AAPHV is the nation's premier professional organization dedicated to the collaboration of veterinarians engaged in the practice of public health and preventive medicine.


The mission of the Association is to promote the science, art, and practice of public health, epidemiology, and preventive medicine. The Association carries out this mission by providing an expert forum for the discussion of public health issues of importance to the veterinary profession and the development of professional recommendations and public health resolutions. The Association consistently supports programs to promote and improve the professional education, communication and collaboration of public health veterinarians in order to reduce human and animal disease and disability, to improve human and animal population well-being, and to integrate the contributions of veterinary medicine to the successful practice of public health throughout the United States.