What is Informatics?

Clinical informatics includes collecting, storing, retrieving, analyzing, and presenting data to achieve better health outcomes.

Veterinary clinical informatics is a rapidly evolving science that blends information technology, communications, social and behavioral science, and veterinary medicine, to improve the quality and safety of patient care.

Why Veterinary Informatics?

"In attempting to arrive at the truth, I have applied everywhere for information but in scarcely an instance have I been able to obtain hospital records fit for any purpose of comparison. If they could be obtained, they would enable us to decide many other questions besides the one alluded to. They would show [us] ...what amount of good was really being done..."

Florence Nightingale in Notes on a Hospital, 1873

How Can I Join the Conversation?

Become a member of our growing group of veterinary professionals interested in improving their practice by promoting industry-wide data standards and accessing actionable insights in their clinical data! 

Members are invited to serve on the Outreach and Education committees, to participate in open board meetings, and to actively engage in conversations on our forum and list-serv. Students join for free!

Become a Member


More ways to participate:

Attend or speak at our virtual Annual Talbot Veterinary Informatics Symposium (August).

Attend selected Talbot Talks at VMX 2021 (June 5-9, 2021).

Volunteer on our Outreach and Talbot Education Committees.

Join in on active discussions on informatics via our Google Group.

Stay up to date on Twitter with @avinformatics#BetterDataSavesPets, and #Talbot20.

Upcoming events

  • No upcoming events

Become a Sponsor

Please consider sponsoring our 2021 education program. Your support will not only help to advance pet health care, but allow veterinarians to lead our profession from within to shape our own future. We look forward to hearing from you!

Request More Information

Featured member

Association for Veterinary Informatics  2016

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software