Environmental Responsibility

Comment on this policy

The AVMA supports environmental responsibility including:

  1. Education of veterinarians and the public on the importance of maintenance and restoration of a healthy environment using cost analysis and science-based, peer-reviewed information, and the importance of sustainability, conservation, and long-term planning.
  2. Understanding control and prevention of the environmental impacts of chemicals, medical and animal wastes, greenhouse gases, and other man-made products that may negatively affect the environment.
  3. Promotion of scientifically-based, environmentally sensitive practices of veterinary medicine to ensure a viable ecosystem for future generations.

Relevant AVMA Policy: