Professional Policy and Practice

Browse AVMA Policies

The AVMA sets policies that guide best practices for veterinarians on a wide range of matters, from clinical practice to research to livestock farming. View all of our policies, find out how AVMA policies are approved, and comment on policies that are open for member review.

Browse by Animal/Species

Looking for information about a particular species? Here’s an easy way to find just what you’re looking for.

Browse by Topic

Looking for information about a particular topic? From animal advocacy to personal wellness to zoonotic diseases, this search will help you find what you’re looking for.

Browse by Discipline

Looking for information specific to a veterinary discipline or specialty? Search information relevant to academia, internal medicine, ophthalmology, surgery and many other disciplines to focus your results.


From animal welfare to zoonotic disease, our resources provide a wide range of information on a variety of topics and in a variety of formats. Whether it’s a scientific literature review; FAQ; market research data or report; reference guide; or AVMA report, you’ll find it here.

Tools for K-12 Educators

Trained veterinarians are critical when it comes to protecting animal and human health. AVMA has created materials to help classroom teachers cultivate students' interest in science and technology. Targeted to specific grade levels from kindergarten through high school, most of these resources can be easily downloaded for use in the classroom.