ABOUT IAVSW

MISSION

The International Association of Veterinary Social Work (IAVSW) is an interdisciplinary membership organization that supports and promotes professionals who tend to the human needs that arise in the relationship between humans and animals by creating and maintaining professional standards, encouraging research, and advocating for a better world for all species.

VISION

A world where professionals work together to honor and understand the impact of the human-animal relationship.

DEFINITION OF VETERINARY SOCIAL WORK 

Veterinary social work is an area of social work practice that supports and strengthens interdisciplinary partnerships that attend to the intersection of human and animals.