Founded by Veterinarians

Founded by a group of about 20 veterinarians, meeting in St. Louis for the 1981 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) convention, the Association for Veterinary Informatics (AVI) operated under the name American Veterinary Computer Society (AVCS) until 1995. In 1998, AVI started the Talbot Informatics Symposium, in memory of Dr. Richard Talbot, a pioneer in veterinary informatics. It currently operates as a non-profit organization recognized by the AVMA.

Our Purpose

The Association for Veterinary Informatics (AVI) is a non-profit international and interdisciplinary organization comprised of individuals involved in biomedical informatics research, design, implementation, education and advocacy within the domain of veterinary medicine. This includes the foundational components of biomedical informatics (knowledge engineering, computer science and information science) as it is applied to clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, bioinformatics, translational medicine and public health.

Our Mission

Our mission is to guide and transform the veterinary profession in understanding, using and extending the practice of informatics.

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Non-Profit Status

We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization operated for charitable, educational and scientific purposes.  You may donate using the form below.  THANK YOU!

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