Animal Welfare Information and Resources

New! Farm Animal Welfare Symposium View the presentations from the September event co-sponsored by the WSVMA

AAHA’s Animal Welfare Position Statements

Animal Abuse: To Report or Not to Report? An article from

ASPCA: Includes links to ASPCAPro for Animal Welfare Professionals, as well as National Animal Poison Control Center, the premier animal toxicology resource.

AVMA Animal Welfare Division: Main access page for AVMA Animal Welfare Division which includes Animal Welfare Forum Proceedings, brochures, presentations, legislative and regulatory issues.

AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals - revised for 2013

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Animal Welfare section: Links to what our neighbors to the north are doing with regard to Animal Welfare.

US Department of Agriculture APHIS Animal Welfare Center

Animal Welfare Information Clearinghouse (USDA's Nat'l Agricultural Library) Provides information for improved animal care and use in research, testing, teaching, and exhibition.

US Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare

Dog Bite Prevention Websites and Reading Material:

General Practical Animal Behavior and Training in an effort to decrease euthansias related to behavior problems:

NOTE: The information contained in the documents presented in this section is not to be used as a substitute for professional care. Neither the authors nor the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA) assume liability for injury incurred by following the information presented in these self-help documents.

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