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To enhance the contribution of veterinary medicine to the welfare of the wildlife resource.


To encourage and promote a philosophy of animal management and preventative medicine as it relates to free-ranging species.


To encourage an increased emphasis in colleges of veterinary medicine relative to management and preventative medicine of free-ranging species.


To encourage the recognition of disease syndromes in their broadest sense as potentially influenced by habitat succession, alteration and pollution.


To educate and gain rapport with government agencies and wildlife resource interest groups concerning the importance of wildlife preventative medicine and disease in relation to the wildlife resource and domestic species.


To educate and inform governmental agencies and wildlife resource interest groups of support and educational services which may be provided by wildlife veterinarians.


To promote and encourage the utilization of veterinarians in the field of wildlife resource management and research.


To encourage cooperative efforts among resource management professionals and wildlife veterinarians.


To stress the importance of the inter-relationships of human, domestic animals and wildlife as reservoirs of disease.


To help establish and work for continuing education programs for wildlife veterinarians.




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Al Franzmann, 1930-2009

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