Established in 1970, the Academy holds three continuing education meetings annually at various sites. These one to two day seminars serve to provide high quality continuing education for consultants and practitioners. Speakers selected from throughout North America provide presentations in their field of expertise to our membership.
The primary educational orientation is directed toward beef cattle with special emphasis on factors that influence feedlot/herd health and performance management.
Regular Academy seminars are now taped for viewing on the members only section of the website and a proceedings booklet and CD are published and provided to all current members. Past topics include pathology, physiology, immunology, parasitology, stress, computers, nutrition, regulatory issues and consultation practice management.
One meeting each year is a "member only" open forum discussion of individual cases, specific medical problems and current issues of concern to our profession and industry. Furthermore, AVC meetings are occasionaly held in conjunction with regional and national veterinary conferences to provide an even broader scope of continuing education.
The Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC) is an association of veterinarians involved in beef cattle medicine, herd health programs and consultation. Our mission is to provide continuing education, member support and leadership among various entities of the beef cattle industry. The AVC goal strives for optimum productivity of a safe, high-quality product.
We, the Academy of Veterinary Consultants, as a group of veterinarians involved with the beef cattle industry, are dedicated to:
Providing our members with the atmosphere necessary for continued dialogue, sharing of ideas and continuing education.
Serving the beef industry by pro-actively applying scientific information in formal interaction with other agencies and associations.
Being in a leadership position as it relates to communicating the positions of policies that best serves all our constituents on issues of animal health, animal welfare, human health, food safety