Veterinarians have been serving people and their pets for 250+ years. Veterinary professionals in today’s world are not only animal doctors, nurses and caretakers, they are also key public health stakeholders.
Veterinary medical professionals play a crucial role in:
- Promoting food security by supervising animal production hygiene
- Controlling zoonoses (diseases transferable between humans and animals)
- Monitoring food quality and safety
- Biomedical research
- Protecting the environment and biodiversity
All of this is in addition to being animal welfare advocates, managing the vital human-animal bond for our patients and guiding our clients and patients through a vast array of diagnostic and treatment options for their beloved family pets. We also are challenged with learning and adapting to continuous medical advancements. Veterinarians are truly the pet owner’s OTHER family doctor.
The Delaware Veterinary Medical Associations knows the challenges of practicing medicine in today’s evolving veterinary healthcare environment. That’s why we offer valuable benefits to our members including legal and legislative advocacy, practical help, networking with other local and national professionals, continuing education and resources, and valuable information applicable to today’s veterinary professional. We cater to veterinarians and their support staff.
The DVMA Mission
DVMA strives to be THE advocate for the veterinary professional community in Delaware and to advance the quality of life for animals.
The DVMA Vision
To be a community of veterinary practitioners and support staff that work together to foster the well being of its members, promote public awareness of the value of veterinary medicine, champion excellence in veterinary medicine within the state, and to collaborate to promote animal welfare.