We are AVMA

Who we are

The AVMA is the nation's leading advocate for the veterinary profession. Representing more than 105,000 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 AVMA members, 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 that enhance AVMA members’ 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.

Our core values

The AVMA is:







Fiscally responsible



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