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About Arizona Veterinary Medical Association


Established in 1941, the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association (AzVMA) has over 3,000 veterinary professional members. In addition, we have over 150 Allied Industry members who are representatives of the veterinary business community. AzVMA supports the Veterinary Health Care Team of Arizona (VHCTAz), a professional membership group for all veterinary staff, which boasts a membership of over 1,300. Our robust continuing education program includes over 20 meetings per year for both veterinarians and staff, as well as an annual state conference and wellness programs. AzVMA is a resource of information for members and publishes newsletters for AzVMA and VHCTAz. We have a legislative representative who monitors legislature and helps lead association efforts to protect your veterinary license.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association (AzVMA) is to promote excellence in veterinary medicine by providing a forum for the veterinary community to address issues related to animal and human health and welfare, education, legislation, public information and practice management through active involvement of its members.


Board Members

The AzVMA board of directors is composed of five officers and fourteen directors, representing six regions in the state. Advisory Council to the board consists of representatives from academia, military, public health or government and regulatory affairs, practice management, and one director represents recent graduates. Directors are elected by the members in their district and serve three-year terms. Officers are elected by the directors and serve a one year term in the office to which they have been elected. For a list of our current board members and their business contact information click the following link:  AzVMA Board Members.



AVMA Delegates

The AzVMA elects a delegate and an alternate delegate as its representatives to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The terms are for three years and the alternate delegate succeeds the delegate. Both representatives attend the AzVMA Board meetings to liaison between the two associations. 


AzVMA Professional Staff

Executive Director: Emily Kane

Director of Communications & Veterinary Staff Services: Mittie Williams

Director of Education: Carole Williams

Director of Member Services: Savannah Derrick

Association Administrator: Ashleigh Kozlowski



Legislative Representative 

AzVMA has a legislative representative that monitors legislation and helps lead association efforts to protect your veterinary license. We also have important contacts with the legislative branch of the AVMA to stay abreast of national issues.