The American Veterinary Medicine Association is the national organization representing the interests of veterinary professionals in the United States. Started in 1863, the AVMA now has more than 89,000 members who work in private and corporate practice, government, industry, and academia. The AVMA is committed to a set of core values, including acting with integrity, honesty, and respect; representing veterinarians with diverse and unique perspectives; promoting science-based practices and research to promote the health of animals and humans; and being accountable to its members.
AVMA members have access to professional publications and newsletters, personal and professional development opportunities, advocacy at the state and national level on issues important to the veterinary industry, and industry-related news and policy updates. AVMA publications include two peer-reviewed scientific journals, the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Journal of Veterinary Research.
Nationally, veterinarians provide care for millions of companion animals, including more than 70 million dogs, 80 million cats, 11 million birds, and 7 million horses. The AVMA provides expertise to help veterinarians take the best care of your animal companions.