WAVMA Mission and Objectives
WAVMA was formed in 2006 as a not-for-profit Professional Association to serve the rapidly expanding discipline of aquatic veterinary medicine throughout the world.
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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:
- To serve aquatic veterinary medicine practitioners by developing programs to support and promote our members, and the aquatic species and industries that they serve.
- To be an advocate for, develop guidance on, and promote the advancement of aquatic animal medicine within the veterinary profession and with associated industries, governments, non-governmental entities and members of the public.
- To develop and implement aquatic veterinary education programs, certifications and publications, including a credentialing process to recognize day-one competency in aquatic animal medicine.
- To foster and strengthen greater interactions among aquatic veterinarians, related disciplines, veterinary allied, and supportive groups and industries, governments and animal owners.
Further information on WAVMA Programs can be obtained from the Membership Brochures available for download below: