International affairs

In this article:
  • Learn how international alliances strengthen AVMA’s advocacy on behalf of veterinarians and our patients.
  • See how AVMA’s international advocacy affects you.
  • Find international veterinary opportunities.
  • Learn the history of AVMA’s international initiatives.

International alliances are a key component of the AVMA’s work to support U.S. veterinarians and the veterinary profession. Whether looking at scientific issues, advocating for wise public policy, or working to improve the daily lives of veterinarians, international partnerships strengthen our ability to make a difference both at home and around the world.

Issues like antimicrobials, access to narcotics, animal welfare, and wellbeing cross over national boundaries. As part of a global community, it’s crucial that veterinarians work together to make progress toward our shared goals. AVMA’s global alliances ensure that our members are included in worldwide conversations and can share valuable resources, information, and ideas with fellow veterinarians everywhere.