Dr. David Scarfe

Overseeing many of the AVMA’s animal agriculture and aquatic veterinary initiatives, as well as myriad other issues, Dr. David Scarfe blended decades of international experience as a university professor, private practitioner, rancher and businessman in addressing topics important to the AVMA and the veterinary profession.

Dr. Scarfe was born and educated in South Africa. He has traveled extensively in his native region and has sailed broad expanses of both the Indian and Atlantic oceans. After working in numerous countries, he topped off his professional career with a veterinary degree from Texas A&M University.

When not fulfilling his primary AVMA responsibilities, which covered everything from agriculture to zoos, he looked for every opportunity to fulfill his never-ending desire to sail, fly small aircraft, ride horses in the mountains with his kids and grandkids, and spend time with his family. He retired from the AVMA in 2015.

Aquatic Veterinary Educational Grants for veterinary students & recent graduates – applications close April 30, 2014

Are you a student or a recently graduated veterinarian interested in finding out what aquatic veterinary medicine is all about or expanding your professional skills with aquatic animals? The World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association, in collaboration with the American Veterinary … read more >

FDA’s Resources for Aquatic Veterinarians – “Ins-and-Outs” of Extra-Label Drug Use and other Aquatic Veterinary Drugs

As a practicing aquatic veterinarian, you’ve likely utilized a drug in an extra-label manner. But you might be wondering, “What kind of use is actually considered “extra-label?” “What gives me the legal ability to use and prescribe extralabel drugs?” or … read more >

AVMA-hosted Webinar – New Canadian Aquatic Veterinary Import Requirements

To help veterinarians understand new Canadian regulations for importing farm-raised live aquatic animals into Canada, the AVMA will host a webinar this Thursday, June 20, for USDA-APHIS National Center for Import & Export staff to explain the requirements.  Registration is … read more >

2013 Aquatic Veterinary Student & New Graduate Scholarship Program

The World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation have combined efforts making scholarships available to support veterinary students’ and new veterinary graduates’ involvement in aquatic veterinary medicine. Applications for 2013 Scholarships … read more >

Are you ready to renew your National Veterinary Accreditation?

Accredited veterinarians – accreditation renewal has already started. The following information provided by AVMA will help members ensure they meet the new National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) requirements. If you elected to participate in the revised NVAP and submitted the … read more >