This section contains the CVMA’s policies regarding many issues that are relevant today in veterinary medicine. Click below for more information.
The CVMA’s PVME should be reviewed every five (5) years to ensure that they remain relevant and current.
Should veterinarians sell ethical drugs — like Advantage, Frontline, and Program — to retail companies that resell these products, when this practice is contrary to the drug manufacturer’s sales policy?
As veterinarians, we strive to improve animal health and welfare, and endorse the following eight integrated principles founded on our education, experience, commitment to and compassion for animals:
It’s been suggested that elephants have large and highly developed central nervous systems with a great capacity for social cognition and awareness.* Elephants have unique characteristics that must be addressed when they are kept in captivity.
The CVMA supports necessary and prompt veterinary care for all animals including animals in a shelter environment.
All veterinarians practicing clinical veterinary medicine in California must be licensed by the California Veterinary Medical Board.
The CVMA supports Veterinary Telehealth* as a beneficial modality when used for the best interest of the patient and client.