By Rachel Leigh| March 26, 2010 at 7:39 PM EST - Updated June 17 at 7:10 AM
First Accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association in 1988 Currently still accredited by the AAHA for another four years and achieved the highest rating given by this association.
The purpose of the American Animal Hospital Association is to:
Enhance the abilities of veterinarians to provide quality medical care to companion animals.
Enable veterinarians to successfully conduct their practices and maintain their facilities with high standards of excellence.
Meet the public's needs as they relate to the delivery of small animal veterinary medicine.
Member of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association Executive Board for seven years The Florida Veterinary Medical Association for the past 75 years has been the voice of Veterinary Medicine in Florida. It is a statewide, non-regulatory, not for profit association of 2,500 veterinarians who are primarily interested in the promotion of animal health and the well being of animals, public health, the enactment of laws regulating the practice of Veterinary Medicine, and the control of diseases of animals and the advancement of the veterinary profession through sponsored professional meetings and publications.
Its Foundation, which was created in 2000, provides a means whereby contributions of its members and the Friends of Veterinary Medicine can be used for educational and charitable means to support the betterment of the health and welfare of veterinary medicine and animals by providing financial support to many worthwhile projects such as animal disaster relief programs, public education support concerning health and welfare of animals and youth organizations such as 4H, FFA and scouting.
Member of the Palm Beach Veterinary Society PBVS is an organization of veterinarians dedicated to providing the community with animal hospitals of the highest quality of service and care for pets.
The PBVS was established to promote the highest professional relationship among its members and the public. Providing programs that further the professional education of veterinarians is part of the PBVS's objectives, in an atmosphere of friendship, cooperation, and good fellowship. Our web presence will allow us to convey important information to the public as well as to our existing members. This will allow us to keep pet owners current with information when it comes to their pets.
Members of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care The objectives of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care are:
To promote advancement and high standards of practice for those individuals involved in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.
To establish requirements and foster development of residency and alternative training programs for post-doctoral education and experience prerequisite to certification in the specialty of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Medicine.
The examination and certification of veterinarians as specialists in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. To encourage research and other contributions to knowledge relating to diagnosis, therapy, prevention and control of animal disease requiring emergency or critical care management.
To promote communication and dissemination of knowledge relating to veterinary emergency and critical care medicine and to recognize individuals for outstanding contributions to the specialty.
Association of Avian Veterinarians The mission of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) is to enhance animal and human health by advancing veterinary internal medicine through training, education, and discovery.
Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians The Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV) is a membership organization representing the specialty of exotic mammal medicine. AEMV was established in 2000 by veterinarians interested in advancing the veterinary care of ferrets, guinea pigs, rodents and other small exotic mammals. Associations existed to assist veterinarians interested in avian and zoo animal medicine, but not for those wishing to offer the best medical and surgical care for owners of mammals outside traditional dog and cats.
International Veterinary Acupuncture Society Dr. Kristen Love The vision of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society is to be the professional, proactive worldwide advocate for veterinary acupuncture and related treatment modalities.
The mission of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society is to provide, promote and support veterinary acupuncture and related treatment modalities through quality basic, advanced and continuing education; internationally recognized certification for veterinarians; and responsible research.
IVAS was formed and chartered in 1974. It is the only international veterinary acupuncture organization and has members from many countries. Consequently, it serves a networking and communication function. IVAS coordinates veterinary acupuncture activity on this international basis. However, it is expected that each country, state, province or principality eventually will develop local veterinary acupuncture societies to respond to local issues, as has already happened in several countries. IVAS also encourages the formation of student chapters at veterinary colleges.
The International Veterinary Acupuncture Society has been incorporated and chartered as a non-profit perpetual educational organization