American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners
The American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners (AASRP) was founded in 1968 to further the programs and studies of those working with small ruminants-sheep, goats, camelids, elk, deer and other related species. We encourage education, research and training to promote good health and productivity and to benefit organization members around the world. We provide a single forum for those with interests in small ruminants, where we can exchange ideas, share knowledge and together set goals and objectives that will benefit the industry as a whole. Our membership stands at over 1,000 members in the United States and abroad.
AASRP's primary goals are to work in cooperation with regulatory agencies, to further the professional development of members and to provide resources to elevate the standards of small ruminant medicine. Members have access to the most current developments in research, services and products. AASRP is an organization for veterinarians and professionals who want to further their knowledge of small ruminants, build relationships with peers around the world, and provide the best and most advanced services and products to clients.
- To further educational and scientific progress in the field of small ruminant veterinary practice and to encourage education, training and research in veterinary medicine for the purpose of promotion of good health and productivity of small ruminant animals.
- To cooperate with veterinary and agricultural organizations and regulatory agencies of government to encourage the adoption of such technical and managerial programs and policies as will promote health and productivity of small ruminants, to increase public and government awareness of the expertise of small ruminant practitioners and involvements of AASRP and elevate the standards of practice for the public interest.
- To promote good fellowship among members of the Association.
- To hold and sponsor scientific meetings, provide printed material when appropriate, maintain an electronic mail link, and internet web site to assist in the aforementioned objectives.
Our mission is to improve the health and welfare of sheep, goats, camelids and cervids, to further the professional development of the members, provide resources to elevate the standards of small ruminant practice and to be the voice for small ruminant issues.