MC 00330 Guide to the Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights Records, 1985 - 2002

This collection is made up of four series; position papers, newsletters, brochures, and videos.
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Series contains a Veterinarian's Oath, papers stating the AVAR mission, and guidelines for AVAR approved veterinary practice.
[Box 1, Folder 1] Veterinarian's Oath
Folder contains an amended veterinarian's oath with practice standards that are in keeping with the AVAR mission.
[Box 1, Folder 2] Position Statements
Procedural Guidelines for Veterinarians practicing by AVAR approved methods.
[Box 1, Folder 3] Position Statements / Nedim Buyukmihci, V.M.D.
Serious Moral Concern is not Species Limited
[Box 1, Folder 4] Position Statements / Nedim Buyukmihci, V.M.D.
The Issue of Dissection
[Box 1, Folder 5] Position Statements / Nedim Buyukmihci, V.M.D.
Ethical and Practical Concerns
[Box 1, Folder 6] Position Statements / Nedim Buyukmihci, V.M.D.
Safety Testing of Products for Human Use
[Box 1, Folder 7] Position Statements / Nedim Buyukmihci, V.M.D.
The Draize Eye Irritancy Test
[Box 1, Folder 8] Position Statements / Nedim Buyukmihci, V.M.D.
Non-Violence in Surgical Training
[Box 1, Folder 9] Position Statements / Nedim Buyukmihci, V.M.D.
Apparel of Misery
[Box 1, Folder 10] Position Statements / Nedim Buyukmihci, V.M.D.
Ethical and Practical Consideration for Nonhuman Animals Used for Food and Fiber
This series consists of a collection of newsletters written and circulated by the AVAR from 1985 to 2002. Each folder contains a year's worth of issues.
[Box 1, Folder 11] AVAR Newsletter, August 1985 - December 1986
[Box 1, Folder 12] AVAR Newsletter, 1987
[Box 1, Folder 13] AVAR Newsletter, 1988
[Box 1, Folder 14] AVAR Newsletter, 1989
[Box 1, Folder 15] Directions Newsletter, 1990
[Box 1, Folder 16] Directions Newsletter, 1991
[Box 1, Folder 17] Directions Newsletter, 1992
[Box 1, Folder 18] Directions Newsletter, 1993
[Box 1, Folder 19] Directions Newsletter, 1994
[Box 1, Folder 20] Directions Newsletter, 1995
[Box 1, Folder 21] Directions Newsletter, 1996
[Box 1, Folder 22] Directions Newsletter, 1997
[Box 1, Folder 23] Directions Newsletter, 1998
[Box 1, Folder 24] Directions Newsletter, 1999
[Box 1, Folder 25] Directions Newsletter, 2000
[Box 1, Folder 26] Directions Newsletter, 2001
[Box 1, Folder 27] Directions Newsletter, 2002
[Box 1, Folder 28] Alternatives Newsletter, 1996
[Box 1, Folder 29] Alternatives Newsletter, 1997
[Box 1, Folder 30] Alternatives Newsletter, 1998
[Box 1, Folder 31] Alternatives Newsletter, 1999
[Box 1, Folder 32] Alternatives Newsletter, 2000
[Box 1, Folder 33] Alternatives Newsletter, 2001
[Box 1, Folder 34] Alternatives Newsletter, 2002
[Box 1, Folder 35] AVAR Brochures, undated
Folder contains brochures on Standards of Cruelty, Surgical Claw Removal, Sterilization, and a Guide to Congenital Disorders in Dogs.
Series contains two videotapes illustrating techniques for neutering male and female puppies and kittens. English and Spanish language versions.
[Box 2, Folder 1] Early Age Neutering - A Practical Guide for Veterinarians, 2000
[Box 2, Folder 2] Early Age Neutering - A Practical Guide for Veterinarians -Spanish Language Version, 2000


Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights.


0.75 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

2 archival boxes


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Acquisitions Information

Donated by the Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights in 2002 (Accession no. 2002-0019).


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Scope and Content Note

These records consist of position statements, newsletters, brochures, and videos produced by the Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights (AVAR) to communicate animal rights issues within the association's membership, to the larger community of those practicing veterinary medicine, and the general public.

Historical Note

In 1981 the Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights (AVAR) was founded by two veterinarians out of a concern that the animals they were trained to treat and heal were routinely being abused by society. The AVAR operates under the premise that as physicians protect their patients, so should veterinarians protect theirs. The association works toward the acquisition of rights for all nonhuman animals by educating the public and the veterinary profession. The AVAR works to keep veterinarians and the public informed about philosophical and scientific issues surrounding the use of animals in education, farming, fur production, trapping, entertainment and other areas. Educational reform, changes in the ways that animals are used in biomedical research, and the passage of legislation favorable to the benign treatment of animals in education, research, and animal shelters are the focus of the organization. They also work to guarantee the rights of students who do not wish to harm or destroy nonhuman animals in the course of their education. The AVAR is based in Davis, California.

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