MVMA MISSION STATEMENT
One voice promoting professional excellence in veterinary medicine
and advancing animal well-being and public health.
Information About the MVMA
Founded in 1883, the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association advances the standard of veterinary care statewide. Its 2100+ members provide compassionate, state-of-the-art professional care for animals, enhancing the health and the quality of life of Michigan citizens.
The association provides over 200 hours of educational programs for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and support staff. The largest state educational meeting is the three-day Michigan Veterinary Conference, put on jointly by the MVMA and the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. This is held each year in Lansing, ending on the last Sunday in January. It attracts over 1700 people. MVMA also hosts a three-day summer conference, a number of one-day seminars in the Lansing area, and several other CE events.
The MVMA monitors state legislation and regulations that pertain to veterinary medicine. With the assistance of a professional legislative consultant, members and staff interact with the state legislature, state executive office and state departments on issues of importance to veterinarians. The MVMA also employs a public relations firm which helps produce programs to educate the public about veterinary medicine and animal health care.
The Michigan Veterinarian is the bimonthly newsletter that keeps members current on state veterinary issues. The association also offers an array of other services to assist members. It serves as a resource for information on the practice of veterinary medicine to both members and the public, including assistance with referrals. It does not provide advice on the treatment of individual animals.