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WAVMA Mission and Objectives

WAVMA's Mission & Objectives

The Mission of the Association is to serve the discipline of aquatic veterinary medicine in enhancing aquatic animal health and welfare, public health, and seafood safety in support of the veterinary profession, aquatic animal owners and industries, and other stakeholders.

To fulfill this Mission the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association has established the following Objectives:

  1. To serve aquatic veterinary medicine practitioners of many disciplines and backgrounds by developing programs to support and sustain members, and the aquatic species industries that they serve.
  2. To identify, foster and strengthen professional interactions among aquatic medical practitioners and other organizations around the world.
  3. To be an advocate for, develop guidance on, and promote the advancement of the science, ethics, and professional aspects of aquatic animal medicine within the veterinary profession and a wider audience.
  4. To optimally position and advance the discipline of aquatic veterinary medicine, and support the practice of aquatic veterinary medicine in all countries.

Further information on WAVMA Programs can be obtained from the Membership Brochures available for download below:

Membership Brochure

Brochure d'adhésion


Opuscolo per i membri

Folheto de adesão

Brosura de membru

Folleto de afiliación



David Scarfe PhD, DVM, MRSSAf, CertAqV
WAVMA Secretary

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Conifer, CO 80433
United States