Position Statements

ARAV’s Position Statements

From time to time the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians have felt it necessary to publish documents, white papers, letters, and policies regarding reptile and amphibian welfare, conservation, research, and other important issues affecting veterinarians, reptiles and amphibians, or their diseases. These documents were completed with research  and referencing then reviewed and approved by the ARAV board of directors. The statements represent the opinions and information available at the time of their writing.

ARAV Position statement on Reptiles and Amphibians as Pets
Feral cat white paper
Position Statement on Rattlesnake Roundups
Snake Fungal Dermatitis
Toe Clipping Position Statement
Letter in support of the Endangered Species Act

The following publications are excerpts from the Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians regarding important events and issues, and represent the opinions and statement of the respective authors, not the policies and positions of ARAV.

Development of an Antibiotic Policy – 2017

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