FTE full-time equivalent
FWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (U.S. Department of the Interior)
GAO Government Accountability Office
GCP good clinical practice
GLP good laboratory practice
HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HPAI highly pathogenic avian influenza
H1N1 influenza A (H1N1) 2009 (“swine flu”)
IAAAM International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine
LA large-animal
LAE large-animal exclusive
LAP large-animal predominant
MPH Master of Public Health
NCRR National Center for Research Resources (National Institutes of Health)
NGO non-governmental organization
NIFA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
NIH National Institutes of Health
NPS National Park Service
NRC National Research Council
NWHC National Wildlife Health Center (U.S. Geological Survey)
NWRA National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration (U.S. Department of Labor)
SARS severe acute respiratory syndrome
SETAC Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
STP Society of Toxicologic Pathology
T-MAC Talent Management Advisory Council
USAID U.S. Agency for International Development
USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture
USGS U.S. Geological Survey
VMCAS Veterinary Medical College Application Service
VMD Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris
VMO Veterinarian Medical Officer
WCS FVP Wildlife Conservation Society’s Field Veterinary Program
WDA Wildlife Disease Association
WHO World Health Organization

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