Animal Welfare: Education

This page provides information on professional veterinary educational opportunities pertaining to animal welfare.

Featured Topic: Continuing Education in Animal Welfare at the AVMA Convention

The AVMA Convention provides multiple opportunities to learn about animal welfare. This includes three days of programming for veterinarians within a dedicated Animal Welfare track.

Animal Welfare Curriculum Development

Animal Welfare Curriculum Planning Group

To help address the need for comprehensive veterinary professional education in animal welfare, the AVMA is developing recommendations for curricula for colleges and schools of veterinary medicine.

Animal Welfare in Veterinary Medical Education and Research

The proceedings of this 2009 symposium provide Information on the role of the veterinary profession in animal welfare education, research and advocacy as presented by an international line-up of expert speakers. Included are copies of presentations, poster abstracts, and links to published papers.

Specialty Training

American College of Animal Welfare (ACAW)

The mission of the American College of Animal Welfare, an AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty organization, is to advance animal welfare through education, certification, and scientific investigation. Diplomates of the American College of Animal Welfare are veterinarians with specialized training and experience to carry out the ACAW mission.​

The AVMA's Animal Welfare Conversation on LinkedIn