Who We Are

AVMA Collective Voice of the Veterinary Profession 

Our Core Values

The AVMA is:

  • Ethical
  • Inclusive
  • Science-based
  • Animal-focused
  • Member-centric
  • Supportive
  • Fiscally responsible
  • Efficient
  • Innovative

The AVMA is the nation’s leading advocate for the veterinary profession. Representing more than ​91,000 members, we protect, promote and advance the needs of all veterinarians and those they serve.

Our commitment is to advance the shared interests, values and goals of our membership, through a variety of avenues:

  • We develop positions on key issues and advocate for veterinarians, advancing their ability to provide crucial veterinary services.
  • We provide educational accreditation and certification programs that protect and elevate the quality of veterinary care.
  • We provide timely and relevant products and services to our members that enhance their opportunities for success and service, and support them in protecting the health and welfare of animals in their care.
  • We educate the public on the important and varied types of work that veterinarians do to advance both animal and human health.

We are a diverse and passionate group of professionals, all striving to improve the health and well-being of animals, humans and the environment we share.

This is our passion. This is our profession. This is the AVMA.

History of the AVMA

Vision, Mission and Values

Strategic Planning

Annual Report

Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities

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