Association of Avian Veterinarians

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Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery


The objectives of the Association of Avian Veterinarians are as follows:

  • To educate bird owners in the responsible care of their charges
  • Companion birds are to be perceived as valuable, intelligent and attractive pets
  • Pet bird ownership is encouraged through increased availability of captive-bred birds
  • Species and their natural habitats are preserved
  • All companion birds are propagated domestically under conditions to ensure an optimum quality of life
  • Avian practitioners increase their competence and confidence in their knowledge and skills
  • Birds and the public benefit from communications and interaction between veterinarians and the suppliers of bird and avian products
  • The Association of Avian Veterinarians possesses the resources, respect, credibility, and influence needed to accomplish its mission

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