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Committee Chair:


Avian Welfare

Anneliese Strunk, DVM, Dipl ABVP (Avian)


Avian welfare is a very important and complicated area. AAV members deal with welfare-related issues on a day-to-day basis (rehoming of parrots, poultry care (in private practice and industry), providing foraging opportunities, wing trims, diet recommendations, care in shelters, and the list goes on…). The Avian Welfare Committee is open to all AAV members interested in working on projects dedicated to improving the welfare of birds. The committee provides a forum for members to discuss welfare issues related to pet birds, bird sanctuaries/shelters, industry, and poultry, among others. Members of the committee provide Facebook page content, review/contribute to AAV welfare related projects, and help find speakers for our annual conferences. Meetings are held annually at the AAV conference and we have ongoing discussion through the AAV Welfare Committee Facebook page.

Current events:

  • Our most recent project has been investigating and discussing how AAV can best promote low stress veterinary visits for birds.
  •  I am happy to announce that we will soon have a home on the AAV forums at Keep an eye out for announcements from AAV and on the Facebook page!

Would you like to help?

Do you have an idea of how AAV can help promote avian welfare? Do you know of any potential speakers that might bring insight on welfare topics to members at a future conference? Please join our facebook page and forum at and let us know. We are looking for volunteers to help develop and implement projects. We always welcome members posting thoughtful and respectful welfare-related content on the Facebook page.

Ongoing Research Studies

Are you conducting a clinical research study related to avian medicine? Contact to submit your study to be listed on our site.
Click here for current studies.

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