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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
ACC&D 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 impact.



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
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.

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