AVMA Policies Related to Research

The AVMA Council on Research oversees 11 policies related to biomedical research:

Assessment of New Therapies for Alleviation of Pain in Animals

AVMA Policy to Promote Veterinary Medical Research and Discovery

AVMA Support of Comparative Medicine Programs of the National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health - note: Comparative Medicine is now within the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs, Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives in the Office of the Director

Comparative Medicine and Translational Research

Creation and Use of Genetically Modified Animals as Research Models 

Establishment and Use of Veterinary Clinical Studies Committees

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NIH Support of Biomedical Research Training for Veterinarians

Research Priorities of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Other AVMA policies related to research include:

AVMA Animal Welfare Principles

Aquatic Ecosystems

Development of Emerging Disease Agent Biologics

Funding for USDA Facilities

Global Climate Change and Animal Health


Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies

USDA/APHIS Animal Welfare Program

Use of Animals in Research, Testing, and Education

Use of Biotechnology in Development of Drugs and Vaccines

Use of Biotechnology in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Agriculture

Use of Random-Source Dogs and Cats for Research, Testing, and Education


 Why is research important to both animal and human health? Learn more in our Reference Guide on Biomedical Research.