American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians

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7118 NE Vandenberg Ave

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AAWV OBJECTIVES To enhance the contribution of veterinary medicine to the welfare of the wildlife resource. To encourage and promote a philosophy of animal management and preventative medicine as it relates to free-ranging species. To encourage an increased emphasis in colleges of veterinary medicine relative to management and preventative medicine of free-ranging species. To encourage the recognition of disease syndromes in their broadest sense as potentially influenced by habitat succession, alteration and pollution. To educate and gain rapport with government agencies and wildlife resource interest groups concerning the importance of wildlife preventative medicine and disease in relation to the wildlife resource and domestic species. To educate and inform governmental agencies and wildlife resource interest groups of support and educational services which may be provided by wildlife veterinarians. To promote and encourage the utilization of veterinarians in the field of wildlife resource management and research. To encourage cooperative efforts among resource management professionals and wildlife veterinarians. To stress the importance of the inter-relationships of human, domestic animals and wildlife as reservoirs of disease. To help establish and work for continuing education programs for wildlife veterinarians. The American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians was formed in 1979 by a small group of veterinarians with a common interest in free-ranging wildlife. Initially most members worked for government wildlife management agencies. But with the rise of conservation biology and a better societal appreciation for what veterinarians can bring to wildlife health and conservation, now AAWV members work at academic institutions, in domestic animal private practice, and at zoos and aquaria in addition to state/provincial and federal agencies, where they engage in wildlife health research, clinical medicine, teaching, disease surveillance, regulatory work, and administration. The mission of AAWV has required only minor changes and modifications in over 25 years. In 1981 the AAWV asked for and was granted Section status within the Wildlife Disease Association (WDA), and AAWV and WDA have maintained a close relationship ever since, meeting together almost every year. The AAWV has also met with the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) six times since 1988, publishing joint proceedings, and the two organizations have joint representation on several key committees of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The AAWV has a seat on the Executive Board of the United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) and is active in the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) and the Wildlife Society (TWS). Over its existence, the AAWV has taken a role in shaping and resolving a number of important issues including: access to pharmaceuticals for immobilization and treatment of wildlife; wildlife disease diagnosis, treatment and management, including several federal program diseases; emergence of diseases with domestic animal and human health implications; incorporation of veterinary perspectives into wildlife conservation efforts; and various wildlife welfare and humane issues.

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 5pm
Sunday 8am - 5pm


(541) 231-9271



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Hi All. We are teaching a course which covers basic elements of wildlife health, animal research ethics, hunting hygiene, etc to bachelors students in wildlife management. There are four class days where we should have class, but we won't because they are not going to come (start of the bird and moose hunts). I thought of assigning a documentary film or TV program during some of these days, that they could watch at home. I was wondering if any of you have suggestions for documentary films (or not-documentary films) which cover aspects of wildlife health, one health, research ethics, basic epidemiology, etc? Thanks!!!
Great conference in Tahoe! Good to see old friends and make new ones!