- American Veterinary Medical Association
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), founded in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 76,000 U.S.
veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services.cite web| url=http://www.avma.org/about_avma/whoweare/default.asp| title=About the AVMA| accessdate = 2006-04-06]
The AVMA provides information resources, continuing education opportunities, publications, and discounts on personal and professional products, programs, and services. The AVMA indicates that it lobbies for animal friendly legislation within a framework that supports the use of animals for human purposes (e.g., food, fiber, research, companionship).cite web| url=http://www.avma.org/issues/policy/animal_welfare/default.asp| title=AVMA Animal Welfare Positions| accessdate = 2006-04-06]
United States Department of Educationhas designated the AVMA as the accrediting body for the 28 schools of veterinary medicine in the United States. In this capacity, the AVMA develops and maintains educational standards for these institutions to ensure the qualifications and competency of graduates of veterinary schools.
The AVMA publishes the " [http://avmajournals.avma.org/loi/javma/ Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association] " and the " [http://avmajournals.avma.org/loi/ajvr/ American Journal of Veterinary Research] ".
[http://www.avma.org/ Official Web site]
The AVMA's veterinary student organization is the
Student American Veterinary Medical Association(SAVMA).
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) was founded in 1863, when 40 delegates representing seven states met for a convention in New York. Originally named the United States Veterinary Medical Association, the USVMA was renamed the AVMA in 1889.
By 1913, the AVMA consisted of 1,650 members, with membership open only to graduates of accredited veterinary schools.
Today, the AVMA has more than 76,000 members engaged in a wide variety of work. In addition to treating pets, veterinarians work in a number of fields, such as public health, agriculture, food safety, academics, and the military cite web| url=http://www.avma.org/about_avma/whoweare/whatisavma.asp | title=What is the AVMA? | accessdate = 2008-02-26] .
The AVMA produces policy statements in response to member requests and public interest. These statements are general and aim to encourage improvement based on the best available scientific evidence.
In 2005, the AVMA changed its
gestation cratespolicy and acknowledged that gestation cratescause animal welfareproblems. Still, the AVMA is not asking that factory farmsstop using gestation crates.
Recently the AVMA has voted on several proposals to take a formal stand against the force-feeding of birds to make
foie gras. Although foie grashas been banned in many countries in Europe as well as California, the AVMA has refused to take a stand either for or against foie gras.
pecialists in veterinary medicine
"A veterinary specialist, as recognized by the AVMA, is a graduate veterinarian who has successfully completed the process of board certification in an AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty organization (ie, board or college). To become board certified, a veterinarian must have extensive post-graduate training and experience and pass a credential review and examinations set by the given specialty organization."cite web| url=http://www.avma.org/press/profession/specialties.asp| title=Veterinary Specialty Organizations| accessdate = 2006-04-06]
The AVMA recognizes the following 20 veterinary specialty organizations:
* [http://www.abvp.com American Board of Veterinary Practitioners]
* [http://www.abvt.org American Board of Veterinary Toxicology]
* [http://www.aclam.org American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine ]
* [http://www.acpv.info American College of Poultry Veterinarians]
* [http://www.theriogenology.org/ American College of Theriogenologists ]
* [http://www.acva.org/ American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists ]
* [http://www.dacvb.org/ American College of Veterinary Behaviorists ]
* [http://www.acvcp.org/ American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology]
* [http://www.acvd.org American College of Veterinary Dermatology ]
* [http://www.acvecc.org American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care]
* [http://www.acvim.org American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine ]
* [http://www.vetmed.iastate.edu/acvm American College of Veterinary Microbiologists ]
* [http://www.acvn.org American College of Veterinary Nutrition ]
* [http://www.acvo.org American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists]
* [http://www.acvp.org/ American College of Veterinary Pathologists ]
* [http://www.acvpm.org American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine ]
* [http://www.acvr.org/ American College of Veterinary Radiology ]
* [http://www.acvs.org American College of Veterinary Surgeons ]
American College of Zoological Medicine
* [http://www.AVDC.org American Veterinary Dental College ]
* [http://www.avma.org/ Official Web site]
* [http://avmajournals.avma.org/loi/javma/ "Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association" Web site] Failed verification|date=August 2008
* [http://avmajournals.avma.org/loi/ajvr/ "American Journal of Veterinary Research" Web site]
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