The ARAV Conservation and Research fund allows the ARAV Research and Conservation Committee to fulfill its objectives:
To advance programs for preventative medicine, husbandry, and scientific research in the field of veterinary medicine dealing with reptiles and amphibians
To promote the conservation and humane treatment of all reptilian and amphibian species through education, captive breeding and preservation of reptilian and amphibian habitats
Each fall ARAV holds its annual fundraising auction in support of this fund at our conference. The proceeds of that auction and public donations to this fund allow the ARAV Research and Conservation Committee to fund clinically oriented or conservation research projects involving reptiles and amphibians. 100% of the proceeds donated to this fund go directly to supporting these projects which help advance the veterinary profession, conservations, and the clinical care of reptile and amphibians.