Diagnostic Lab & Vet Workforce Development

The purpose of the United States Animal Health Association's (USAHA) Committee on Diagnostic Laboratory and Veterinary Workforce Development is to serve as a forum for Canada, Mexico and the United States to exchange information with the intent to educate policy makers and influence North American's policy on two issues:

  • The supply and demand of veterinarians and laboratory diagnosticians
  • Animal health laboratory facility needs.

The committee should consider information about the capacity of the United States, Canadian and Mexican veterinary medical colleges to train veterinarians and provide post-graduate education in veterinary sciences. The committee should also consider information about the resources and sustained funding that are needed to provide adequate infrastructure and workforce in North America's diagnostic and research animal health laboratories.

The committee shall annually present information in the form of a report to USAHA. The committee may seek to influence public policy with regard to veterinarian capacity and laboratory infrastructure and funding through appropriate recommendations and resolutions. Members of the committee are expected to further the goals and mission of this committee by education and/or urging support in their respective countries, governments, institutions and industries.

Committee Roster

Presentations

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

Reports

Resolutions

2013

Resolution 1: NATIONAL DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY AND VETERINARY WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT

2011

Resolution 4: NATIONAL ANIMAL HEALTH LABORATORY NETWORK FUNDING

Resolution 6: MAINTAINING A WELL-TRAINED FEDERAL VETERINARY FIELD WORKFORCE AND DEVELOPING A SYSTEM FOR CONTINUALLY IMPROVING ANIMAL HEALTH PROGRAMS AT THE FIELD LEVEL

Resolution 7: VETERINARY SERVICES INVESTMENT ACT

Resolution 8: VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE AND EDUCATION ACT

Resolution 9: SUPPORT FOR SECTION 1433 FORMULA FUNDS FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND RESEARCH

Resolution 10: SUPPORT FOR FOOD ANIMAL RESIDUE AVOIDANCE DATABANK

2010

Resolution 10: INCREASED FUNDING FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION ON CAUSES OF ZOONOTIC DISEASES

Resolution 11: PREPARATION OF THE VETERINARY WORKFORCE TO BETTER PERFORM ACCREDITED TASKS, INCLUDING DETECTION OF AND RESPONSE TO ANIMAL DISEASE

Resolution 12: CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ACT REGULATIONS FOR AMBULATORY DOCTORS OF VETERINARY MEDICINE THAT PRACTICE IN MULTIPLE STATES

Resolution 13: VETERINARY SERVICES INVESTMENT ACT

Resolution 14: SUPPORT FOR SECTION 1433 FORMULA FUNDS FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND RESEARCH

Resolution 15: VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE AND EDUCATION ACT

Resolution 16: VETERINARY MEDICINE LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM

Resolution 17: REVIEW OF COMPENSATION FOR RESEARCH AND DIAGNOSTIC VETERINARIANS

Resolution 18: SUPPORT FOR FOOD ANIMAL RESIDUE AVOIDANCE DATABANK

Resolution 19: SUPPORT FOR REGIONAL CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE IN FOOD SYSTEMS VETERINARY MEDICINE

2009

Resolution 9: SUPPORT FOR SECTION 1433 FORMULA FUNDS FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND RESEARCH

Resolution 10: SUPPORT FOR REGIONAL CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE IN FOOD SYSTEMS VETERINARY MEDICINE

Resolution 11: SUPPORT FOR FOOD ANIMAL RESIDUE AVOIDANCE DATABANK

Resolution 12: INCREASED FUNDING FOR EXPANDED RESEARCH FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY NATIONAL CENTER FOR FOREIGN ANIMAL AND ZOONOTIC DISEASE DEFENSE

Resolution 13: REVIEW OF COMPENSATION FOR RESEARCH AND DIAGNOSTIC VETERINARIANS

Resolution 14: VETERINARY MEDICINE LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM

Resolution 15: VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE AND EDUCATION ACT

Resolution 16: VETERINARY SERVICES INVESTMENT ACT

2008

Resolution 11: Support for High-Containment Biosafety Laboratories

Resolution 12: Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Plan (PL 108-161)

Resolution 13: Increasing the Veterinary Workforce by Expanding Veterinary Medical School Capacity

Resolution 14: Support for Section 1433 Formula Funds for Animal Health and Research

Resolution 15: Support for Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank (FARAD)

Resolution 16: Support for Regional Centers of Excellence in Food Systems Veterinary Medicine

Resolution 17: Increased Funding for Expanded Research for the Department of Homeland Security National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense (FAZD Center)

Resolution 18: Funding for the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center's New Biosafety Level-3 Agriculture Wildlife Disease Research Laboratory

Resolution 19: Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Readiness for Arthropod-Borne Diseases

Resolution 20: Review of Compensation for Research and Diagnostic Veterinarians

2007

Resolution 29: Support for High-Containment Biosafety Laboratories

Resolution 30: Federal Funding for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network

Resolution 31: National Veterinary Medical Services Act (PL-108-161)

Resolution 32: Support for Staffing and Operation of the National Wildlife Research Center's New Biosafety Level-3 Agriculture Wildlife Disease Research Laboratory

Resolution 33: Vehicle Restrictions in Foot-and-Mouth Disease Quarantine Regions of High-Density Food Animal Populations

Resolution 34: Veterinary Public Health Workforce Expansion Act

2006

Resolution 17: Requesting an Opportunity to Provide Recommendations and Advice on the Proposed Department of Homeland Security National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility

Resolution 18: Support of Funding a Demonstration Project to Implement the Proposed National Agriculture and Food Continuity of Business Plan

Resolution 19: Federal Funding for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network

Resolution 20: The Veterinary Workforce Expansion Act

2005

Resolution 8: A New Biosafety Level 3-AG (BSL-3-AG) Wildlife Disease Research Laboratory at the National Wildlife Research Center

Resolution 9: The Veterinary Workforce Expansion Act

Resolution 10: Federal Funding for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network

2004

Resolution 07: Federal Funding for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network