A group of food animal veterinarians met on May 10,1986 and formed the Virginia Academy of Food Animal Practitioners (VAFAP). The objectives of this organization were to promote high quality food animal medicine and surgery and to foster good professional and personal relations among our members.
The VAFAP has tried to identify and communicate with veterinarians of a common interest and assist in providing continuing education opportunities. Members are veterinarians from private practice, industry, government and academia. We encourage participation by students from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. VAFAP has provided a political voice for Virginia's food animal veterinarians and represents their interests in the public forum.