Founded by veterinarians in 1981, the Association for Veterinary Informatics (AVI) is a non-profit international and interdisciplinary organization comprised of individuals involved in biomedical informatics research, design, implementation, education and advocacy within the domain of veterinary medicine.
This includes the foundational components of biomedical informatics (knowledge engineering, computer science and information science) as it is applied to clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, bioinformatics, translational medicine and public health.
What is Informatics?
Clinical informatics includes collecting, storing, retrieving, analyzing, and presenting data to achieve better health outcomes.
Veterinary clinical informatics is a rapidly evolving science that blends information technology, communications, social and behavioral science, and veterinary medicine, to improve the quality and safety of patient care.
Our mission is to guide and transform the veterinary profession in understanding, using and extending the practice of informatics.
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How Can I Join the Conversation?
Become a member of our growing group of veterinary professionals interested in improving their practice by promoting industry-wide data standards and accessing actionable insights in their clinical data!
Members are invited to serve on committees, participate in open board meetings, access webinars on our on demand education platform powered by VetBloom, view our member directory, and actively engage in conversations on our list-serv. Students join for free!
"In attempting to arrive at the truth, I have applied everywhere for information but in scarcely an instance have I been able to obtain hospital records fit for any purpose of comparison. If they could be obtained, they would enable us to decide many other questions besides the one alluded to. They would show [us] ...what amount of good was really being done..."
- Florence Nightingale in Notes on a Hospital, 1873
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