The AVMA supports environmental responsibility including:
- Education of veterinarians and the public about the interdependence of human health and animal health with environmental health.
- Best practices to prevent and control the harmful environmental impacts of chemicals, pesticides, medical and animal wastes, greenhouse gases, and anthropogenic products.
- Long-term planning and promotion of science-based, environmentally sensitive practices of veterinary medicine to ensure viable ecosystem health and mitigate the impact of global climate change for future generations.
Relevant AVMA policy: