Animal Welfare Committee


To gather, study, and interpret relevant information on animal welfare issues of importance to the veterinary profession, and to develop position statements on animal welfare issues for consideration by the Board of Directors.


The Committee has 16 members who represent the following: laboratory animal medicine, American Association of Equine Practitioners, American Association of Avian Pathologists, small animal practice, American Association of Feline Practitioners, Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, government service, industrial veterinary medicine, American Association of Swine Veterinarians, American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners, humane or animal welfare organizations, zoo and wildlife medicine, Association of Avian Veterinarians, the Student AVMA, and the AVMA Auxiliary.

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