Strengthening our bond to improve animals' lives

General Information

Mission Statement

AVSAB’s mission is to promote the understanding of applied animal behavior through collaborative scientific efforts that foster compassionate and respectful interactions with animals.

About AVSAB

Overview

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. AVSAB members enjoy access to quarterly electronic newsletters containing animal behavior case reports, listings of upcoming behavior continuing education opportunities, behavior book reviews, advertisements for positions in behavioral medicine and much more; exclusive listserv access providing the opportunity to network and exchange information with veterinarians, veterinary students, veterinary behaviorists, and applied animal behaviorists in an open forum; and reduced cost of registration and proceedings for the annual AVSAB Scientific Meeting, which offers members a unique educational opportunity with cutting edge lectures and poster sessions as well as the chance to personally interact with a wide range of professionals within the field.

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AVSAB is committed to improving the quality of life of all animals and strengthening the bond between animals and their owners. Regular membership is open to graduates of colleges and schools of Veterinary Medicine and affiliate membership is open to individuals with a doctoral (PhD) degree in animal behavior or a related discipline from an accredited college or university.

As a member of AVSAB, you will join a network of colleagues working with many species including domestic animals, zoo animals, exotic pets, wildlife, livestock, and laboratory animals. AVSAB members work in private practices, at teaching hospitals, research facilities, zoos, and humane organizations.

AVSAB members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Access to member exclusive blog posts published on our website.
  • Exclusive forum access, providing the opportunity to network and exchange information with veterinarians, veterinary students, veterinary behaviorists, and applied animal behaviorists in an open forum.
  • Reduced cost of registration and proceedings for the annual ACVB/AVSAB Scientific Meeting, which offers members a unique educational opportunity with cutting edge lectures and poster sessions as well as the chance to personally interact with a wide range of professionals within the field.
  • Option to be listed in our online directory of practicioners offering behavior consultations.

Contact us

For any questions, please contact

Carolyn Lincoln, DVM
AVSAB Corresponding Secretary
avsabe@gmail.com

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