APV is a nonprofit organization whose missions are to promote the dissemination of information related to the health, care, and welfare of nonhuman primates and to provide a mechanism by which primate veterinarians can speak collectively on matters regarding nonhuman primates. The organization developed after an initial workshop on the clinical care of nonhuman primates held in 1973 at the National Institutes of Health. Six years later, bylaws were adopted to formalize the missions and operation of the group. Members of APV are veterinarians who are concerned with the health, care, and welfare of nonhuman primates. The association meets annually, publishes a quarterly newsletter, and contributes to other scholarly and regulatory efforts and issues concerning nonhuman primates.
ANZCCART was established in 1987 in response to concerns in both the scientific and the wider communities about the use of animals in research and teaching. ANZCCART is an independent body that has been developed to provide a national focus for these issues. Through its varied activities, ANZCCART seeks to promote effective communication and cooperation between all those concerned with the care and use of animals in research and teaching. ANZCCART's missions are to promote excellence in the care of animals used in research and teaching and thereby minimize their discomfort, to ensure that the outcomes of the scientific uses of animals are worthwhile, and to foster informed and responsible discussion and debate within the scientific and wider communities regarding the scientific uses of animals.
Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Medicine/L'Association canadienne de la medecine des animaux de laboratoire (CALAM/ACMAL), Dr. Brenda Cross, Secretary-Treasurer, 102 Animal Resources Centre, 120 Maintenance Road, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada 57N 5C4.
CALAM/ACMAL is a national organization of veterinarians with an interest