What is AAFP?
The American Association of Feline
Practitioners (AAFP) is a professional organization of
veterinarians who share an interest in providing excellence in the
care and treatment of cats. There is a chapter at every veterinary
The AAFP seeks to raise the standards of feline medicine and
surgery among practitioners by sharing knowledge, rewarding
advancement in research, sponsoring continuing education,
supporting the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP)
certification in the Feline Practice category, and encouraging
veterinary student interest in feline practice.
Veterinary students can participate under the umbrella of this
national organization by joining their student chapter of AAFP at
their respective veterinary institutions.
Why should you join AAFP?
Even if you don't plan on practicing with felines exclusively,
if you plan to be in small animal practice
cat owners will provide a growing number of your
clientele base as they have become the nation's most popular pets!
The coordinated activities and speakers are geared to benefit
anyone with an interest in learning more about our feline
What kind of activities are there in AAFP?
- Meetings - includes a guest speaker
and food for members; held once a month typically at lunch or in
the evening for one hour
- Wetlabs - including practice
surgery and field trips at least once a semester for "hands on"
experience, activities vary
- Rounds - Meet once a month with a
faculty member to hear an interesting feline medicine case.
- Open House - AAFP designs
and decorates the feline room, then educates members of
the public on feline health, behavior and disease!
- Orientation Booth - an information
booth is staffed each year during the 1VM orientation to provide
information to the incoming class
- …and MORE!
$20 for the year or $30 with a t-shirt. Please give
your checks with the member information form to your class
representative, or our treasurer Kara Lewton.