The primary purpose of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association shall be the advancement of the science and art of veterinary medicine; the conservation and protection of animal health, including its relationship to public health and in general, the betterment of the veterinary profession.
In connection with this last object, by fostering continuing education programs,this Association may give opportunities to it’s members for the interchange of knowledge and the improvement of their skills.
The veterinary profession is a small profession compared to other professions. The SCVMA provides venues and resources for you to network and commiserate about the day to day issues of being a veterinarian.
Each month there are CALIFORNIA STATUTORILY- approved CE meetings that provide many opportunities for both RVTs and DVMs to earn CE credits. It is possible to meet your state requirements for CE without ever leaving LA or OC.
Through our legislative advocate, the SCVMA is in touch with local governments in both counties. We actively seek to be at the table for open discussions on issues relating to the profession and small business.
The SCVMA website and the Pulse magazine provide information and resources on what is going on in the SCVMA as well as professional articles on clinical and business based topics.
Pulse is the official magazine of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association. The monthly publication reaches more than 3,000 veterinarians, registered veterinary technicians and veterinary office staff in Southern California.
Welcome to the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association website! We are one of the largest regional associations representing over 900 hospitals in So Cal and over 1500 members! Our membership is comprised not only of veterinarians involved in all fields of animal care, but also of registered veterinary technicians, as well as many members of our community who support our association and who have a great love for animals and their welfare. At SCVMA we believe in supporting our veterinary community and partners in their pursuit of advancing animal health. This year we are celebrating our 115th anniversary!
The SCVMA is formed by 7 geographically designed chapters. All the chapters hold monthly meetings where members are updated and discuss current events surrounding veterinary medicine at the same time that they attend a continuing education program. In addition to these meetings, the SCVMA organizes numerous state of the art, CE programs through Los Angeles and Orange County.
We are proud to support our veterinary students and registered veterinary technician students through our Animal Health Foundation which offers scholarships to outstanding students who are originally from Los Angeles or Orange County. In addition, we recognize our outstanding members through various awards which are voted upon and given during our annual celebration event.
The SCVMA also has task forces to support our local shelters, allied industries and wellness programs, all of which are critical to our profession.
In addition, we publish a monthly magazine, the Pulse, which is aimed at informing our membership, providing article of great value and interest, and as well as providing a vehicle for advertising of pertinent services.
And last, but certainly not least, the SCVMA is present representing our membership in our local governments as well as with the California Veterinary Medical Association. We want to make sure that the voices of our membership our heard and that their needs are being met!
Georgina Marquez, DVM, DAVIM