Promote veterinary medical research and discovery


The AVMA promotes veterinary research as the foundation that is critical for its members to ensure animal health and welfare, safe and affordable food of animal origin, protection and improvement of the environment, and advancement of human health. Discovery of new knowledge and training of veterinarian-scientists are essential to meet future societal needs.

Therefore, the AVMA recognizes that veterinary medical research is fundamental to the continued advancement of evidence-based veterinary practice. As such, the Association will advocate for programs that emphasize research and science and encourage strong veterinary medical research programs. Furthermore, the Association strongly supports the integration of research/scholarship into veterinary degree and post-veterinary degree training programs.