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SSP/TAG/VSAG & Related Information

SSP/TAG/VSAG Information

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Current Listing of SSP/TAG Veterinary Advisors may be found using the search engine on the AZA website. Click here to access that Search Engine. Please know that not all species listed in the search engine have veterinary advisors.  Go to the AAZV webpage for a current list of vacancies.  If you are interested in filling the vacancy, please contact the Steering Committee Chair. 

Species Survival PlanĀ® (SSP)

  • Species Survival PlanĀ® (SSP) Program is to cooperatively manage specific, and typically threatened or endangered, species population within AZA Accredited Zoos and Aquariums, Certified Related Facilities and other approved participants. Click SSP Information for more details.
  • Click here for the SSP Veterinary Advisor Re-Certification Protocol
  • Click here for the SSP Veterinary Advisor Re-Certification Dates and Species Listing

Taxon Advisory Group (TAG)

  • AZA Taxon Advisory Group (TAG) examines the conservation needs of an entire taxa and develops recommendations for population management and conservation based upon the needs of the species and those of AZA-accredited institutions. Click TAG Information for more details.
  • Click here for the TAG Veterinary Advisor Re-Certification Dates and Species Listing

Veterinary Scientific Advisory Group (VSAG)

  • The concept of the Veterinary Advisory Group (VAG) originated with the Infectious Disease Committee of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) and the Conservation and Science Department of AZA (formerly AAZPA) in 1993. Read more ....
  • Guidelines for the Veterinary Advisor Group, click here.
  • Click here for Current VSAG vacancies
  • Forms: VSAG Advisor Designation Form, VSAG Annual Report Form
  • VSAG Letter of Support for Veterinary Advisor Re-Certification Group, click here.

AZA Wildlife Contraception Advisory Group

For information on the Repro Health Surveillance Program and submission forms, click HERE

For member resources to further investigate contraception issues, click HERE.


Other Protocol Information

Animal Product Import Permit Information 

Go to Necropsy and Pathology Protocols