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!
The SCVMA is the advocate for the veterinary profession in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
Collectively we are an organization with over 2500 members of the veterinary profession. We provide continuing education and resources to our members in partnership with allied industry. We promote the veterinary profession and provide a community for our veterinary members. Our seven geographical chapters meet once a month to provide education and an evening of camaraderie to their respective members. We also offer chapters geared towards our younger members, shelter veterinarians and support staff. Our continuing education includes renowned speakers and experts in the veterinary field throughout the year and we actively work towards supporting new members to our profession through our Scholarship Foundation.
Join us at one of our meetings or explore our website.
I know you will enjoy all you discover within the SCVMA.
Inez Del Pino, DVM