About CVMA

About CVMA

Organized veterinary medicine in California began on January 11, 1888 at a meeting held by a small group of veterinary practitioners in San Francisco. They formed the California State Veterinary Medical Association, the 14th state association in the nation.

From this small beginning, CVMA grew to its present status as one of the largest veterinary medical associations in the nation and assumed its leadership position through ambitious, innovative programs.

As of 2018, the CVMA has over 7,400 members. The CVMA is a vocal advocate for California veterinary professionals , and for the health and welfare of animals. The CVMA is the voice of the veterinary profession in California.

© 2018 California Veterinary Medical Association

Registration Open for the Pacific Veterinary Conference June 21-24, 2019!

Join us for the Pacific Veterinary Conference in sunny Long Beach, CA! Enjoy shopping, dining, entertainment, and...

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CVMA's Spring Seminar in Yosemite, March 1-3, 2019

Join us in beautiful Yosemite for three one-half day seminar sessions. Take in the fresh air, granite peaks, waterfalls, and...

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