The American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) is a specialty association of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The ACVS is responsible for setting the standards for higher veterinary surgical procedures. The ACVS is also committed to advancing knowledge in the field of surgery through education, research, and service to the community.
Dr. Brown has been a Diplomat of the ACVS since 1971.
The purpose of The International Veterinary Association of Pain Management (IVAPM) is to encourage all members of the veterinary hospital team to expand their knowledge of both the physiology of pain and the many methods of the treatment of pain. The IVAPM provides a forum for discussion and submission of examples of signs of pain and recommendations for high-quality pain management.
The IVAPM has recently established a certification program for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians interested in advancing their knowledge in pain management to become specialists in that area.
The Institute for Genetic Disease Control in Animals (GDC) is an open registry for canine orthopedic genetic diseases. The registry is a non-profit group formed in 1990 of Veterinarians, scientists, dog breeders and owners of dogs in both the United States and abroad. The registry was created to collect genetic disease test results regarding individual dogs and to make it available for anyone interested.
Dr. Brown is a founding member of the GDC.
The Association for Veterinary Orthopedic Research and Education (AVORE) is a specialty group of Veterinarians and Veterinary surgeons with a special interest in veterinary orthopedic surgery. The members of AVORE are committed to continuing education in Veterinary Orthopedics and in teaching others about the methods and techniques they have learned and developed.
AVORE was established in 1972 and officially became a non-profit group in 1986.
Dr. Brown is a past President and current Council Member of AVORE.
The Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) is an organization devoted to the improvement of the knowledge and principles of practice in veterinary emergency and critical care by bringing together Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Students, and anyone else who practices or has a special interest in veterinary emergency and critical care. VECCS is also devoted to forming and endorsing a uniform standard of practice in relation to veterinary emergency and critical care by encouraging education, research, and scientific progress in the area of veterinary emergency and critical care.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is a non-profit society designed to work for it’s over 76,000 members. The AVMA was established in 1863 and it acts as a collective voice for the profession.
The California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) has more than 5500 members and is committed to serving those members and the public by improving both animal and human health in an ethically and socially accountable manner.
The CVMA is committed to providing accurate information to the members and the public, to be advocates for animals and the profession, to boost the growth of all veterinary professionals both personally and financially, and to encourage current veterinary professionals to become veterinary leaders for the future.
The Veterinary Orthopedic Society is a not-for profit organization that was formed to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of veterinary orthopedic cases, to move forward the scientific research of veterinary orthopedics, and to promote better patient care by raising the bar on the specialty of veterinary orthopedics.