DVMA strives to be THE advocate for the veterinary professional community in Delaware and to advance the quality of life for animals.

The Purpose of DVMA

It is the mission of DVMA to be a community of veterinary practitioners and support staff that collaborate to provide mentorship, education, and legislative advocacy in order to promote best practices of veterinary medicine, personal well-being, and animal health and welfare.

What Members are Saying

Joining DVMA when I first came to Delaware to practice was one of the best professional decisions I could have made!  It provided the ability to network and make quick connections that have benefited me for many years.    I look forward to the conferences to reconnect, learn and grow from my fellow colleagues.  DVMA provides the opportunity for us all to be a cohesive group within our small state.

Kimberly Gaines, DVM
Forrest Avenue Animal Hospital
Dover, Delaware

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Continuing Education

DVMA is the exclusive provider of continuing education opportunities in Delaware.  Earn all required CE credits without leaving the state while learning from leaders in veterinary medicine from across the country.  DVMA hosts 3 annual conferences, providing up to 18 hours of approved CE credit each year.


DVMA strives to keep you informed on local, state, and national news affecting the veterinary profession.  All members receive a monthly electronic member alert and bi-annual printed newsletters.  Urgent local issues, legislative updates, practice management tips, AVMA news, product recalls, job announcements and more are provided to keep you practicing at your best!  Additionally, DVMA maintains a Facebook page, posting timely updates and news as well as content you can share with your clients.


DVMA is your exclusive advocate on the legislative and regulatory issues that impact your practice.  The Government Relations Committee (GRC) actively and consistently works on your behalf to protect and enhance the veterinary profession in Delaware.  All members are welcome to join GRC committee members on visits to Legislative Hall, approximately 4-5 times a year.  In addition, DVMA hosts and annual Legislative Reception, also open to all members.  CLICK HERE to learn more.

Additionally, DVMA is represented on a national level through it’s Delegate and Alternate Delegate to the AVMA’s House of Delegates.  Our delegates ensure that Delaware’s voice is heard as national policies and initiatives are developed that impact the practice of veterinary medicine.

Volunteer Opportunities

You can make a difference in Delaware’s veterinary profession by becoming actively involved in a committee, writing newsletter articles, helping to plan annual conferences, serving as a County Representative, or taking office on the DVMA Board of Directors.  Volunteer opportunities are exclusively available to DVMA members.  CLICK HERE to learn more.


DVMA proudly recognizes its members with annual awards including Veterinarian of the Year, Veterinary Technician of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Award.  CLICK HERE to learn more.


Resources at your fingertips!  The DVMA website is a great place to start when you have questions about license renewal, CE requirements, current laws and regulations, AVMA policies, COVID-19 updates, and more.

Additionally, DVMA provides an annual scholarship to a veterinary student from Delaware with sponsorship from Merck Animal Health.

Membership Options

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  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

  • $60/ yr.
Best price
  • Veterinarian

  • $295/ yr.
    • New Graduates – $100/year (graduated within the past year)

  • Veterinary or Veterinary Technology Student

  • $FREE/mo

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