About Us

about us

Mission Statement

One voice promoting professional excellence in veterinary medicine & advancing animal well-being & public health. 


Vision Statement

“Safe and healthy Michigan for animals, veterinarians and the public through a progressive, responsive, trusted and unified association” 

Values Statements

MVMA believes in:
  • Delivering compassionate, empathetic and ethical care
  • Protecting and advancing the health and welfare of animals and the public
  • Promoting a trusted profession through a strong, diverse and inclusive association
  • Providing personal and professional service, solutions and support to our members
  • Elevating the profession through relevant, progressive and quality continuing education and dynamic resources


The Michigan Veterinary Medical Association has advanced the standard of veterinary care statewide since 1883. We monitor 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 quarterly newsletter that, along with our electronic publications, keeps members current on state veterinary issues. The association also offers an array of other services to assist members and provides continuing education for veterinarians and related professionals.  It serves as a resource for information on the practice of veterinary medicine to both members and the public, including assistance with referrals.

Today’s veterinarians are the only doctors trained to protect both human and animal health. They work in private practice and in government and provide a vital contribution to public health. They identify and prevent diseases that can be transferred from animals to humans, provide a critical role in food supply safety and are key to homeland security. 

Michigan Veterinary Medical Association

2144 Commons Parkway
Okemos, MI 48864-3986

517.347.4666

517.347.4710

mvma@michvma.org

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