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Frequently Asked Questions


How is the AzVMA different than the Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board?

The Arizona Veterinary Medical Association and Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board are two separate entities.

The Arizona Veterinary Medical Association (AzVMA) is a membership organization for veterinary professionals. AzVMA’s mission is to promote excellence in veterinary medicine through active involvement of its members by providing a forum for the veterinary community to address issues related to:

·        animal & human health

·        animal welfare

·        education

·        legislation

·        public information

·        practice management

The purpose of the Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board is to regulate the veterinarians, certified veterinary technicians, veterinary premises, and animal crematories in Arizona. The examining board oversees:

·        Arizona veterinary licensure & technician certification (CVT)

·        state licensing examinations, renewal, and reinstatement

·        veterinary premises

·        complaints & investigations

·        AZ Revised Statutes - Veterinary Practice Act


Who is on the AzVMA Board?

AzVMA’s Board is comprised of officers, directors duly elected by the membership, advisory council, a legislative representative, and AVMA delegates. The Board appoints members to an advisory council and elects two members to represent AzVMA at the American Veterinary Medical Association. AzVMA retains a legislative representative to assist in addressing legislative and regulatory issues.  See a list of current board members here.


How can I serve on the AzVMA Board of Directors?

AzVMA seeks candidates for seats on its board representing districts throughout Arizona. Applications are emailed to members in districts with open seats annually in the spring.

NOTE: To ensure you receive these important communications, please check that your email is accurate in your member profile.


How does the AzVMA protect my veterinary license?

AzVMA has a legislative representative who monitors legislation and helps lead association efforts to influence legislative and regulatory efforts that are favorable to veterinary practice.


What client education resources do you offer?

AzVMA offers educational pamphlets and posters for practices to share with pet owners. They are available for members to purchase online.

·        Brochures

·        Poster Set

·        Pet Resource Directory


What wellness resources are offered by the AzVMA?

AzVMA believes that self-care is the prescription for a healthy mind and body. In an effort to provide you with a pathway to nurture your well-being, we have compiled digital resources for you to build your wellness toolkit. The wellness toolkit includes:

·        special wellness education programs

·        positive messaging

·        wellness & self-care routines

·        articles & blogs

·        website resources

NEW! AzVMA offers a free wellness poster set that is available for your practice!



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