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.

© 2019 California Veterinary Medical Association

CVMA's Fall Seminar in Squaw Valley, October 4-6, 2019!

Join us in the beautiful Lake Tahoe area for three one-half day seminar sessions with afternoons free to have fun...

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CAVMRC Update

The CVMA’s disaster response program, the California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps (CAVMRC), received a deployment order for the Kincade Fire...

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