VETERINARY SPECIALTY ORGANIZATIONS

Connect to historical information provided by various specialty organizations in veterinary medicine, including articles, biographical sketches of leading veterinarians, archival collections, and other resources describing the development of each specialty.

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American Association of Avian Pathologists
(AAAP)

Compiled by the History of Avian Medicine Committee, this history site contains information on the founding and growth of the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) as well as biographical sketches of individuals that have significantly contributed to its development and continuation.  It also contains historical articles and tributes published in the  Avian Diseases journal.  Information is also provided about the AAAP Archive collection. 

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American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA)

The American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia exits to promote the highest standards of clinical practice of veterinary anesthesia and analgesia and defines criteria for designating veterinarians with advanced training as specialists in the clinical practice of veterinary anesthesiology. The ACVAA  issues certificates to those meeting these criteria, maintains a list of such veterinarians, and advances scientific research and education in veterinary anesthesiology and analgesia.

This site also provides access to a history of the ACVAA's founding written by Drs. Charles E. Short and Lawrence R. Soma

 

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American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR)

The American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) was founded in 1961 to determine competence of voluntary candidates in veterinary radiology and to encourage the development of teaching personnel and training facilities in veterinary radiology.

The "History of ACVR" page includes background information about the development of this specialty over the years as well as access to various full-text documents on the history since Roentgen's discovery of X-rays in 1895. 

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Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV)

In 1990, the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV)  was founded by Drs. Thomas Boyer and Michelle Willette. Historical information is provided about the founding and early years of the ARAV.