The AAVMC supports reciprocal short-term clinical training opportunities for students among member institutions.
The AAVMC affirms the principle of inclusive excellence in veterinary medical education and actively works to advance diversity and inclusiveness.
The values imbedded in our Principles of Inclusion promote personal freedom, dignity, respect and justice, and reject prejudice and discrimination in every form.
The AAVMC recognizes the role of live animals in the instructional process, yet encourages minimal use and requires humane practices.
The AAVMC recognizes the importance of protecting students’ rights to privacy and is guided by law and the journalistic principle of reporting the truth while minimizing harm.
The concept of diversity encompasses respect, understanding and appreciation for differences in people and the value and strength of diversity in a team or group.
The AAVMC does not endorse third party ranking systems of colleges of veterinary medicine and believes all member institutions provide quality educational programs.
The AAVMC supports the accreditation of international veterinary medical colleges by the Council on Education and the development of international accreditation systems.
The AAVMC recognizes its obligation to prepare veterinarians for professional practice in the broad variety of ways in which veterinary medicine serves societal needs.