Veterinary and Animal Science Organizations

AAALAC - Association for Assessment and Accreditation of

Laboratory Animal Care International

AAAS - American Association for the Advancement of Science

AABP - American Association of Bovine Practitioners

AAEM - American Academy of Emergency Medicine

AAEP - American Association of Equine Practitioners

AAFP - American Association of Feline Practitioners

AAFHV - American Association of Food Hygiene Veterinarians

AAHA - American Animal Hospital Association

AALAS - American Association for Laboratory Animal Science

AAPHV - American Association of Public Health Veterinarians

AASRP - American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners

AASP - American Association of Swine Practitioners

AAV - Association of Avian Veterinarians

AAVA - American Association of Veterinary Anatomists

AAVC - American Association of Veterinary Clinicians

AAVCB - Australian Association of Veterinary Conservation Biologists

AAVI - American Academy of Veterinary Informatics

AAVMC - American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges

AAWV - American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians

AAZV - American Association of Zoo Veterinarians

ABKA - American Boarding Kennels Association

ABLE - Association for Biology Laboratory Education

ABS - Animal Behavior Society

ABVT - American Board of Veterinary Toxicology

ACAHF - Australian Companion Animal Health Foundation

ACLAM - American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

ACT - American College of Theriogenologists

ACVA - American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists

ACVM - American College of Veterinary Microbiologists

ACVO - American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

ACVPM - American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine

ACVR - American College of Veterinary Radiology

ACVS - American College of Veterinary Surgeons

ADSA - American Dairy Science Association

AEB - American Egg Board

AFA - American Ferret Association

AFB - American Farm Bureau Federation

AFIA - American Feed Industry Association

AFS - American Fisheries Society

AFRRI - Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute

AHA - American Humane Association

AHDA - Animal Health Distributors Association

AHEAD (Animal Health/Emerging Animal Diseases)

AHI - Animal Health Institute

AHIS - Animal Health Information Specialists

AIF - Animal Industry Foundation

AIFRB - American Institute of Fisheries Research Biologists

AKC - American Kennel Club

AMI - American Meat Institute

AMP - Americans for Medical Progress

AMS - Australian Mammal Society

AMVQ - Academie de Medecine Veterinaire du Quebec

ANZCCART - Australian & New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals

in Research & Teaching

APBC - Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors

APE - Asociación Primatológica Española

APV - Association of Primate Veterinarians

APHA - American Public Health Association

APHIN - Animal Productivity and Health Information Network

APHIS - Animal and Plant Health Insepection Service

APPMA - American Pet Products Manufacturers Association

APS - American Physiological Society

APVMA - American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association

AQHA - American Quarter Horse Association

ARAV - Association of Reptilian & Amphibian Veterinarians

ARAZPA - Australasian Regional Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria

ARENA - Applied Research Ethics National Association

ASAB - Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour

ASAE - American Society of Agricultural Engineers

ASAS - American Society of Animal Science

ASAVA - Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association

ASI - American Sheep Industry Association

ASLAP - American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners

ASLME - American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics

ASM - American Society of Mammalogists

ASNS - American Society for Nutritional Sciences

ASVO - American Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology

ATA - Air Transport Association

AVA - Association of Veterinary Anesthetists

AVA - Australian Veterinary Association

AVACI - Academy of Veterinary Allergy & Clinical Immunology

AVAR - Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights

AVCA - American Veterinary Chiropractic Association

AVCPT - Association for Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

AVDA - American Veterinary Distributors Association

AVDC - American Veterinary Dental College

AVI - Association for Veterinary Informatics

AVMA - American Veterinary Medical Association

AVMF - American Veterinary Medical Foundation

AWA - Animal Welfare Act

AWI - Animal Welfare Institute

AWIC - Animal Welfare Information Center USDA-NAL

AZA - American Zoo and Aquarium Association

BCVA - Belgian Veterinary Computer Association

BCVMA - British Columbia Veterinary Medical Association

BLAVA - British Laboratory Animal Veterinary Association

BSAVA - British Small Animal Veterinary Association

CAAB - Canadian Association of Animal Breeders

CAAT - Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing

CALAS - Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science

CAST - Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

CAUZ - Consortium of Aquariums Universities & Zoos

CBSG - Conservation Breeding Specialist Group

CCAC - Canadian Council on Animal Care

CERF - Canine Eye Registration Foundation

CFA - Cat Fancier's Association

CFIA - Canadian Food Inspection Agency

CIIT - Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology

CISAB - Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior

CKC - Continental Kennel Club

CLIVE - Computer-aided Learning In Veterinary Education

Club Zoologico (Universiti Putra Malaysia Veterinary Students)

CNITV - Centre National d'Informations Toxicologiques Veterinaires

CONVINCE - Consortium of North American Veterinary Interactive New Concept Education

CPC - Canadian Pork Council

CRMV-RJ - Conselho Regional de Medicina Veterinária do Rio de Janeiro

CRMV-SP - Conselho Regional de Medicina Veterinária de São Paulo (Brazil)

CRWAD - Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases

CSBA - Canadian Swine Breeders Association

CURE - Connecticut United for Research Excellence

CVM - Christian Veterinary Mission

CVMA - Canadian Veterinary Medical Association

CVO - College of Veterinarians of Ontario

DCVMA - District of Columbia Veterinary Medical Association

DLO-NL - Netherlands Organization for Agricultural Research

DPZ - Deutsches Primatenzentrum GmbH Göttingen (German Primate Center)

ECVAM - European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods

ECVIM-CA - European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals

EMA - Elephant Manager's Association

ESA - Entomological Society of America

ESFM - European Society of Feline Medicine

EVLG - European Veterinary Libraries Group

FASEB - Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

FBR - Foundation for Biomedical Research

FDA - Food and Drug Administration

FDLI - Food & Drug Law Institute

FinLAS - Finnish Laboratory Animal Scientists

GPVEC - Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center (University of Nebraska)

GUVZS - Glasgow University of Veterinary Zoological Society

HESCA - Health Sciences Communications Association

HSUS - The Humane Society of the United States

IAAS - International Association of Agricultural Students

IACP - International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists

IAEP - International Association of Equine Practitioners

IAH - Institute for Animal Health (UK)

IAT - Institute of Animal Technology

ICAAE - International Center for Aquaculture and Aquatic Environments

ICCVAM - InterAgency Coordinating Committee for the Validation of Alternative Methods

IEXAS - Institute of Experimental Animal Sciences (Osaka University)

ILAR - Institute for Laboratory Animal Research

IMRSA - International Medical Regulatory and Shipping Association

IOB - Institute of Biology

IPS - International Primatological Society

ISAZ - International Society for Anthrozoology

ISVMA -Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association

IVMA - Indiana Veterinary Medical Association

IVS - Irish Veterinary Association

IVSA - International Veterinary Students Association

JALAM - Japanese Association for Laboratory Animal Medicine

JSLAE - Japanese Society for Laboratory Animal and Environment

JSVS - Japanese Society of Veterinary Science

KNMvD - Royal Netherlands Veterinary Association

KVMA - Kansas Veterinary Medical Association

KVMA - Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association

LASA - Laboratory Animal Science Association

MASAAV - Mid-Atlantic States Association of Avian Veterinarians

MAVMA - Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association

MEVMA - Maine Veterinary Medical Association

MEBA - Michigan Elk Breeders Association

MISMR - Michigan Society for Medical Research

MPPS - Mammary Gland Physiology and Pathology Society

MSMR - Massachusetts Society for Medical Research

MVMA - Maryland Veterinary Medical Association

NAAB - National Association of Animal Breeders

NABR - National Association for Biomedical Research

NABT - National Association of Biology Teachers

NAERIC - North American Equine Ranching Information Council

NAHIS - National Animal Health Information System (Australia)

NAIA - National Animal Interest Alliance

NAL - National Agricultural Library

NAPCC - National Animal Poison Control Center

NAPPS - National Association of Professional Pet Sitters

NASDA - National Association of State Departments of Agriculture

NAVCA - North American Veterinary College Administrators

NCA - Netherlands Centre Alternatives to Animal Use

NCAB/AALAS - National Capital Area Branch/
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science

NCBA - National Cattlemen's Beef Association

NCRR - National Center for Research Resources

NCSU Pre-Vet Club (North Carolina State University)

NFO - National Farmers Organization

NFU - National Farmers Union

NIAH - National Institute of Animal Health (Japan)

NIH - National Institutes of Health

NMC - National Mastitis Council

NMVMA - New Mexico Veterinary Medical Association

NOAH - AVMA Network of Animal Health

NPPC - National Pork Producers Council

OAVT - Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians

OFA - Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

OIE - Office International des Epizooties

OSERA - Ohio Scientific Education & Research Association

P & G - Procter & Gamble

PAF - Pinellas Animal Foundation

PAHO - Pan American Health Organization

PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

PCCA - Professional Compounding Centers of America, Inc.

PDSA - People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (UK)

PIC - Primate Information Center

PIJAC - Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council

PRIM&R - Public Responsibility In Medicine and Research

PSA - Poultry Science Association

PSGB - Primate Society of Great Britain

PSU Pre-Veterinary Club (Pennsylvania State University)

PVMA - Pre-Veterinary Medical Association (Auburn University)

RCVS - Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK)

SASAS - South African Society of Animal Science

SAVA Wildlife Group (South African Veterinary Association)

SAVMA - Student American Veterinary Medical Association

Scand-LAS - The Scandinavian Federation for Laboratory Animal Science

SCAW - Scientists Center for Animal Welfare

SDB - Society for Developmental Biology

SFBR - Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research

SFN - Society for Neuroscience

SFT - Society for Theriogenology

SICB - Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

SJVF - Statens Jordbrugs- og Veterinærvidenskabelige Forskningsråd
(Danish Agricultural and Veterinary Research Council)

SMM - Society of Marine Mammalogists

SOT - Society of Toxicology

SOVERGS - Sociedade de Medicina Veterinária do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

SPVS - Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons

SSR - Society for the Study of Reproduction

STVM - Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine

SVA - Statens Veterinärmedicinska Anstalt
(Swedish National Veterinary Institute)

TBAALAS - Texas Branch American Association for Laboratory Animal Science

THS - Tucson Herpetological Society

TRPRC - Tulane Regional Primate Research Center

TMMSN - Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network

TVMA - Texas Veterinary Medical Association

UCONN PreVet Club (University of Connecticut)

UF Pre-Veterinary Medicine Club (University of Florida)

UFAW - Universities Federation for Animal Welfare

UKERF - University of Kentucky Equine Research Foundation

UMC - Pre-Veterinary Medicine Club (University of Missouri)

UNL - Pre-Veterinary Club (University of Nebraska Lincoln)

UR - Pre-Veterinary Society (University of Rochester)

USAHA - United States Animal Health Association

USDA - United States Department of Agriculture

USP - U.S. Pharmacopeia

UT - Pre-Veterinary Association (University of Texas at Austin)

UW Pre-Veterinary Association (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

UWRF - PreVet Club (University of Wisconsin-River Falls)

UWS - Urban Wildlife Society

VDK - Vlaamse Diergeneeskundige Kring
(University of Ghent, Belgium Veterinary Student Association)

VIN - Veterinary Information Network

VMCAS - Veterinary Medical College Application Service

VMD - Veterinary Medicines Directorate (UK Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)

VMF - Veterinærmedicinsk Forening (Danish Veterinary Student Association)

VMLS - Veterinary Medical Libraries Section - Medical Library Association

VSF - Veterinaires Sans Frontieres

VSF - Veterinarios Sin Fronteras

WAB - World Association for Buiatrics

WAS - World Aquaculture Society

WAVE - World Association of Veterinary Educators

WCVSA - Western Canadian Veterinary Students' Association

WHO - World Health Organization

WOS - Washington Ornithological Society

WPVMS - West Point Veterinary Medical Society

WRPRC - Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center - Primate Info Net

WSAVA - World Small Animal Veterinary Association

WSVMA - Washington State Veterinary Medical Association

WVA - World Veterinary Association

SCAW has been a breath of fresh air through the years, gathering together a community of scientists who incorporate a strong emphasis on animal welfare and the human relationship with animals in the laboratory,while also valuing the science. Each of the topics addressed at SCAW meetings over time has come to be mainstream within the scientific community."

Lynette A. Hart
Department of Population Health & Reproduction
University of California Davis