The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is a multi-faceted Agency with a broad mission area that includes protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, regulating genetically engineered organisms, administering the Animal Welfare Act and carrying out wildlife damage management activities. These efforts support the overall mission of USDA, which is to protect and promote food, agriculture, natural resources and related issues. To protect agricultural health, APHIS is on the job 24 hours a day, 7 days a week working to defend America's animal and plant resources from agricultural pests and diseases. For example, if the Mediterranean fruit fly and Asian longhorned beetle, two major agricultural pests, were left unchecked, they would result in several billions of dollars in production and marketing losses annually. Similarly, if foot-and-mouth disease or highly pathogenic avian influenza were to become established in the United States, foreign trading partners could invoke trade restrictions and producers would suffer devastating losses.
The primary purpose of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association shall be the advancement of the science and art of veterinary medicine; the conservation and protection of animal health, including its relationship to public health and in general, the betterment of the veterinary profession. In connection with this last object, by fostering continuing education programs,this Association may give opportunities to it's members for the interchange of knowledge and the improvement of their skills.
Who We Are The AVMA is a not-for-profit association representing more than ?91,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. The AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession. Governance AVMA members are represented by elected or appointed volunteer leaders serving in a wide range of positions. Have questions about the AVMA's governance structure or strategic planning process? You're in the right place. AVMA Careers Looking to find a career opportunity at the AVMA? Find out more here. AVMF The American Veterinary Medical Foundation, the AVMA's charitable arm, is the national foundation for veterinary medicine and animal health. Its mission: "to develop resources to advance the science and practice of veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health." Student AVMA (SAVMA) The Student American Veterinary Medical Association gives a national voice to more than 16,000 veterinary student members from over 36 schools of veterinary medicine, both within the U.S. and across the globe. Allied Organizations The AVMA's allied organizations are represented in the AVMA House of Delegates and provide representation for members of specialty groups (constituent organizations) and state veterinary medical associations (principal organizations). AVMA Store (Products) View and purchase client education brochures, veterinary practice resources, market research reports, and classroom/children's materials. Many items can be downloaded for free; others require
Organized veterinary medicine in California began on January 11, 1888 at a meeting held by a small group of veterinary practitioners in San Francisco. They formed the California State Veterinary Medical Association, the 14th state association in the nation. From this small beginning, CVMA grew to its present status as one of the largest veterinary medical associations in the nation and assumed its leadership position through ambitious, innovative programs. As of 2018, the CVMA has over 7,400 members. The CVMA is a vocal advocate for California veterinary professionals , and for the health and welfare of animals. The CVMA is the voice of the veterinary profession in California.