Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights Records 1985-2002

Creator
Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights
Size
0.75 linear feet
Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Call number
MC 00330

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.

Founded in 1981, the Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights (AVAR) is a professional organization dedicated to the acquisition of rights for all nonhuman animals. 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, entertaiment 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. The AVAR is based in Davis, California.

Biographical/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.

Scope/content

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.

Physical description

2 archival boxes

Arrangement

This collection is made up of four series; position papers, newsletters, brochures, and videos.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights Records, MC 00330, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

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

Processing information

Processed by Michael Watts, October, 2005

Encoded by Michael Watts, October, 2005

The collection is organized into four principal series:

Position Papers 1987-1999
Size: 0.25 linear feet

Series contains a Veterinarian's Oath, papers stating the AVAR mission, and guidelines for AVAR approved veterinary practice.

no content

Veterinarian's Oath

Folder contains an amended veterinarian's oath with practice standards that are in keeping with the AVAR mission.

Box 1, Folder 1
Position Statements

Procedural Guidelines for Veterinarians practicing by AVAR approved methods.

Box 1, Folder 2
Position Statements / Nedim Buyukmihci, V.M.D.

Serious Moral Concern is not Species Limited

Box 1, Folder 3
Position Statements / Nedim Buyukmihci, V.M.D.

The Issue of Dissection

Box 1, Folder 4
Position Statements / Nedim Buyukmihci, V.M.D.

Ethical and Practical Concerns

Box 1, Folder 5
Position Statements / Nedim Buyukmihci, V.M.D.

Safety Testing of Products for Human Use

Box 1, Folder 6
Position Statements / Nedim Buyukmihci, V.M.D.

The Draize Eye Irritancy Test

Box 1, Folder 7
Position Statements / Nedim Buyukmihci, V.M.D.

Non-Violence in Surgical Training

Box 1, Folder 8
Position Statements / Nedim Buyukmihci, V.M.D.

Apparel of Misery

Box 1, Folder 9
Position Statements / Nedim Buyukmihci, V.M.D.

Ethical and Practical Consideration for Nonhuman Animals Used for Food and Fiber

Box 1, Folder 10
Newsletters 1985-2002
Size: 0.25 linear feet

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.

no content

AVAR Newsletter August 1985-December 1986
Box 1, Folder 11
AVAR Newsletter 1987
Box 1, Folder 12
AVAR Newsletter 1988
Box 1, Folder 13
AVAR Newsletter 1989
Box 1, Folder 14
Directions Newsletter 1990
Box 1, Folder 15
Directions Newsletter 1991
Box 1, Folder 16
Directions Newsletter 1992
Box 1, Folder 17
Directions Newsletter 1993
Box 1, Folder 18
Directions Newsletter 1994
Box 1, Folder 19
Directions Newsletter 1995
Box 1, Folder 20
Directions Newsletter 1996
Box 1, Folder 21
Directions Newsletter 1997
Box 1, Folder 22
Directions Newsletter 1998
Box 1, Folder 23
Directions Newsletter 1999
Box 1, Folder 24
Directions Newsletter 2000
Box 1, Folder 25
Directions Newsletter 2001
Box 1, Folder 26
Directions Newsletter 2002
Box 1, Folder 27
Alternatives Newsletter 1996
Box 1, Folder 28
Alternatives Newsletter 1997
Box 1, Folder 29
Alternatives Newsletter 1998
Box 1, Folder 30
Alternatives Newsletter 1999
Box 1, Folder 31
Alternatives Newsletter 2000
Box 1, Folder 32
Alternatives Newsletter 2001
Box 1, Folder 33
Alternatives Newsletter 2002
Box 1, Folder 34
Brochures undated

1 folder

AVAR Brochures undated

Folder contains brochures on Standards of Cruelty, Surgical Claw Removal, Sterilization, and a Guide to Congenital Disorders in Dogs.

Box 1, Folder 35
Videotapes 2000
Size: 0.25 linear feet

Series contains two videotapes illustrating techniques for neutering male and female puppies and kittens. English and Spanish language versions.

1 archival box

Early Age Neutering - A Practical Guide for Veterinarians 2000
Half box 2, Folder 1
Early Age Neutering - A Practical Guide for Veterinarians -Spanish Language Version 2000
Half box 2, Folder 2

Access to the collection

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights Records, MC 00330, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.