The mission of the Veterinary Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) is to develop cooperative relationships between AZA, its Animal Programs, its accredited institutions, and the veterinary community and provide technical advice to enhance veterinary services for AZA Animal Programs.
The Veterinary SAG advises the AZA Animal Population Management (APM) Committee, Conservation Department, and Animal Program Leaders. It is overseen by the Animal Health Committee.
The Veterinary SAG is administered by a Steering Committee composed of three Officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary) and the Veterinary SAG Chair is appointed by the Chair of the Animal Health Committee. The primary functions of the Veterinary SAG are to: