The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB)
is a professional organization of veterinarians who have achieved
board-certification in the specialty of Veterinary Behavior.
Board-certified specialists are known as diplomates. These individuals
work with individual pet owners, other animal professionals, and
facilities that care for animals in order to manage behavior problems
and improve the well-being of animals.
The Association of Shelter Veterinarians
The Association of Shelter Veterinarians was originally founded as a
grass roots group of several dozen shelter veterinarians looking for a
means to network. We have now grown into a formal organization
consisting of over 600 member veterinarians and 11 student chapters from
all around the globe.
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) is a group of veterinarians and research professionals who share an interest in
understanding behavior in animals. Founded in 1976, AVSAB is committed
to improving the quality of life of all animals and strengthening the
bond between animals and their owners.
Care For Cats
is a Canadian organization that works to increase the value of owned,
homeless, and feral cats by creating awareness through response and
education. They deliver resources to Canadian communities that will
encourage individuals to appreciate the feline species and foster more
responsible cat ownership which in turn will decrease the daily
euthanasia of thousands of adoptable cats.
Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs
was founded in 2000 by Drs. Henry Baker, Stephen Boyle and Brenda
Griffin. Since then ACC&D has held three international symposia to
facilitate networking and information sharing in the field. During a
strategic retreat in 2005, ACC&D created a plan for vastly increased
National Federation of Humane Societies
is a trade federation dedicated to representing and advocating for the
interests of local animal welfare organizations, animal shelters, rescue
groups and animal care and control agencies
The mission of the American College of Animal Welfare is to advance
animal welfare through education, certification, and scientific
investigation. Diplomates of the American College of Animal Welfare are
veterinarians with specialized training and experience to carry out the
ACAW mission. This mission is fulfilled through the application of
specific knowledge listed in the Role Delineation Document.
American Humane has worked to protect animals since 1877, providing a voice for the nation's most vulnerable. All efforts of our Animal Protection Division are focused on preventing cruelty, neglect and exploitation of animals and assuring that their interests and well-being are fully, effectively and humanely guaranteed by an aware and caring society.