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Overview of AAZV

History of AAZV

AAZV has a long history since 1946 when a small group of veterinarians who were working in zoos met formally during the annual meeting of the AVMA in Boston. see more

AAZV Code of Professional Ethics & Bylaws

All members of AAZV pride themselves of maintaining a high standard of ethical conduct. AAZV complies with the American Veterinarian Medical Association (AVMA) Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics. Click here for your review.

AAZV Bylaws are comprehensive and were last updated in 2018. Log into the AAZV site and go to the Members Only section to review the Bylaws.

Board of Directors and Staff

AAZV Board of Directors is an important governance mechanism of AAZV. The primary role of the AAZV Board of Directors is to provide strategic guidance, direction and advice for the association and to provide fiduciary oversight to protect the longevity of the association. Click here for our directors and staff members.

World Recognized Publication since 1970

The Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine is the official publication of AAZV, read more ...

In Memoriam for AAZV Members

AAZV recognizes the distinguished individuals who have contributed to the betterment of the health, welfare and conservation of zoo and wildlife species around the world in all habitats. We honor those departed.

AAZV Past Presidents

The strong leadership has sustained AAZV for many years, see the list of our leaders.

AAZV Past Conference Sites

Since 1968 AAZV has had their annual conference for the platform of obtaining continuing education unique to zoo animals and wildlife plus adding to the collaboration of the professionals. See past site locations