Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

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Programs and Initiatives

 

The AAVMC serves as a catalyst and convener on issues of importance to academic veterinary medicine and oversees several exciting initiatives.


Initiatives include:
  • Leading efforts to review, evaluate, and improve veterinary medical education in order to prepare graduates with the competencies needed to address society's needs, with a focus on the North American Veterinary Medical Education Consortium (NAVMEC)
  • Promoting high-quality research and encouraging students to pursue veterinary medical research careers
  • Advocating for the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities in veterinary medicine through our DiVersity Matters program
  • Working in government affairs to inform and influence policymakers and secure government resources in support of academic veterinary medicine
  • Developing and communicating standards that promote animal welfare
  • Promoting global collaborations that enhance academic veterinary medicine worldwide
In addition, we promote a One Health approach to medicine and provide information to the public and potential veterinary students about careers in veterinary medicine and the need to fill veterinary positions in high-need areas such as bio-medical research, public health, and food safety.

We invite you to explore each category of this website to obtain a comprehensive sense of the scope of the AAVMC's work on behalf of academic veterinary medicine.
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Congressional Briefing Highlights Veterinarians in Biomedical Research

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AAVMC Launches 2014-2015 Academy Designed to Develop Leaders in Academic Veterinary Medicine

read more Journal of Veterinary Medical Education