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.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

New AAVMC Officers Assume Duties at Annual Assembly

read more Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The World’s Oldest Veterinary Medical College in Lyon, France, Joins the AAVMC

read more Thursday, July 10, 2014

The AAVMC’s VEC Symposium Sharpens Skills, Celebrates Teaching

read more Journal of Veterinary Medical Education