The AAFV is an association of North American veterinarians who practice veterinary medicine on fish - either as part of their traditional practice; with or alongside their institutional employment; or as their main species group within their "fish practice".
As with traditional veterinary medicine, fish medicine practice can be roughly divided into pet fish (eg: ornamental and koi), wild fisheries/gamefish, baitfish and foodfish (aquaculture production).
Some of our members practice in all areas, others are more specialized in one or the other.
A central function of this association is to advance the quality and stature of clinical fish medicine veterinary practice.
Further the art and science of fish veterinary medicine by enhancing and promoting knowledge, proficiency, professional standards, and viability of fish medicine for veterinarians;
Increase the value, visibility, and acceptance of fish veterinary medicine for our stakeholders; and,
Ultimately, to improve fish, human, and environmental health.