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Veterinarian Associations and Organizations
Click on the letters below to search veterinary associations and organizations alphabetically.

AAALAC 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 Care."
AABP - 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.
AAEM - 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 patient care.
AAEP - 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,
AAFP - 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 practice.
AAHA - 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.
AALAS - 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.
AALAS - 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 technicians.
AAPHV - 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.
AAPS - 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.
AASP - 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 veterinarians.
AAV - 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.
AAV - Association of Avian Veterinarians - Australian Committee
AAVMC - 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.
AAVP - 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 to humans.
AAVSB - 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 regulation.
ABKA - 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.
ABVT - 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.
ACLAM - 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.
ACSH - 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.
ACT - 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.
ACVA - 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.
ACVCP - 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 field.
ACVIM - 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.
ACVM - 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.
ACVO - 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.
ACVP - 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.
ACVR - 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 radiology.
ACVS - 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).
ADGA - 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.
AEB - 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 perfect foods.
AFA - 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.
AFA - American Ferret Association- goal to promote the domestic ferret as a companion animal through public education via shows, newsletters, legislative education, and other venues.
AFB - 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 well-being.
AFIA - 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.
AFRMA - 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.
AFS - 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.
AHA - 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.
AHDA - 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.
AHEAD - 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.
AHI - 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.
AIFRB - 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.
AKC - 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.
AMHA - 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.
AMIA - 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.
AMP - Americans for Medical Progress- is a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect society's investment in research.
ANZCCART - 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 and teaching.
AOA - 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.
AOU - 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.
APBC - 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.
APHA - 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.
APHIN - 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.
APPMA - 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.
APVMA - 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 medicine.
AQHA - 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 Quarter Horse.
ARAV - 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.
ARENA - 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.
ASAE - 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.
ASAS - 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.
ASI - 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.
ASLAP - 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.
ASM - 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 educators.
ASP - 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.
ASTMH - 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.
ASV - American Society for Virology- The purpose of the Society is the advancement and promulgation of knowledge relevant to virology.
ASVO - 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.
ATB - 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.
Auburn 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.
Auxillary 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.
AVA - 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 forums.
AVACI - 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.
AVCPT - 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."
AVH - 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 Cure.
AVMA - 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.
AZA - 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 nature.
A2LA - 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.
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