The AVMA's origins date to 1863, when veterinary surgeons from seven states convened for the first time in New York.

Strategic planning

The AVMA's strategic plan outlines five objectives that steer our work.


AVMA partners with a wide range of other organizations to advance the shared interests of AVMA members and the profession.

Annual report

Our annual report provides a window into what we've accomplished on behalf of members and the veterinary profession.


AVMA awards recognize veterinarians who advance veterinary medicine, and who show exemplary concern for the welfare and humane treatment of animals.