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SCAW is committed to the development, acceptance and implementation of the highest standards for responsible use of animals in science.

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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC) Training Workshop

SCAW IACUC Training Workshop

Cincinnati, OH,May 13, 2015

New York, NY,September 18, 2015

Chicago, IL, October 8, 2015

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SCAW’s 2014 Winter Conference

December 8-9, 2014
San Antonio, TX
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April 9, 2014For the 2014 Aquatic Veterinary Educational Grant Program

The AVMF is proud to annouce the 2014 Aquatic Veterinary Educational Grant Program for veterinary students and recent graduates.

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February 9, 2014Join The AVMF For “Animal Connections: Our Journey Together”A Mobile Exhibit That Explores the Human–Animal Bond.

The AVMF is seeking volunteer veterinarians, technicians, students, and AVMF supporters in each city on the exhibit’s tour to help us:

Inform the public about our Ambassador for Animals Program and encourage membership.

Educate the public about the exhibit and the veterinary field.
Promote the exhibit to family, friends, and colleagues and encourage attendance.

This is a fun and exciting opportunity for you to share your passion for veterinary medicine with the community! Volunteers will be scheduled for two-hour shifts at the exhibit. All volunteers will be provided with t-shirts and we ask that veterinarian volunteers wear their lab coats.

Anyone interested in volunteering or additional information should contact Laura Roth at AVMF (847) 285-6689 or

January 28, 2014The Humane Society of the United States Solicits Nominations for the 2014 Russell and Burch Award

The award is named in honor of William Russell and Rex Burch, the scientists who formulated the Three Rs approach of replacement, reduction, and refinement. The Award is a means of recognizing the important role that scientists play in limiting the use and suffering of animals in laboratories.

Please visit: for more information about the nominations process and timeline.