Ned Buyukmihci is a doctor of veterinary medicine, specializing in veterinary ophthalmology, and founder of the Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights.[1] In August 2003, he took up a position as director of the Animal Protection Institute's primate sanctuary for non-human primates in Dilley, Texas.[2]

His sister Nermin founded America's first cruelty-free vegan store, Nermin's Dry Goods, in the late 1970s.[3]


  1. The Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights.
  2. "What's in a Name?", Animal Issues, Volume 34 Number 3, Fall 2003.
  3. [1] Nermin Rose Buyukmihci, 1952-2010, 2010-06-10.