
avian veterinarians, pet/bird store owners, bird product
manufacturers, and other people interested in the future
of aviculture; AFA defines anyone keeping exotic birds
in captivity as an "aviculturist" but AFA advocates
that this designation carries with it certain responsibilities
transcending those of the owners of domesticated pets
like dogs and cats.
- American Ferret Association- goal
to promote the domestic ferret as a companion animal through
public education via shows, newsletters, legislative education,
and other venues.
- American Farm Bureau Federation- is
an independent, non-governmental, voluntary organization
governed by and representing farm and ranch families united
for the purpose of analyzing their problems and formulating
action to achieve educational improvement, economic opportunity
and social advancement and, thereby, to promote the national
- American Feed Industry Association- is
the only national organization devoted exclusively to
providing strong, highly qualified leadership representing
the business, legislative and regulatory interests of
the animal feed and pet food industries and their suppliers.
- American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association- The
American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association (AFRMA) was founded
in 1983 and is a non-profit international club. Anyone
that has an interest in rats or mice can be a member.
The main purpose of AFRMA is to promote and encourage
the breeding and exhibition of fancy rats and mice for
show and pets.
- American Fisheries Society- founded
in 1870, is the oldest and largest professional society
representing fisheries scientists. AFS promotes scientific
research and enlightened management of resources for optimum
use and enjoyment by the public. It also encourages a
comprehensive education for fisheries scientists and continuing
on-the-job training. The AFS publishes some of the world's
leading fisheries research journals.
- American Humane Association- the
mission as a network of individuals and organizations,
is to prevent cruelty, abuse, neglect, and exploitation
of children and animals and to assure that their interests
and well-being are fully, effectively, and humanely guaranteed
by an aware and caring society.
- Animal Health Distributors Association- is
an Association of responsible animal health product distributors,
dedicated to serving the best interests of its members;
in particular by protecting their rights to sell and supply,
and securing the continued availability of, a wide range
of non-prescription animal medicines.
- Animal Health/Emerging Animal Diseases- Diseases
of terrestrial, avian and aquatic life influence a number
of global security issues -- food for an increasing world
population, access to international trade, species conservation
and protection of those endangered, and economic growth
in developing and re-organizing nations.
- Animal Health Institute- is
the U.S. trade association that represents manufacturers
of animal health care products - the pharmaceuticals,
vaccines and feed additives used to produce a safe supply
of meat, milk, poultry and eggs, and the veterinary medicines
that help pets live longer, healthier lives.
- American Institute of Fisheries Research Biologists-
is a professional organization with
a membership of approximately 1,000. Established
in 1956, the Institute was founded to promote conservation
and proper utilization of fishery resources through application
of fishery science.
- American Kennel Club- human/animal
bond, which is perpetuated and supported by purpose-bred
dogs for companionship, sport, work, service, etc., is
valuable. Dogs bring joy and people who keep dogs as pets
feel safer and live longer. All dogs are wonderful, but
purpose bred or purebred dogs are more predictable in
many important ways than random-bred dogs and therefore
make better pets.
- American Morgan Horse Association- exists
to preserve, promote, and perpetuate the Morgan horse.
The Association is comprised of five departments that
strive to accomplish this mission: Administration, Marketing,
Membership, Publications, and Registry.
- American Medical Informatics Association- is
a nonprofit membership organization of individuals, institutions,
and corporations dedicated to developing and using information
technologies to improve health care.
- Americans for Medical Progress- is
a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect
society's investment in research.
- Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals
in Research and Teaching- The
Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals
in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART) was established in
1987 in response to concerns in both the wider and the
scientific communities about the use of animals in research
- American Ostrich Association- The AOA is dedicated
to representing the American Ostrich Industry globally
through positive methods of marketing & promotion,
education, research and development, advocacy to governemnt
and other organizations, cooperation with other industries
and entities, our goal is to establish the standards for
the highest quality American ostrich products to ensure
the long term viability of the industry.
- American Ornithologists' Union- Founded
in 1883, the American Ornithologists' Union is the oldest
and largest organization in the New World devoted to the
scientific study of birds. Although the AOU primarily
is a professional organization, its membership of about
4,000 includes many amateurs dedicated to the advancement
of ornithological science.
- Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors- In
the treatment of behaviour problems in cats, dogs and
other companion animals, it takes time to establish cause
and develop treatment plans that are suitable for the
owner’s circumstances. The APBC represents a network
of experienced behaviour counsellors who, on referral
from a veterinary surgeon, are able to offer the time
and expertise necessary to achieve these objectives.
- American Public Health Association- is
the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals
in the world, representing more than 50,000 members from
over 50 occupations of public health.
- Animal Productivity and Health Information Network (University
of Prince Edward Island)- is an
internet-based, information delivery service. It
currently provides services for hog producers in Prince
Edward Island and Ontario. The service is currently
being extended to the salmon industry (initially in New
Brunswick) and is being developed for the lobster industry.
- American Pet Products Manufacturers Association-
is the leading not-for-profit trade
association serving pet product manufacturers and importers.
Founded in 1958, APPMA's membership has grown to nearly
700 pet product manufacturers and importers representing
both large corporations and growing business enterprises.
- American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association- is
a college-level national chapter organization dedicated
to promote and stimulate interest in the field of veterinary
medicine and provide its member clubs with sources of
information regarding sister clubs and the field of veterinary
- American Quarter Horse Association- The
Mission of the American Quarter Horse Foundation is to
encourage, by public contribution, support of the following
educational and charitable projects related to the American
- Association of Reptilian & Amphibian Veterinarians-
We are a non-profit international
organization of veterinarians and herpetologists founded
in 1991. Our goal is to improve reptilian and amphibian
veterinary care and husbandry through education, exchange
of ideas and research. The Association of Reptilian and
Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) promotes conservation and
humane treatment of all reptilian and amphibian species
through education, captive breeding and reptilian and
amphibian habitat preservation.
- Applied Research Ethics National Association- is
dedicated to creating, implementing, and advancing the
highest ethical standards in the conduct of research.
For thirty years, PRIM&R has been the pre-eminent
source for education, professional development, and resource
sharing in all areas pertaining to the ethical, regulatory,
and societal aspects of the research enterprise.
- American Society of Agricultural Engineers- is
an educational and scientific organization dedicated to
the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural,
food, and biological systems. Founded in 1907 and headquartered
in St Joseph, Michigan, ASAE comprises 9,000 members in
more than 100 countries.
- American Society of Animal Science- is
a professional organization for animal scientists designed
to help members provide effective leadership through research,
extension, teaching and service for the dynamic and rapidly
changing livestock and meat industries.
- American Sheep Industry Association- is
the national organization representing the interests of
the 64,000 sheep producers located throughout the United
States. From East to West, farm flocks to range operations,
ASI works to represent the interests of all producers.
- American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners-
promotes the acquisition and dissemination
of knowledge, ideas, and information among veterinarians
and veterinary students having an interest in laboratory
animal practice. The Society does so for the benefit of
laboratory animals, other animals, and society in general.
- American Society for Microbiology- is
the oldest and largest single life science membership
organization in the world. Membership has grown from 59
scientists in 1899 to over 42,000 members today located
throughout the world. ASM represents 25 disciplines of
microbiological specialization plus a division for microbiology
- American Society of Primatologists- The
purposes of this Society are both educational and scientific.
Our goals are to promote and encourage the discovery and
exchange of information regarding primates, and anyone
engaged in scientific primatology or who is interested
in supporting these goals may apply for membership.
- American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene-
is the principal organization in the
United States representing scientists, clinicians and
others with interests in the prevention and control of
tropical diseases through research and education. The
interests of the Society lie in tropical medicine, including
the varied parasitic and viral diseases of the tropics,
as well as other infectious diseases, such as enteric
and mycobacterial infections.
- American Society for Virology- The
purpose of the Society is the advancement and promulgation
of knowledge relevant to virology.
- American Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology- It
provides an opportunity for veterinarians to carry on
advanced studies by the dissemination of new information
in ophthalmology and encourages ophthalmologic training
in veterinary colleges.
- Association for Tropical Biology- was
founded in 1963 to promote research and to foster the
exchange of ideas among biologists working in tropical
environments. The ATB has built its reputation on the
publication of a high-quality, widely-cited journal, BIOTROPICA,
and on the sponsorship of international symposia on diverse
tropical issues. It also co-publishes an international
newsletter, with news for tropical biologists.
University Pre-Veterinary Medical Association- We
are group of dedicated pre-vet students brought together
by our common interest in veterinary medicine and our
love of animals. Our group transcends differences in majors
and even colleges.
to the AVMA- is a non-profit organization
of family, veterinarians, associates, and friends of the
veterinary profession whose purpose is to promote the
science and art of veterinary medicine through communication,
education, and support of those associated with the profession.
- Australian Veterinary Association- AVA
Online is an initiative of the Australian Veterinary Association.
Its purpose is twofold to provide the public with information
on the AVA, the benefits of membership, its policies,
and information on important veterinary health policy
issues and perspectives on the Australian veterinary health
system. To provide a valuable resource to enhance the
community and practice of members of the Australian Veterinary
Assocation, through special access to information, databases,
journals and other publications, and on line discussion
- Academy of Veterinary Allergy & Clinical Immunology-
is an association of veterinarians
with a special interest in clinical allergy and applied
immunology in small and large animals. The purpose of
the Academy is to promote research of allergic diseases
and other related diseases of animals and to disseminate
information concerning this research.
- Association for Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology and
Therapeutics- Broadly, the aims
of the Association are to foster interest in and disseminate
knowledge of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics.
More specifically, our Constitution binds us "to
advance the study and practice the art and science of
veterinary clinical pharmacology and therapeutics and
to advance education for the benefit of the public in
the said art and science."
- Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy- Veterinary
homeopathy is homeopathy as applied to the treatment of
animals. Homeopathy is the system of medicine developed
by Samuel Hahnemann and described in the 5th and 6th editions
of the Organon of Medicine and volumes I and II of Chronic
Diseases; Their Peculiar Nature And Their Homeopathic
- American Veterinary Medical Association- established
in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing
more than 69,000 veterinarians working in private and
corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and
uniformed services. Structured to work for its members,
the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership
and for the profession.
- American Zoo and Aquarium Association- Founded
in 1924, the American Association of Zoological Parks
and Aquariums, now known as the American Zoo and Aquarium
Association (AZA), is a nonprofit organization dedicated
to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas
of conservation, education, science, and recreation. The
American Zoo and Aquarium Association envisions a world
where all people respect, value and conserve animals and
- American Association for Laboratory Accreditation-
Established in 1978 as a non-profit,
public service, membership society, A2LA is dedicated
to the formal recognition of competent testing and calibration
laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers
and reference material producers.