Marine Mammal Health and Welfare, Veterinary Involvement in*

Comment on this policy

The AVMA encourages the use of appropriately experienced and qualified veterinarians to optimize the health and welfare of marine mammals, including but not limited to population, ecosystem, and public health, medical management and oversight of stranding and rehabilitation programs; disease diagnosis; pathogen surveillance; use of therapeutic and biologic agents; human interaction; clinical and forensic necropsies.

* Formerly Titled "Marine Mammal Protection Act"