The goal of AVMA's Committee on Environmental Issues (CEI) is to provide leadership to the AVMA on environmental issues that may impact animal health, public health, and the veterinary profession.
The CEI strives to be the leader in environmental issues that impact the veterinary profession, animals, and the environment. The CEI is responsible for providing expertise and guidance to the AVMA on environmental issues as outlined in its charge and for supporting the core competencies identified by the AVMA. By utilizing the collective expertise of the Committee, the CEI supports environmentally related policy development, education, and outreach to the veterinary community.
The phrase "environmental issues" encompasses a broad range of topics that have different connotations to different people. The following are the four environmental focus areas of key concern to the veterinary profession as a whole and thus the CEI in particular. The CEI will continue to weigh all environmental issues which may arise for the potential need of involvement by the AVMA; however, the Roadmap's directional clarity will facilitate and enhance the CEI's prioritization of the issues before it.