AAZV stands for the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. AAZV was established in 1960 with a mission to “improve the health care and promote conservation of captive and free-ranging wildlife.” In order to achieve this mission, the objectives of AAZV include:
- To advance programs for preventive medicine, husbandry, and scientific research in the field of veterinary medicine dealing with captive and free-ranging wild animals.
- To provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of problems related to the field of captive and free-ranging wild animals.
- To publish and distribute scientific information pertinent to the field of veterinary medicine dealing with captive and free-ranging wild animals.
- To enhance and uphold the professional ethics of veterinary medicine.
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