The North American Veterinary Anesthesia Society (NAVAS) helps veterinary professionals and caregivers advance and improve the safe administration of anesthesia and analgesia to all animals, through development of guidelines consistent with recent findings documented in high-quality basic and clinical scientific publications and texts. These guidelines foster and encourage education, research, and scientific progress in anesthesia and analgesia, and support the activities of all animal caregivers engaged in the provision of veterinary anesthesia and analgesia. This mission parallels that of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia and their board-certified diplomates who are recognized by the AVMA as specialists in these fields of clinical medicine in North America.
In its collaboration with the existing ACVAA/ECVAA Specialty Colleges, Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia (AVTAA) and organizations such as the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists (AVA), NAVAS endeavors to strengthen and advance international efforts to improve and achieve quality veterinary anesthesia and analgesia on a global scale. NAVAS encourages discussion and dissemination of information to all those interested, including the general public. NAVAS strives to be a community of, and an accessible resource for, all veterinary caregivers and interested individuals within the general public on matters relevant to veterinary anesthesia, analgesia, and related animal welfare.