Vet Association

AAALAC International

Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care- AAALAC is a
private nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through a voluntary
accreditation program. AAALAC stands for the "Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory
Animal Care."


American Association of Bovine Practitioners- The American Association of Bovine Practitioners is
composed of veterinarians interested in bovine medicine. It was founded in 1965 as a "not-for-profit"
organization and has grown to a membership of approximately 5000 veterinarians. Most of the members are
from the United States, but we have approximately 500 Canadian members and 200 members from other


American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine- The primary goal of the AAEM is to serve physicians
who diagnose and treat patients with disorders of muscle and nerve, extend the knowledge of electrodiagnostic
medicine, and improve the quality of patient care.


American Association of Equine Practitioners- The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is
the world's largest professional association of equine veterinarians. The AAEP's mission is to improve the health
and welfare of the horse,


American Association of Feline Practitioners- is a professional organization of veterinarians who share an
interest in providing excellence in the care and treatment of cats. The AAFP seeks to raise the standards of feline
medicine and surgery among practitioners by sharing knowledge, rewarding advancement in research,
sponsoring continuing education, supporting American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) certification in
the Feline Practice category, and encouraging veterinary student interest in feline practice.


American Animal Hospital Association- The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is an
international association of more than 29,000 veterinary care providers who treat companion animals.
Established in 1933, AAHA is well known among veterinarians and pet owners for its standards for hospitals and
pet health care.


American Association for Laboratory Animal Science- The American Association for Laboratory Animal
Science, (AALAS), is the premier forum for the exchange of information and expertise in the care and use of
laboratory animals.


Minnesota Branch- The Minnesota Branch of the American Association for laboratory Animal Science Inc.
was established in 1965 as an organization of laboratory animal professionals, including researchers,
veterinarians, veterinary technicians and animal care technicians.


American Association of Public Health Veterinarians- The mission of the Association is to promote the
science and art of public health, epidemiology, and preventive medicine by providing an expert forum for the
discussion of public health issues of importance to the veterinary profession and the development of professional
recommendations and public health resolutions.


American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists- AAPS Pharmaceutica is the Web portal for the
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), a professional, scientific society of more than 10,000
members employed in academia, industry, government and other research institutes worldwide.
AASP - American Association of Swine Practitioners- It is the mission of the American Association of Swine
Veterinarians to increase the knowledge of swine veterinarians by: promoting the development and availability
of the resources which enhance the effectiveness of professional activities, creating opportunities which inspire
personal and professional growth, advocating science-based approaches to industry issues, encouraging personal
and professional interaction, mentoring students, encouraging life-long careers as swine veterinarians.


Association of Avian Veterinarians- In Kalamazoo, Michigan, in 1980, a group of pioneers met to initiate a
program to enlighten and enhance the educational opportunities available to veterinarians working with avian
species. Through the guidance of its founders, that meeting set the tone for what was to become one of the
fastest-growing disciplines in veterinary medicine.


Association of Avian Veterinarians - Australian Committee


American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges- The Association of American Veterinary Medical
Colleges coordinates the affairs of the 28 U.S. Veterinary Medical Colleges, four Canadian Colleges of Veterinary
Medicine, Departments of Veterinary Science and Comparative Medicine, animal medical centers, and three
international veterinary schools.


American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists- The American Association of Veterinary
Parasitologists (AAVP) was founded in 1956 and is affiliated with the American Veterinary Medical Association
(AVMA). AAVP is a scientific and educational organization with approximately 450 members. Members of AAVP
are teachers, students, scientists, veterinarians and others interested in parasites of companion, food-producing,
and other domesticated animals and wildlife, some of which are transmissible to humans.


American Association of Veterinary State Boards- AAVSB is the single entity that reports national
examination scores to the jurisdiction(s) where a veterinarian desires to be licensed. AAVSB is permitted to
report these scores to the veterinary boards only; no other parties can receive scores. AAVSB membership
includes 57 jurisdictions. It also serves as a resource to the public for information about veterinary medical


American Boarding Kennels Association- ABKA is the non-profit trade association for the pet boarding
industry in the United States and around the world. ABKA members offer a variety of services including pet
boarding, grooming, training, transportation, shipping, pet supplies, day care and food sales.


American Board of Veterinary Toxicology- The American Board of Veterinary Toxicology is a group of
specially trained veterinarians that strive to inform and educate the public, private practice veterinarians and
veterinary medical students about toxicologic hazards to pets, livestock and wildlife.


American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine- The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
(ACLAM) is an organization of board certified veterinary medical specialists who are experts in the humane,
proper and safe care and use of laboratory animals.


American Council on Science and Health- (ACSH) is a consumer education consortium concerned with
issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health. ACSH is an
independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization.


American College of Theriogenologists- This site provides information for Diplomates of the College as well
as general information regarding the speciality. Specifics regarding reproduction, fertility and infertility of horses,
cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, cats, dogs and exotics can be located through this portal.


American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists- Veterinary anesthesiology has shared in the benefits of
other specialties in veterinary medicine as well as the development of anesthesiology and intensive care as major
specialty areas in human medicine. The present position and development of the American College of Veterinary
Anesthesiologists (ACVA) is the result of extensive efforts on the part of numerous individuals.


American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology- is a specialty board recognized by the American
Veterinary Medical Association. The primary objectives of the College are to advance the discipline of veterinary
clinical pharmacology as a clinical specialty and assure the competence of those who practice in this field.


American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine- is the international certifying organization for
veterinary specialists in large animal internal medicine, small animal internal medicine, cardiology, neurology
and oncology. The organization is leading the way in the practice of veterinary medicine and in studies to further
advancements in the treatment of animal disease.


American College of Veterinary Microbiologists- is the specialty organization recognized by the American
Veterinary Medical Association for Certification of veterinarians with special expertise in microbiology.


American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists- is an organization, not an actual physical location, that
has established certifying criteria for ophthalmologists. The College certifies veterinarians in ophthalmology in
addition to providing traditional 'association' services to those diplomates, company partners and the public.


American College of Veterinary Pathologists- is an international organization for those specializing in
veterinary and comparative pathology. The College was incorporated in 1949 with the objectives to further
scientific progress in veterinary pathology; to establish standards of training, experience, and examinations for
qualification as specialists in veterinary pathology; and to further the recognition of such qualified specialists by
certification and other means.


American College of Veterinary Radiology- was founded in 1961 to determine competence of voluntary
candidates in veterinary radiology and to encourage the development of teaching personnel and training
facilities in veterinary radiology.


American College of Veterinary Surgeons- The goal of the ACVS Foundation is to inspire and support
scientific and educational achievements that will improve surgical healthcare of animals. The Foundation
supports innovative proposals from veterinary students, surgical residents and ACVS Diplomates (young
investigators, university faculty members and specialists-in-practice).
ADGA - American Dairy Goat Association- was organized in 1904 to collect, record and preserve the pedigrees of
dairy goats, provide genetic, management, and related services of the highest possible quality to dairy goat
breeders, while maintaining the credibility of information, the integrity of the registry, and contributing to a
public perception and political climate for the dairy goat industry that will provide optimum economic
opportunities for Association members.


American Egg Board- is the U.S. egg producer's link to the consumer in communicating the value of the
incredible egg. As the egg industry's promotion arm, AEB's foremost challenge is to convince the American public
that the egg is still one of nature's most nearly perfect foods.


American Federation of Aviculture- is a educational organization founded in 1974; AFA has a membership
consisting of bird breeders, pet bird owners, avian veterinarians, pet/bird store owners, bird product
manufacturers, and other people interested in the future of aviculture; AFA defines anyone keeping exotic birds
in captivity as an "aviculturist" but AFA advocates that this designation carries with it certain responsibilities
transcending those of the owners of domesticated pets like dogs and cats.


American Ferret Association- goal to promote the domestic ferret as a companion animal through public
education via shows, newsletters, legislative education, and other venues.


American Farm Bureau Federation- is an independent, non-governmental, voluntary organization governed
by and representing farm and ranch families united for the purpose of analyzing their problems and formulating
action to achieve educational improvement, economic opportunity and social advancement and, thereby, to
promote the national well-being.


American Feed Industry Association- is the only national organization devoted exclusively to providing
strong, highly qualified leadership representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the animal
feed and pet food industries and their suppliers.


American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association- The American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association (AFRMA)
was founded in 1983 and is a non-profit international club. Anyone that has an interest in rats or mice can be a
member. The main purpose of AFRMA is to promote and encourage the breeding and exhibition of fancy rats and
mice for show and pets.


American Fisheries Society- founded in 1870, is the oldest and largest professional society representing
fisheries scientists. AFS promotes scientific research and enlightened management of resources for optimum use
and enjoyment by the public. It also encourages a comprehensive education for fisheries scientists and
continuing on-the-job training. The AFS publishes some of the world's leading fisheries research journals.


American Humane Association- the mission as a network of individuals and organizations, is to prevent
cruelty, abuse, neglect, and exploitation of children and animals and to assure that their interests and well-being
are fully, effectively, and humanely guaranteed by an aware and caring society.


Animal Health Distributors Association- is an Association of responsible animal health product
distributors, dedicated to serving the best interests of its members; in particular by protecting their rights to sell
and supply, and securing the continued availability of, a wide range of non-prescription animal medicines.


Animal Health/Emerging Animal Diseases- Diseases of terrestrial, avian and aquatic life influence a
number of global security issues -- food for an increasing world population, access to international trade, species
conservation and protection of those endangered, and economic growth in developing and re-organizing nations.


Animal Health Institute- is the U.S. trade association that represents manufacturers of animal health care
products - the pharmaceuticals, vaccines and feed additives used to produce a safe supply of meat, milk, poultry
and eggs, and the veterinary medicines that help pets live longer, healthier lives.


American Institute of Fisheries Research Biologists- is a professional organization with a membership of
approximately 1,000. Established in 1956, the Institute was founded to promote conservation and proper
utilization of fishery resources through application of fishery science.


American Kennel Club- human/animal bond, which is perpetuated and supported by purpose-bred dogs for
companionship, sport, work, service, etc., is valuable. Dogs bring joy and people who keep dogs as pets feel safer
and live longer. All dogs are wonderful, but purpose bred or purebred dogs are more predictable in many
important ways than random-bred dogs and therefore make better pets.


American Morgan Horse Association- exists to preserve, promote, and perpetuate the Morgan horse.
The Association is comprised of five departments that strive to accomplish this mission: Administration,
Marketing, Membership, Publications, and Registry.


American Medical Informatics Association- is a nonprofit membership organization of individuals,
institutions, and corporations dedicated to developing and using information technologies to improve health


Americans for Medical Progress- is a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect society's
investment in research.


Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching- The
Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART) was
established in 1987 in response to concerns in both the wider and the scientific communities about the use of
animals in research and teaching.


American Ostrich Association- The AOA is dedicated to representing the American Ostrich Industry globally
through positive methods of marketing & promotion, education, research and development, advocacy to
governemnt and other organizations, cooperation with other industries and entities, our goal is to establish the
standards for the highest quality American ostrich products to ensure the long term viability of the industry.


American Ornithologists' Union- Founded in 1883, the American Ornithologists' Union is the oldest and
largest organization in the New World devoted to the scientific study of birds. Although the AOU primarily is a
professional organization, its membership of about 4,000 includes many amateurs dedicated to the advancement
of ornithological science.


Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors- In the treatment of behaviour problems in cats, dogs and other
companion animals, it takes time to establish cause and develop treatment plans that are suitable for the
owner’s circumstances. The APBC represents a network of experienced behaviour counsellors who, on referral
from a veterinary surgeon, are able to offer the time and expertise necessary to achieve these objectives.


American Public Health Association- is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in
the world, representing more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of public health.


Animal Productivity and Health Information Network (University of Prince Edward Island)- is an internet-
based, information delivery service. It currently provides services for hog producers in Prince Edward Island and

Ontario. The service is currently being extended to the salmon industry (initially in New Brunswick) and is being
developed for the lobster industry.


American Pet Products Manufacturers Association- is the leading not-for-profit trade association serving
pet product manufacturers and importers. Founded in 1958, APPMA's membership has grown to nearly 700 pet
product manufacturers and importers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises.


American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association- is a college-level national chapter organization dedicated
to promote and stimulate interest in the field of veterinary medicine and provide its member clubs with sources
of information regarding sister clubs and the field of veterinary medicine.


American Quarter Horse Association- The Mission of the American Quarter Horse Foundation is to
encourage, by public contribution, support of the following educational and charitable projects related to the
American Quarter Horse.
ARAV - Association of Reptilian & Amphibian Veterinarians- We are a non-profit international organization of
veterinarians and herpetologists founded in 1991. Our goal is to improve reptilian and amphibian veterinary care
and husbandry through education, exchange of ideas and research. The Association of Reptilian and Amphibian
Veterinarians (ARAV) promotes conservation and humane treatment of all reptilian and amphibian species
through education, captive breeding and reptilian and amphibian habitat preservation.


Applied Research Ethics National Association- is dedicated to creating, implementing, and advancing the
highest ethical standards in the conduct of research. For thirty years, PRIM&R has been the pre-eminent source
for education, professional development, and resource sharing in all areas pertaining to the ethical, regulatory,
and societal aspects of the research enterprise.


American Society of Agricultural Engineers- is an educational and scientific organization dedicated to the
advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Founded in 1907 and
headquartered in St Joseph, Michigan, ASAE comprises 9,000 members in more than 100 countries.


American Society of Animal Science- is a professional organization for animal scientists designed to help
members provide effective leadership through research, extension, teaching and service for the dynamic and
rapidly changing livestock and meat industries.


American Sheep Industry Association- is the national organization representing the interests of the 64,000
sheep producers located throughout the United States. From East to West, farm flocks to range operations, ASI
works to represent the interests of all producers.


American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners- promotes the acquisition and dissemination of
knowledge, ideas, and information among veterinarians and veterinary students having an interest in laboratory
animal practice. The Society does so for the benefit of laboratory animals, other animals, and society in general.


American Society for Microbiology- is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in
the world. Membership has grown from 59 scientists in 1899 to over 42,000 members today located throughout
the world. ASM represents 25 disciplines of microbiological specialization plus a division for microbiology


American Society of Primatologists- The purposes of this Society are both educational and scientific. Our
goals are to promote and encourage the discovery and exchange of information regarding primates, and anyone
engaged in scientific primatology or who is interested in supporting these goals may apply for membership.


American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene- is the principal organization in the United States
representing scientists, clinicians and others with interests in the prevention and control of tropical diseases
through research and education. The interests of the Society lie in tropical medicine, including the varied
parasitic and viral diseases of the tropics, as well as other infectious diseases, such as enteric and mycobacterial


American Society for Virology- The purpose of the Society is the advancement and promulgation of
knowledge relevant to virology.


American Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology- It provides an opportunity for veterinarians to carry on
advanced studies by the dissemination of new information in ophthalmology and encourages ophthalmologic
training in veterinary colleges.


Association for Tropical Biology- was founded in 1963 to promote research and to foster the exchange of
ideas among biologists working in tropical environments. The ATB has built its reputation on the publication of a
high-quality, widely-cited journal, BIOTROPICA, and on the sponsorship of international symposia on diverse
tropical issues. It also co-publishes an international newsletter, with news for tropical biologists.

Auburn University Pre-Veterinary Medical Association- We are group of dedicated pre-vet students brought
together by our common interest in veterinary medicine and our love of animals. Our group transcends
differences in majors and even colleges.

Auxillary to the AVMA

is a non-profit organization of family, veterinarians, associates, and friends of the
veterinary profession whose purpose is to promote the science and art of veterinary medicine through
communication, education, and support of those associated with the profession.


Australian Veterinary Association- AVA Online is an initiative of the Australian Veterinary Association. Its
purpose is twofold to provide the public with information on the AVA, the benefits of membership, its policies,
and information on important veterinary health policy issues and perspectives on the Australian veterinary
health system. To provide a valuable resource to enhance the community and practice of members of the
Australian Veterinary Assocation, through special access to information, databases, journals and other


Academy of Veterinary Allergy & Clinical Immunology- is an association of veterinarians with a special
interest in clinical allergy and applied immunology in small and large animals. The purpose of the Academy is to
promote research of allergic diseases and other related diseases of animals and to disseminate information
concerning this research.


Association for Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics- Broadly, the aims of the Association
are to foster interest in and disseminate knowledge of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics. More
specifically, our Constitution binds us "to advance the study and practice the art and science of veterinary clinical
pharmacology and therapeutics and to advance education for the benefit of the public in the said art and


Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy- Veterinary homeopathy is homeopathy as applied to the treatment
of animals. Homeopathy is the system of medicine developed by Samuel Hahnemann and described in the 5th
and 6th editions of the Organon of Medicine and volumes I and II of Chronic Diseases; Their Peculiar Nature And
Their Homeopathic Cure.


American Veterinary Medical Association- established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing
more than 69,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and
uniformed services. Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership
and for the profession.


American Zoo and Aquarium Association- Founded in 1924, the American Association of Zoological Parks
and Aquariums, now known as the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA), is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and
recreation. The American Zoo and Aquarium Association envisions a world where all people respect, value and
conserve animals and nature.


American Association for Laboratory Accreditation- Established in 1978 as a non-profit, public service,
membership society, A2LA is dedicated to the formal recognition of competent testing and calibration
laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers and reference material producers.


Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science- is concerned with all aspects of education
pertaining to the field of laboratory animal science. In addition through the Continuing Education column in the
Newsletter, the Education Council recognizes members engaged in lifelong training by awarding continuing
education certificates. In conjunction with the Registry Board, the Education Council promotes optimal standards
of technical care and use of laboratory animals through the registry scheme.


- Conservation Breeding Specialist Group- The World Conservation Union serves as the United Nations of
conservation. With 975 volunteer members, CBSG is one of the largest of over 110 Specialist Groups comprising
the Species Survival Commission (SSC), one of six IUCN Commissions. CBSG is funded by annual voluntary
donations from more than 150 institutions and individuals worldwide. Support for individual projects comes from
conservation organizations, private foundations, zoos, aquariums and regional zoo associations, corporations and


Canadian Council on Animal Care- "The purpose of the Canadian Council on Animal Care is to act in the
interests of the people of Canada to ensure through programs of education, assessment and persuasion that the
use of animals, where necessary, for research, teaching and testing employs optimal physical and psychological
care according to acceptable scientific standards, and to promote an increased level of knowledge, awareness
and sensitivity to relevant ethical principles."


Canine Companions for Independence- is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with
disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.


Canine Eye Registration Foundation- is an organization that was founded by a group of concerned,
purebred owner/breeders who recognized that the quality of their dog's lives were being affected by heritable
eye disease. C.E.R.F. was then established in conjunction with cooperating, board certified, veterinary
ophthalmologists, as a means to accomplish the goal of elimination of heritable eye disease in all purebred dogs
by forming a centralized, national registry.


Cat Fancier's Association- the world's largest registry of pedigreed cats, is proud to provide this
comprehensive look into pedigreed cats and CFA. CFA's mission is to preserve and promote the pedigreed breeds
of cats and to enhance the well-being of all cats.


Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology- is a private, not-for-profit research organization created by
farsighted chemical industry leaders in 1974 to conduct independent research on the effects of chemicals. The
purpose of CIIT is to advance industry and public interest in the acquisition, evaluation, and dissemination of
information on the potential impact of exposure to chemicals and other substances on human health.


Continental Kennel Club- The All Breed "Hassle- Free" Kennel


C.L. Davis Foundation for the Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology- is the largest organization
in the world composed of individuals who are engaged in the formal or informal, study, practice or teaching of
Avian, Aquatic, Comparative, Veterinary, Wildlife and Zoological Pathology or Related Scientific Disciplines.


Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation- is an association of individuals, agencies and
organizations, which comprise the international community of professional and occupational regulation. CLEAR is
a dynamic forum for improving the quality and understanding of regulation in order to enhance public


Computer-aided Learning In Veterinary Education- is a consortium of the 6 United Kingdom veterinary
schools. We are making Computer-Assisted Learning (CAL) an established and expanding feature of veterinary
undergraduate education in all subjects of the veterinary course.

Club Zoologico (Malaysian Veterinary Students)- is an animal-lovers' club run by Veterinary Student of University
Putra Malaysia (located in the beautiful tropics Malaysia! think Orangutan, Hornbills, and Tigers)


Consortium of North American Veterinary Interactive New Concept Education- is a not-for-profit
organization allied with the American Veterinary Medical Association. The primary purpose of CONVINCE is to
encourage cooperative development and sharing of interactive video, CD, and hypermedia programs for
veterinary medical education.


Conselho Regional de Medicina Veterinária do Rio de Janeiro- A população, razão central de um país,
deve e tem que ser salvaguarda, em todos os aspectos, mormente no que concerne à saúde, segurança e bem
estar social, mesmo porque, o interesse público se sobrepõe sempre a todo e qualquer interesse privado.

Crustacean Society- The mission of the Crustacean Society is to advance the study of all aspects of the biology of
the Crustacea by promoting the exchange and dissemination of information throughout the world. Please
consider membership in the society.


Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases- is an organization with the sole purpose of
discussing and disseminating the research advances in animal diseases. It is a non-profit organization, and has
been so since its first meeting in 1920.


Canadian Swine Breeders Association- is Canada's national association for our swine breeding industry.
Our members are largely swine breeders, ranging from single proprietors and partnerships, corporate farm
ownerships, to large breeding companies, many of whom have interests outside of Canada. This diversity of
membership provides the genetic base for most of the swine genetics used in Canada.


Connecticut United for Research Excellence- A not-for-profit 501(c) 3 corporation, CURE is firmly
establishing Connecticut as an internationally recognized center for bioscience research and development.


Christian Veterinary Mission- is glad to provide a place for veterinarians and veterinary students to stay
updated on what is going on in the veterinary community, worldwide. CVM provides missionary opportunities
(short- and long-term) as well as programs at national conferences & conventions that speak to the everyday life
of veterinary practice, joined with the Christian faith.


Canadian Veterinary Medical Association- is the national body serving the interests of over 8,000
Canadian veterinarians. The association encourages veterinarians to uphold high medical and professional
standards and supports them in their practices.


College of Veterinarians of Ontario- regulates the practice of veterinary medicine in Ontario to protect the
public interest. The CVO is not a school or university and is financed primarily by the licence fees of veterinarians
in Ontario. The CVO licenses veterinarians, inspects and accredits veterinary facilities and investigates complaints
and concerns with veterinarians. The CVO also establishes and maintains standards of practice and disciplines
veterinarians who are guilty of professional misconduct.

Delta Society- is the leading international resource for the human-animal bond. Delta Society has been the force
to validate the important role of animals for people's health and well-being by promoting the results of research
to the media and health and human services organizations.


Drug Information Association- DIA strives to maintain its position as the premier organization within the
health care arena for the exchange and dissemination of information by continuing to provide a neutral forum,
respecting and welcoming all participants, and offering quality-driven programming.


Dairy Management Inc.- DMI helps build demand for dairy on behalf of dairy producers and is dedicated to
the success of the dairy industry.


European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals- is a veterinary specialty
organization which was established in June 1994 by the European Society of Veterinary Internal Medicine
(ESVIM). The College was formed in response to a growing demand for specialized veterinary care for companion
animals and a need to harmonize the certification of specialists within Europe.


Endocrine Society- is the world's largest and most active professional organization of endocrinologists in the
world. Founded in 1916, the Society is internationally known as the leading source of state-of-the art research
and clinical advancements in endocrinology and metabolism.


Entomological Society of America- is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and
scientific needs of entomologists and people in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, ESA today has more than
6,000 members. This number includes educators, extension personnel, consultants, students, researchers, and
scientists from agricultural departments, health agencies, private industries, colleges and universities, and state
and federal governments.


European Society of Feline Medicine- ESFM takes an active role in the promotion of feline medicine by
keeping its members informed of the latest developments in this field through the publication of the Journal of

Feline Medicine and Surgery, and in addition through the organisation of its annual conference and other day-
conferences held in association with other existing European veterinary conferences such as FECAVA and BSAVA.


European Society of Veterinary Orthopaedics and Traumatology- is open to any veterinarian or member
belonging to an affiliated profession interested in orthopaedics and traumatology.The objectives of the society
are: to disseminate the basic principles and advances in veterinary orthopaedics by means of continuing
education; to coordinate the activities of national autonomous societies; to establish close contacts with other
organizations which may share mutual interests.

EUROTOX (Association of European Toxicologists & European Societies of Toxicology)- is the Federation of
national societies of toxicology in Europe, which together have approximately 7,000 members. In addition,
EUROTOX counts some 500 individual members who come from 50 countries, mostly from Western Europe.
According to its statutes, EUROTOX aims to foster toxicology, both scientifically and educationally, in all countries
of Europe.


Federation of American Scientists- is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, organization founded in 1945 as the
Federation of AtomicScientists. Our founders were members of the Manhattan Project, creators of the atom
bomb and deeply concerned about the implications of its use for the future of humankind.


Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology- The mission of FASEB is to enhance the ability
of biomedical and life scientists to improve, through their research, the health, well-being, and productivity of all
people. FASEB is a coalition of independent Member Societies that serve the interests of biomedical and life
scientists, particularly those related to public policy issues.


Foundation for Biomedical Research- is the nation’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to improving
human and animal health by promoting public understanding and support for the humane and responsible use of
animals in medical and scientific research.


European Federation of Animal Health- is the international federation representing manufacturers of
veterinary medicines, vaccines and other animal health products in both developed and developing countries
across five continents.


Future Farmers of America- is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people by
developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural


Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments- FRAME considers that the current scale of
animal experimentation is unacceptable. However, we also recognize that immediate abolition of all animal
experiments is not possible. Vital medical research must continue to find treatments for diseases which lessen
the quality of human and animal life. New consumer products, medicines, and industrial and agricultural
chemicals must be adequately tested in order to identify potential hazards to human and animal health, and to


Finnish Veterinary Association- The purpose of the association is to act as a link between its members and
to promote veterinary science and the practice of veterinary medicine in Finland and to care for the professional,
societal, commercial and social interests of veterinarians and their joint aspirations.


Florida Veterinary Medical Association- The Florida Veterinary Medical Association is a statewide not for
profit membership association with over 2,000 members. The mission statement of the FVMA is “to promote
animal health and well-being, public health, and the advancement of the veterinary profession.” The FVMA is the
"Voice of Veterinary Medicine in Florida”. We are big enough to get things done and small enough to care about
each member.


Human-Animal Bond Association of Canada- is an 'umbrella' organization - the focal hub for information
to assist the therapist, the planner, the facility-operator, the regulator ... and the recipient of the benefits of the
bond. Its many volunteer members include researchers, pet lovers, breeders, veterinarians, human health care
professionals, academics - people who know from first-hand experience how dramatically companion animals
can benefit all of us, and particularly the elderly.


Health Sciences Communications Association- is an association of communications professionals
committed to sharing knowledge and resources in the health sciences arena. The foundation for our network is
built upon our unique membership which has created opportunities for unlimited exchange of information and


Herpetologist's League- is an international organization of people devoted to studying the biology of
amphibians and reptiles. HL publishes two scholarly journals---the quarterly Herpetologica, which contains
original research papers and essays, and the annual supplement Herpetological Monographs (HM), which
contains longer research articles, syntheses, and special symposia.


International Association of Agricultural Students- is at the moment one of the world's biggest student
organizations and one of the leading agricultural student associations. IAAS gathers students studying, majoring
or researching in agriculture and related areas like environmental sciences, forestry, food sciences, landscape
architecture etc. Its committees are spread in universities in over 40 countries worldwide.


- International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists- is an international, non-profit association
established in 1991 to protect, promote and advance the art and science of pharmacy compounding. IACP
provides support to more than 1,800 members through programs and services including third-party advocacy,
government representation, regulatory analysis, public relations support, referral services, literature searches,
and a fellowship program.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees Page- According to U.S. federal law, institutions that
use laboratory animals for research or instructional purposes must establish an Institutional Animal Care and Use
Committee (IACUC) to oversee and evaluate all aspects of the institution's animal care and use program.


International Arabian Horse Association- provides many opportunities for you to tap into the Arabian

horse lifestyle. AHA is a full-service breed association and registry for owners of Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-
Arabian horses.


International Aviculturists Society- is a Group of Aviculturists from around the world striving to Protect,
Preserve,& Enhance the keeping & breeding of all Exotic birds through Educational Programs, Cooperative
Breeding Programs, and the Funding of Avian Research and Avian Conservation Programs.


Institute of Animal Technology- Just as man has a legal and moral obligation to protect his fellows, prolong
life and alleviate suffering he must also be aware of his obligation to ensure that the animals used to further
these aims are are properly cared for and protected. Our motto "curando docemus" (through learning we care)
reflects both the educational and caring roles that the Institute practices.


International Council for Laboratory Animal Science- is an international scientific organization dedicated
to advancing human and animal health by promoting the ethical care and use of laboratory animals in research


Infectious Diseases Society of America- The Infectious Diseases Society of America represents physicians,
scientists and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases. IDSA's purpose is to improve
the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research,
public health and prevention relating to infectious diseases.


Institute of Food Technologists- The Institute of Food Technologists advances the science and technology of
food through the exchange of knowledge.


Institute of International Health- The Institute of International Health was established at Michigan State
University in January 1987 to marshal university resources to address problems of world health and to serve as a
center for information on world health issues.


International Primatological Society- was created to encourage all areas of non-human primatological
scientific research, to facilitate cooperation among scientists of all nationalities engaged in primate research, and
to promote the conservation of all primate species. The Society is organized exclusively for scientific, educational
and charitable purposes.


Industrial Research Institute- is the foremost business association of leaders in research and development
(R&D) working together to enhance the effectiveness of technological innovation in industry. Founded in 1938
through the National Research Council, the IRI comprises senior executives from a diverse range of industries

whose member companies are investing over $70 billion annually in R&D worldwide. The IRI is the only cross-
industry organization providing the R&D community with insights, solutions and best practices in innovation


International Society for Animal Genetics- evolved from a series of annual workshops for comparing
methods for detecting red cell antigens and variants of proteins to a society focusing on basic and applied
research within the fields of immunogenetics, biochemical genetics and molecular genetics. The Society supports
efficient exchange of research ideas, results and applications by organising conferences and workshops, by
organising comparison tests, by publishing Animal Genetics, the official journal of ISAG, and numerous other

Lepidopterists' Society

The Lepidopterists' Society was the idea of Charles L. Remington and Harry K. Clench
when they were both students in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In March 1947, they mailed a letter to many
lepidopterists of their acquaintance announcing the organization of an association to "promote the scientifically
sound and progressive study of Lepidoptera by: (1) distributing a periodical on Lepidoptera; (2) facilitating the
exchange of specimens and ideas by both the professional worker and the interested amateur in the field." The


Mid-Continent Association for Agriculture, Biomedical Research and Education- is a non-profit
organization whose mission is to promote the understanding of animal agriculture and biomedical research
through enhanced public awareness and enthusiasm for agriculture and the biological and health sciences among
the public, the media, teachers and students.

Malaria Foundation

With the commitment and dedication of malaria researchers and experts in a variety of
professions, plans were carried forward to create a private international entity dedicated to the effective
prevention, treatment, and control of malaria.


Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association- The Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association and
it's over 700 member veterinarians feel strongly about quality doctor client veterinary care. We have developed
this brochure to help achieve this goal. We sincerely hope the information contained in this pamphlet will serve
to answer your questions about veterinarians and the cost of veterinary care and will allow you to make well
informed judgements in concert with your veterinarian regarding your pet's health care.


Maryland Veterinary Medical Association- The Maryland Veterinary Medical Association plays a
leading role in the advancement of the science and art of veterinary medicine in the Old Line State. From the
mountains of Garrett County to the beaches of the Delmarva, veterinarians unite to further their professional and
personal development.


Maine Veterinary Medical Association- The 270 members of the Maine Veterinary Medical Association
are working together to improve their skills and knowledge in order to better serve the animals of Maine and
their owners.


Michigan Society for Medical Research- is a nonprofit science educational organization to promote
understanding of biomedical research and testing, including the appropriate use of animals.

Morris Animal Foundation

Morris Animal Foundation improves the health and well-being of companion animals
and wildlife by funding humane health studies and disseminating information about these studies.
MSMR - Massachusetts Society for Medical Research- The Massachusetts Society for Medical Research, Inc. is a
non-profit organization seeking to advance biomedical research and biotechnology, for the improved health and
well-being of people, animals, and the environment.In furtherance of this mission, the goal of MSMR is to foster a
better understanding of biomedicine by serving as a bridge between the scientific community and others to
improve basic literacy in and enthusiasm for the biological sciences among the public, the media, and future


National Association of Animal Breeders- The purpose of the National Association of Animal Breeders
(NAAB) as defined by its By-Laws is " unite those individuals and organizations engaged in the artificial
insemination of cattle and other livestock into an affiliated federation operating under self-imposed standards of
performance and to conduct and promote the mutual interest and ideals of its members." This excerpt portrays
the scope and purpose of NAAB, a non-profit organization, established in 1946.


National Association for Biomedical Research- is the only national, nonprofit organization dedicated solely
to advocating sound public policy that recognizes the vital role of humane animal use in biomedical research,
higher education and product safety testing.


North American Equine Ranching Information Council- promoting the unique partnership between
agriculture and women's health care.


National Animal Health Information System (Australia)- "A not-for profit public Company established by
governments and livestock industries" For many years, Australia has enjoyed a reputation for clean, healthy and
disease-free agricultural production systems through our natural advantage of geographic isolation. This gave
Australian producers an edge in a very competitive international environment.


National Animal Interest Alliance- is an association of business, agricultural, scientific, and recreational
interest formed to protect and promote humane practices and relationships between people and animals.


North American Native Fishes Association- The North American Native Fishes Association, Inc. (NANFA)
is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation dedicated to the appreciation, study and conservation of the
continent's native fishes.


National Animal Poison Control Center- The mission of the American Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the
United States.


National Association of Professional Pet Sitters- A national professional trade association such as the
National Association of Professional Pet Sitters provides valuable credibility, networking and education that helps
foster success. The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters became a non-profit membership organization
in 1993, after being founded in 1989, to promote excellence among pet sitters and to serve as a voice for the
expanding industry.


National Audubon Society- Audubon's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on
birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. Our
national network of community-based nature centers and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and
advocacy on behalf of areas sustaining important bird populations, engage millions of people of all ages and
backgrounds in positive conservation experiences.


National Association of State Departments of Agriculture- Our mission is to represent the state
departments of agriculture in the development, implementation, and communication of sound public policy and
programs which support and promote the American agricultural industry, while protecting consumers and the
National 4-H Council- National 4-H Council is the national, private sector non-profit partner of 4-H and the
Cooperative Extension System. National 4-H Council manages the National 4-H Conference Center, a full-service
conference facility in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and the National 4-H Supply Service, the authorized agent for items
bearing the 4-H name and emblem.


North American Veterinary College Administrators- The NAVCA Conference takes place at a different
Veterinary College every year. Representatives meet to share information and communicate on various aspects
of College, Hospital, and Business Office management. They represent 31 Veterinary Colleges and Schools in the
North America. Official NAVCA business is governed by the group's By-Laws.


North American Veterinary Technician Association- "The mission of NAVTA is to represent and promote
the profession of veterinary technology. NAVTA provides direction, education, support and coordination for its
members, and works with other allied professional organizations for the competent care and humane treatment
of animals."


National Bison Association- The NBA is a non-profit association which promotes the preservation,
production and marketing of bison. NBA activities and services serve to better inform and educate our members
and the general public about bison.


National Board Examination Committee for Veterinary Medicine- The NBVME provides standardized
licensing examinations for use by state and provincial licensing boards as part of their licensure procedure for
veterinarians. This site will give you more information about the NBVME and its activities.


National Cattlemen's Beef Association- Initiated in 1898, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association is the
marketing organization and trade association for America's one million cattle farmers and ranchers. With offices
in Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C., NCBA is a consumer-focused, producer-directed organization
representing the largest segment of the nation's food and fiber industry.


National Dairy Herd Improvement Association- To serve the best interest of National DHIA members and
the dairy industry in maintaining a national dairy records program.


National Fisheries Institute- The National Fisheries Institute is the leading trade association for the fish and
seafood industry, and represents a wide spectrum of firms, from small family-owned businesses to large
multinational corporations. Our regular members are U.S. firms that operate fishing vessels and aquaculture
facilities; which buy and sell, process, pack, import, export and distribute fish and seafood; and which operate
retail stores and restaurants. Our associate members sell goods or services to fish and seafood firms. Our


National Farmers Organization- Across the country, National Farmers combines commodities from farms
like yours. Then our marketing professionals go to work for you - negotiating with major ag industry buyers to
improve your bottom line. Because your profit is our business, we work hard for you every day. And we succeed
when you succeed - just like family.


National Farmers Union- National Farmers Union, officially called the Farmers Educational and Cooperative
Union of America, was founded in 1902 in Point, Texas by Newt Gresham. National Farmers Union is a general
farm organization with a membership of nearly 300,000 farm and ranch families throughout the United States.


National Institute of Animal Agriculture- The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) is a new
name in animal agriculture, but carries a strong legacy of providing the U.S. livestock industry with a forum to
collectively address issues of common interest. The new organization, successor to the Livestock Conservation
Institute (LCI), is the result of a progressive process and vision that began in 1996 when LCI Board of Directors
commissioned a long-range planning team to landscape an organization that would best serve animal agriculture


National Livestock Producers Association- Following passage of the Packer and Stockyards Act of 1921, the
National Livestock Producers Association (NLPA) was founded in direct response to diminishing markets and
excessive supplies of livestock. The realization that producers needed to work together to battle marketing
problems led to the development of livestock cooperatives nationwide.


National Meat Association- NMA provides its members - who produce delicious, safe, quality meat -
unique one-on-one assistance in resolving regulatory issues.

NMC - National Mastitis Council

The National Mastitis Council is a not-for-profit professional organization
devoted to reducing mastitis and enhancing milk quality. The NMC promotes research and provides information
to the dairy industry relative to udder health, milking management and milk quality.

NMPF - National Milk Producers Federation

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) is a farm
commodity organization representing most of the dairy marketing cooperatives serving this nation. NMPF
members market a majority of the milk produced in the U.S., making the NMPF an effective voice on national
issues for dairy cooperatives and their dairy farmer members.

NOAH - AVMA Network of Animal Health

NOAH is AVMA's Network of Animal Health — connecting you to
colleagues, board-certified specialists, and a variety of online-interactive veterinary professional resources. Going
online with NOAH makes it even easier to find the information you need! NOAH is now available as a member
benefit at no charge to current AVMA Members. Watch for future enhancements to NOAH.

North Carolina State University Pre-Vet Club

To stimulate interest in veterinary medicine as a career, to gather
students with similar interests and participate in activities and trips pertinent to pre-vet students, and to promote
scholarship, fellowship and leadership.

NPPC - National Pork Producers Council

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) conducts public policy
outreach on behalf of its 44 affiliated state association members - enhancing opportunities for the success of U.S.
pork producers and other industry stakeholders by establishing the U.S. pork industry as a consistent and
responsible supplier of high quality pork to the domestic and world market.

NSH - National Society for Histotechnology

The National Society for Histotechnology is committed to quality
health care by the constant pursuit of excellence, the advancement of histotechnology, and professional
representation of the medical community, government agencies, and the public whom we serve.

NTF - National Turkey Federation

The National Turkey Federation is the national advocate for all segments of the
turkey industry, providing services and conducting activities which increase demand for its members' products by
protecting and enhancing their ability to profitably provide wholesome, high-quality, nutritious products.

NVVTA - North Valley Veterinary Technician Association

The North Valley Veterinary Technician Association was
formed on January, 24th 1998. It's purpose is to inform and educate Registered Veterinary Technicians and
students in veterinary sciences in Northern California. It is also intended to give us a voice in our profession. We
will elect representatives who will speak for us in all state and regulatory matters, including with the Veterinary
Medical Board and Board of Examiners of the State of California .

OBRA - Oregon Biomedical Research Association

The Oregon National Primate Research Center at the Oregon
Health & Science University (OHSU) conducts basic and applied biomedical research in three fields frequently
identified as priority areas on the nation's agenda for improving human health and well-being

OFA - Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

To collate and disseminate information concerning orthopedic and
genetic diseases of animals.To advise, encourage and establish control programs to lower the incidence of
orthopedic and genetic diseases.To encourage and finance research in orthopedic and genetic disease in animals.
To receive funds and make grants to carry out these objectives.

Oregon State University Pre-Veterinary Society

The Oregon State Pre-Veterinary Society is a group of
professional students brought together by a common love of animals and the animal care profession. We take
many trips and put on different events to get behind the scenes of the Veterinary world, donate time to our
community, and provide our members with valuable knowledge to help them get accepted into Veterinary
Colleges through mock interviews and application education.

OS - Orthopterists' Society

is an international scientific organization devoted to facilitating communication
among those interested in Orthoptera and related organisms. The Society currently has 330 members from 43
countries on six continents. We foster research and publication in all aspects of the biology of these insects from
ecology and taxonomy to physiology, endrocrinology, cytogenetics, and control measures.

OSERA - Ohio Scientific Education & Research Association

The Ohio Scientific Education & Research Association is
a non-profit organization that was founded in 1991. It is an educational consortium of universities, hospitals,
voluntary health organizations and corporations. OSERA was created to develop a better understanding of the
topic of the humane and responsible use of animals in scientific activities until scientifically-valid non-animal
methods are available.

OTS - Omega Tau Sigma Veterinary Fraternity, Eta Chapter (University of Georgia)

We are Omega Tau Sigma
fraternity of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. We are a student veterinary fraternal
organization promoting veterinary medicine through service and community. The Eta Chapter was founded in

OTS - Omega Tau Sigma Veterinary Fraternity, Iota Chapter (Oklahoma State University)

Omega Tau Sigma has a
long-standing tradition here at OSU. OTS has been promoting brotherhood and the highest ideals of veterinary
medicine since 1906. There are sixteen chapters in North America, our own Iota chapter was established in 1958
and has been going strong ever since. We serve the community through our annual blood drives, work with the
elderly in the community, and service projects with children.

OVMA - Ontario Veterinary Medical Association

The OVMA is the professional association representing
veterinarians in Ontario. The OVMA's products and services include economic research, continuing education
programs, and public relations campaigns.

PAWS - Pets Are Wonderful Support

is a voluteer-based organization that helps improve the quality of life for
persons with AIDS and other disabling illnesses by offering the emotional and practical support to keep the love
and companionship of their pets, and by providing information on the benefits and risks of animal

PCCA - Professional Compounding Centers of America, Inc.

Professional Compounding Centers of America
(PCCA) provides independent pharmacists with a complete support system for compounding unique dosage
forms. Owned and operated principally by pharmacists -- PCCA provides all of the bulk pharmaceuticals,
equipment, devices, flavors, American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE)-accredited training classes
and seminars, marketing support and technical consulting assistance needed to help pharmacists build successful

Pharmachem Online

Pharmachem is the Irish national organisation of veterinary pharmacists, founded to re-
establish pharmacy as the primary source of veterinary medicines. It is designed to facilitate pharmacists who

want to get involved in veterinary and those already established. Officially launched in 1989 by the Minister for
Agriculture and Food, its membership now exceeds 380.

PIC - Primate Information Center

The Primate Information Center's goal is to provide bibliographic access to all
scientific literature on nonhuman primates for the research and educational communities. Coverage spans all
publication categories (articles, books, abstracts, technical reports, dissertations, book chapters, etc.) and many
subject areas (behavior, colony management, ecology, reproduction, field studies, disease models, veterinary
science, pharmacology, physiology, evolution, taxonomy, genetics, and zoogeography.) In conjunction with the

PIJAC - Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council

whose mission is to ensure the availability of companion animals to
sustain the entire pet industry, focuses on education, information and governmental issues involving pet stores,
companion animal supply and restrictions or obstacles to pet ownership.

Pinellas Animal Foundation

The Pinellas Animal Foundation, a non-profit veterinary and community partnership
established in 1983, is dedicated to improved animal care, guardian responsibility and increased awareness of
the value of the human/animal bond. Our goal is to enrich the lives of animals and people of all ages through
education and service programs.

PRIM&R - Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research

is dedicated to creating, implementing, and advancing
the highest ethical standards in the conduct of research. For thirty years, PRIM&R has been the pre-eminent
source for education, professional development, and resource sharing in all areas pertaining to the ethical,
regulatory, and societal aspects of the research enterprise.

PSA - Poultry Science Association

is a charitable corporation affiliated with the Poultry Science Association (PSA
or Association). The primary purpose of the Foundation is to advance the founding principles of the PSA by
securing private financial support for specific components and activities of the PSA. The Foundation is authorized
to receive, manage, invest and distribute assets acquired by the Foundation for the purposes stipulated by the

PSBR - Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research

The Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research (PSBR)
was established by universities, medical schools, pharmaceutical firms, and professional societies in the
Commonwealth to foster a better understanding of the benefits of biomedical research to human and animal
health, as well as the necessity for the humane treatment of animals in such research. The society supports the
responsible use of animals for essential medical research and education in the prevention and treatment of

PSGB - Primate Society of Great Britain

The Primate Society of Great Britain was founded in 1967 to promote
research into all aspects of primate biology, conservation and management. The Society is very strong
scientifically and holds regular scientific meetings. In addition, the Society has launched a conservation appeal to
help the urgent plight of primates in nature. This appeal is co-ordinated by our Conservation Working Party,
which considers and works towards many aspects of primate conservation.

PSIC - Primate Supply Information Clearinghouse

The PSIC promotes conservation of nonhuman primates by
reducing laboratory demand on wild populations. Its objective is to make the best possible use of available
research primates in the United States by facilitating the sequenced use of nonhuman primates in biomedical
research and to effect speedier communication among users. Investigators and colony managers are invited to
list animals available for transfer or to be shared and to consult the clearinghouse regarding availability of

RCVS - Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is the regulatory
body for veterinary surgeons in the United Kingdom and ensures that standards within the veterinary profession
are maintained, safeguarding the health and welfare of animals and the interests of the public.

RDS - Research Defense Society

RDS is the UK organization representing medical researchers in the public
debate about the use of animals in medical research and testing. We provide information about the need for
animal research, the controls under which this research is carried out, and the benefits to medicine which have
resulted. We also help government and animal welfare groups to promote best practice in laboratory animal
welfare and develop non-animal techniques.

Registry of Comparative Pathology

is an international organization for those specializing in veterinary and
comparative pathology. The College was incorporated in 1949 with the objectives to further scientific progress in
veterinary pathology; to establish standards of training, experience, and examinations for qualification as
specialists in veterinary pathology; and to further the recognition of such qualified specialists by certification and
other means.

RIVMA - Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association

a resourceful site for veterinarians and pet owners alike.

RMCA - Rat and Mouse Club of America

The RMCA is a non-profit club for rat and mouse enthusiasts. It was
founded around the following objectives: To educate about the proper care of domestic rats and mice; To
promote responsible pet ownership and breeding; To promote the rat and mouse fancy as a rewarding and
enjoyable hobby; To be good-hearted, compassionate, and friendly at all RMCA functions; To be open to new
ideas and allow room for growth.

RSNA - Radiological Society of North America

The mission of the Radiological Society of North America is to
promote and develop the highest standards of radiology and related sciences through education and research.
The Society seeks to provide radiologists and allied health scientists with educational programs and materials of
the highest quality, and to constantly improve the content and value of these educational activities.

Scand-LAS - The Scandinavian Federation for Laboratory Animal Science

was founded in 1970. Today the Society
has around 385 members, mainly from the Nordic and the Baltic countries. Membership is open to everyone
working within the field of laboratory animal science.

SCAW - Scientists' Center for Animal Welfare

The Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) is a non-profit
educational association of individuals and institutions whose mission is to promote the best practices of humane
care, use, and management of animals involved in research, testing or education in laboratory, agricultural,
wildlife or other settings.

SCIVAC - Società Culturale Italiana Veterinari per Animali da Compagnia

La Società, costituita a Milano il 31
ottobre 1984 dai Soci Fondatori Maurizio Cornelli, Luciano Costigliolo, Ernesto Fiore, Gianenrico Odazzi, Claudio
Peruccio, Stefano Pizzirani, Mauro Ricagno, Donella Tristi, Aldo Vezzoni, Edoardo Vitali e Mario Zunino, "è
un'organizzazione non commerciale che persegue finalità scientifiche e culturali" (art. 3 dello Statuto Societario).
Le attività ed i programmi della SCIVAC sono coordinati da un Consiglio di 7 membri.

SDB - Society for Developmental Biology

The purpose of the Society for Developmental Biology is to further the
study of development in all organisms and at all levels, to represent and promote communication among
students of development, and to promote the field of developmental biology.

SETAC - Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

The Society of Environmental Toxicology and
Chemistry (SETAC) is an independent, nonprofit professional society that provides a forum for individuals and
institutions engaged in Study of environmental issues, Management and conservation of natural resources,
Environmental education, and Environmental research and development.

SFBR - Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research

was founded in 1941 as a nonprofit scientific institution
by Mr. Tom Slick, a Texas philanthropist. Although the trust indenture provided for activities in almost any field of
research, its trustees adopted the policy that the institution would devote itself exclusively to basic biomedical
research. The Foundation had a small staff in 1947, and received its first grant from the National Institutes of
Health in 1952. In 1959, it occupied a new site with buildings supported by private gifts and an NIH research

SFT - Society for Theriogenology

The Society for Theriogenology is dedicated to furthering advances in the
science and practice of animal reproduction. Our members are veterinarians and veterinary students with a
special interest in the reproduction of all domestic species. To learn more about Theriogenology and the Society.

SGM - Society for General Microbiology

The SGM provides a common meeting ground for scientists working in
research and in fields with applications in microbiology, including medicine, veterinary medicine,
pharmaceuticals, numerous industries, agriculture, food, the environment and education. The majority of
members are employees of universities, research institutes, health services, government agencies and small to
multinational companies.

Teratology Society

The Teratology Society was founded by Drs. F. Clarke Fraser, Josef Warkany and James G.
Wilson in 1960 with the first annual meeting in 1961. The purpose of the society was to foster exchange of
information relating to congenital (birth) defects including their nature, cause, mechanism and prevention.

Texas A&M University Pre-Vet Society

We are dedicated to helping those interested in pursuing a career in the
veterinary medicine. The Society gives Aggies the opportunity to explore different aspects of veterinary
medicine. Pre-Vet Society members take part in social activities, field trips, fundraising, intramurals, and guest
lectures which enables students to meet others with similar interests.

TEVRO - Tennessee Equine Veterinary Research Organization

is an integral part of the UT College of Veterinary
Medicine's Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences. It is an organization involved in developing new
methods for optimal care of the horse. TEVRO is a nonprofit fund established to finance equine research at the
UT College of Veterinary Medicine. Because funds for equine research are often not available through
government or institutional agencies, equine research must primarily be supported by the horse industry itself.

TPF - The Piedra Foundation

The Foundation is guided by an all volunteer force of dedicated horse people
committed to TPF's mission of improving equine health through education, research and economic assistance
funding critically needed treatment. Each of the board members steering The Foundation has a strong
background with equine health care and management.

TVMA - Texas Veterinary Medical Association

was organized in 1903 and continues to operate as a nonprofit
organization under the laws of the state of Texas. The purpose of TVMA is to support veterinarians as they
practice the art and science of veterinary medicine in Texas.

UEP - United Egg Producers

Concerned with the disastrous price cycles of the egg industry and with no unified
voice to address industry issues, a group of producers met in the fall of 1968 to discuss the formation of an
organization that could provide the needed industry leadership. Their vision was to establish an organization that
could provide the following services to the industry: Price Discovery, Production and marketing information,
Unified industry leadership, Establish a strong relationship with USDA, Develop a Washington presence, Support

UFAW - Universities Federation for Animal Welfare

UFAW is a unique scientific and technical animal welfare
organisation. We use scientific knowledge and established expertise to improve the welfare of animals kept as
pets, in zoos, laboratories, and on farms and of wild animals with which we interact.

UKERF - University of Kentucky Equine Research Foundation

University of Kentucky Equine Research Foundation- has been successful in its efforts to provide the
format to disseminate information to and from the horse industry. The dual purpose of the Foundation is to
facilitate the exchange of information with the equine industry and to secure funding for equine research at the
University of Kentucky (UK). Through the collaborative efforts of the University of Kentucky College of
Agriculture, Department of Veterinary Science, the UKERF board, and a committee of university researchers and

University of Connecticut PreVet Club- The objectives of this organization shall be,

To foster high standards of scholarship, leadership, character, and friendship among its members. To promote
cooperation between students, faculty and members of the veterinary profession. To render services to the
students, faculty and members of related fields. To promote the profession of veterinary medicine.

University of Florida Pre-Veterinary Medicine Club

We are a student organization whose members are largely
interested in veterinary medicine as well as gaining admission into vet school. Our group meets every other week
and all UF students, faculty, staff, and student spouses interested in veterinary medicine or in the club's activities
are welcome to join. Club activities include guest speakers talking on pre-veterinary and veterinary related
topics, tours of veterinary facilities (including our own veterinary college), animal-related volunteer activities,

University of Missouri Pre-Veterinary Medicine Club

We, the pre-veterinary students of the University of
Missouri-Columbia, order to secure for ourselves a fuller understanding and finer appreciation of the study of in
veterinary medicine, do hereby adopt and establish the following constitution and by-laws. We will not
discriminate against race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disabilities, or veterans.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Pre-Veterinary Association

The Pre-Veterinary Association explores the many
diverse fields of veterinary medicine for students interested in the careers of veterinary science. We help
students in the application process for veterinary school, provide supplemental education in the field along side
undergraduate course work, and inform them of campus and community events that may enhance their
understanding of veterinary medicine.

University of Wisconsin-River Falls PreVet Club

The mission of the Pre-Veterinary Club at UWRF is to introduce
students to opportunities and information related to animals and veterinary medicine. An environment is
provided where students can get together to share experiences and become involved in a variety of activities.

USAHA - United States Animal Health Association

a national non-profit organization, has about 1,400 members
and works with state and federal animal health officials, veterinarians, livestock producers, national livestock and
poultry organizations, research scientists, the extension service and seven foreign countries to control livestock
diseases in the United States. The Association serves as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.USAHA
represents all 50 states, 7 foreign countries and 18 allied groups serving health, technical and consumer markets.

USDF - United States Dressage Federation

United States Dressage Federation: A nonprofit, tax-exempt
corporation, USDF serves as the national voice of the dressage community. USDF is dedicated to education, to the
recognition of achievement, and to the promotion of the sport of dressage. Become a group member of USDF by
joining one of its 133 affiliated dressage clubs, or join USDF directly as a participating member and receive
additional benefits and awards eligibility.

USP - U.S. Pharmacopeia

USP helps to ensure that consumers receive quality medicines by establishing state-of-
the-art standards that pharmaceutical manufacturers must meet. As the world's most highly recognized and

technologically advanced pharmacopeia, USP provides standards for more than 3,800 medicines, dietary
supplements, and other health care products.

VAAJ - Veterinary Association for Arbitration and Jurisprudence

is a national association of attorneys,
veterinarians, and other individuals and organizations with an interest in veterinary medical law and how it
pertains to the veterinary profession and allied fields.

VCS - Veterinary Cancer Society

The Veterinary Cancer Society was formed in 1974 by an interested group of
veterinary oncologists. It is a non-profit educational organization that is incorporated in the State of Illinois. Our
current membership numbers around 600 and includes specialists in medical, surgical, and radiation oncology,
internists, pathologists, pharmacologists, and general practitioners from all over the United States and the world.

VECCS - Veterinary Emergency Critical Care Society

The objective of the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Society is to raise the level of patient care for seriously ill or injured animals through quality education and
communication programs. The VECCS has given rise to three other national organizations (see sidebar) focused
on expanding the training and core knowledge in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.

VET - Veterinary Educational Team Sled Dog Racing

The Veterinary Educational Team (V. E. T.) was established in
1996 to promote the study, education and welfare of Arctic breeds of canine athletes. The primary goal of the
organization is to educate school age children throughout the Southeast on the sport of sled dog racing, including
the humanitarian treatment of the animals used in arctic life, and the history and culture of Native Alaskans
through a variety of community programs and services. Its parallel purpose is to share knowledge of canine

VETAIR Foundation

The purpose of the VETAIR Foundation is international, professional and safe
identification/registration of pet animals. We microchip because we love them, because we want to know where
they are, and because we want to protect them from theft.

VHS - Veterinary History Society

The Veterinary History Society was founded at an inaugural meeting held in the
Wellcome Medical History Library on 31st October 1962.The aims of the Society are to foster all aspects of
veterinary history by means of: promoting meetings for members and guests; publishing a regular bulletin;
preparing exhibitions; sponsoring lectures for students, other veterinary associations and at joint meetings with
other societies; encouraging the preservation of artefacts of veterinary historical interest; and assisting research

VIN - Veterinary Information Network

The Veterinary Information Network, founded in 1990 by veterinarians Dr.
Duncan Ferguson and Dr. Paul D. Pion, is a division of the Veterinary Information Network, Inc. VIN is the first
and largest online service for veterinary professionals. It can be defined as a multi-specialist veterinary facility,
with boarded consultants and a fully-staffed library / trained librarians.

VSAS - Veterinary Student Achiever's Society (Phillipines)

A culmination of intellectually gifted students of
Veterinary Medicine, based in the College of Veterinary Medicine in the University of the Philippines Los Banos.
Affiliated to the Mu Eta Upsilon Fraternity/Sorority - VSAS Philippines Incorporated.

WAB - World Association for Buiatrics

To propagate scientific and practical knowledge of the management and
production of cattle, and the control of cattle diseases.The objective of the association is to improve the
competitivity of the bovine practitioner in the field by contributing to a high standard level of basic veterinary
education provided by competent scientists; specialising not only in bovine medicine but also in all aspects
related to bovine production, i.e., nutrition, genetic, reproduction,biotechnology, etc...

WARF - Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Since its founding in 1925, WARF has served the University of
Wisconsin-Madison scientific community by patenting the discoveries of UW-Madison researchers and licensing
these technologies to leading companies in Wisconsin, the United States and worldwide. In this way, WARF also
facilitates the use of UW-Madison research for the maximum benefit of society.

WAS - World Aquaculture Society

Society- an international non-profit society with over 4,000 members in 94 countries.
Founded in 1970, the primary focus of WAS is to improve communication and information exchange within the
diverse global aquaculture community. The WAS has international chapters in the Asian Pacific region, Latin
America, the US and Japan, as well as formal associations with many other aquaculture organizations around the

WAVE - World Association of Veterinary Educators

Today the World Veterinary Association has close cooperative
contacts with large international organizations such as the International Office of Epizootics (OIE), the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Close contacts
and cooperation is necessary to protect and improve animal welfare, animal health and human health and the
environment. To ensure implementation of the scientific discoveries and innovations the World Veterinary

WCVSA - Western Canadian Veterinary Students' Association

Association- Objectives 1. To promote the development of
characteristics desirable of the veterinary profession. 2. To instill in the veterinary student a strong sense of
professional pride and dignity, and to make him/her aware of his/her obligations; socially, politically, culturally
and professionally. 3. To stimulate interest in the professional organizations by encouraging active participation
in the WCVSA and by making the students aware of the opportunities afforded by the Canadian Veterinary

WDA - Wildlife Disease Association

founded in 1951, the WDA has flourished as an international, nonprofit
organization with more than 1300 members from 45 countries. WDA members are actively engaged in research,
teaching, and service activities related to wildlife.

WFP - World Federation of Parasitologists

The World Federation of Parasitologists – founded in Warsaw, Poland,
1960, is a non-profit making association in the sense of Art. 60 of the Swiss Civil Code. The full members of The
Federation consist of scientific organisations concerned with parasitism, mainly national Societies related to
parasitology or tropical medicine.

Winn Feline Foundation

The Winn Feline Foundation was founded by the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) in 1968
to create a source of funding for medical studies to improve the health and welfare of cats. The foundation was
named to honor CFA's longtime attorney and advisor, Robert. H. Winn.

WOS - Washington Ornithological Society

The Washington Ornithological Society was chartered in 1988 to
increase knowledge of the birds of Washington and to enhance communication among all persons interested in
those birds.

WSAVA - World Small Animal Veterinary Association

The World Federation of Parasitologists – founded in
Warsaw, Poland, 1960, is a non-profit making association in the sense of Art. 60 of the Swiss Civil Code. The full
members of The Federation consist of scientific organisations concerned with parasitism, mainly national
Societies related to parasitology or tropical medicine.

WSVMA - Washington State Veterinary Medical Association

Founded 103 years ago, WSU is home to the fifth
oldest veterinary college in the U.S. and the sixth oldest in North America. It is one of only 27, 4-year veterinary
colleges in the U.S. and one of only two west of the Rocky Mountains. The college educates more than 500
students each year, including students in the 4-year DVM professional program, post-DVM interns and residents,
M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students, and undergraduate students.


Equibus Horse Classifieds and Stallion Directory -Equibus specializes in Equine Athletes. SELLERS: Free text ads,
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Nutritech International AS -(Sweden) supplies bulk raw materials, semi-finished and finished
products including equine supplement chew bars to manufacturers, retailers, marketers and individuals working
within the equine trade through several countries. Activated Barley is NTI'S patented organic high energy grain
supplement feed that has been proven time and time again showing excellent results with European show, jump,
racing and recreation horses to be beneficial to the physical health and balance of the horse.

American Association of Equine Practitioners - The official website of the AAEP, offering information on the
organization, calendar of events, horse health links, vet directory, chats and forums with vets, and educational
partners. Login required.

Animal Magic Thermographic Diagnostics - Offers thermal imaging service to detect inflammation and injuries in
horses and performance animals. United Kingdom.

Care For My Horse - Articles and links about horse care: dealing with injuries, preventive care, equine nutrition,
and equipment.

Dalmar Equine Safety Products - Manufacturers of carbon fibre tendon boots. Details of range and ordering
information. Ireland.

Equine Centre, University of Melbourne - Practical horse health information including colic, laminitis,
reproduction and breeding, nutrition, and diseases.

Equine Health Articles - Articles written by Dr. Jim Hamilton DMV, Randy Sublett, F. Thomas Breningstall, and Ray
K. Miller Jr.covering veterinary subjects and farriery.

Equine Myofunctional Therapists Association - Professional and caring therapies for all muscle related problems
of the horse.

Fair Winds Farm - Offers equine lay-up and horse rehabilitation facilities in San Diego County.

Freedom Spot On for horses - Permethrin fly repellent for horses applied every two weeks. How to use and
product specifications.

Good Enough Farms - Good Enough Farms is dedicated to providing therapy to horses through a unique
combination of traditional and non-traditional methods.

High Performance Barefoot Horses - Introduction and information on natural hoofcare. Learn how to have a
lifetime of soundness by barefooting your horses. Clinic and seminar schedules.

Horse Health and Lameness - Specializing in health and lameness issues for ex-racehorses. Please visit the
discussion forum for guidance, tips, and support.

Horse Health Products - Horse Health Manufacturer, product listings and information.

The Horse Weigh platform - U.K.based manufacturers of horse weigh platform, with digital read out units,
suitable for trainers, studs and veterinary practices. Information on the importance of weight, prices, and
distribution details.

The Horseman's Advisor - Helping horse owners answer their equine health and training questions. Information
and forums.

If Your Horse Could Talk - Information about natural horse care through knowledge, with webcasts, articles, info
and links. Topics include feeding, environments, natural hoof and dental care, and alternative therapies.

Institute of Barefoot Equine Management - Promoting barefoot horse management. Holistic horse health and
management information.

Interstate Equine and Canine Swim Center - Hydrotherapy swimming for horses and dogs. Unique to the area of

Leverton - Mouth care and skin care, bandaging, hot and cold therapy, dressings and first aid.

Mane and Tail Magazine - An online publication which carries Horse Management and Health Articles by the
veterinarians of the University of Georgia.

Pigeon Fever in Texas - Provides photographs and information about treating Pigeon Fever in horses.

Poisonous Plants - Purdue University explains the symptoms and the effects of poisoning by a wide range of
plants. A comprehensive database seachable by various criteria, includes pictures of plants, symptoms of
poisoning and species affected.

Rivas' Remedies - Marijke van de Water, B.Sc., DHMS treats people and animals for all health conditions. Dealers

Sports Horse Medicine - Applying equine sports medicine to enhance performance and prevent injury and
disease in horses. - Articles from The Horse Magazine, a monthly publication providing news and information on the
equine health, care, welfare, and management.

Your Horse's Health - An advisory site for the horse owner provided by Bayer and including health care articles,
links to national equine vet directory and other horse industries in the US.