GET INVOLVED WITH PVMA
CONFERENCE AND EVENT OPPORTUNITIES
There are many ways to get involved with PVMA through conferences and events. You can make connections while helping to educate and support Pennsylvania's veterinary profession.
PVMA AND SPECIALTY PRACTICES
How can the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medial Association help support you?
PVMA offers choices to specialty practices on how we can best serve you. Here are some of the ways:
Practice Management Related Services
Quick Poll Group
Free Classified Ads
WRITING FOR PVMA
Have something to say? Write for us!
We encourage our members to contribute their writing for the education of our members and the pet loving public. Know of a new technique, drug or medical procedure? Want to share a new service making a difference at your practice? Let us know!
We accept entries for our blog - Veterinary News and Views,keystone veterinarian- our quarterly magazine, and short entries for Vet Bytes - our weekly enews and social media outlets. Contact Jaime Markle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMITTEE AND TASKFORCE INVOLVEMENT
Being a member of our committees and taskforces allows you help shape the direction of PVMA according to what's most important to you. Our committees influence our advocacy efforts, print and electronic communications, continuing education offerings, and more.
If you're really serious about shaping PVMA's future, consider running for an open seat on the Board of Trustees. The state's counties are divided into eight districts.
Board meetings are generally held four times a year with two in-person meetings and two meetings held via phone conference. If you are interested in considering a board position, contact Executive Director Dr. Tina Dougherty.
PVMA acts as the watchdog of the veterinary profession in Pennsylvania. No one represents the veterinary profession's interests in Harrisburg as well as we do on the issues affecting veterinary practice and the welfare of animals.
Join us! Join PVMA on legislative visits, get in touch with your legislator, or write a letter. We want to be the go-to resource for the legislature on issues affecting our profession.
PUBLIC OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
Get the word out about veterinary medicine in Pennsylvania. One way to get kids thinking about pet and human health, or even pursuing a veterinary education, is to speak to them in person. Classroom visits, school assemblies, or even talking to kids in your practice can have a great impact on children. Here are some ways to interact with kids:
- Make classroom visits
- Volunteer in our Farm Show booth or other career events
- Promote the Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation
PVMA AWARD NOMINATIONS
Know a colleague deserving of special recognition? Nominate them for PVMA award!
Nominations are especially meaningful coming from those working in the industry, so view our awards categories and make a nomination for an exceptional colleague. Categories include lifetime achievement, veterinarian of the year, distinguished veterinary service, and more.
GIVING BACK: PENNSYLVANIA VETERINARY FOUNDATION
The Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation is the charitable arm of PVMA. Expanding its reach, it now encompasses several programs including scholarships for veterinary and veterinary technology students, The Last Chance Fund (TLC) which provides funds for the care of injured or neglected, unowned companion animals, and Zoey's Fund which benefits York Country pets, and Henry's Cupboard, a pilot program in Chester County which provides pet food delivery to the county's elderly residents and the mentally disabled.
BECOMING A MEMBER
We want you!
PVMA is made stronger by the diversity of our members.Since 1883, PVMA has been the only statewide membership organization for veterinarians. We've grown right along with the profession and we're here to help you at every stage of your career, from veterinary student to retirement.
Members of our association are eligible for a full array of benefits and services. For 85 cents a day, your membership is an investment that can translate into significant cost savings to you at work and at home.