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The FVMA is a not-for-profit membership organization for veterinarians in Florida. We provide world-class continuing education in veterinary medicine and other membership services for veterinarians in our state.
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Founded in 1928 by a small group of Florida veterinarians, the FVMA has served its membership of licensed veterinarians for 87 years. In 2016, the Association launched two professional entities, the Association of Credentialed Veterinary Technicians and the Association of Certified Veterinary Assistants, under the operating umbrella of the FVMA,  to offer membership to certified veterinary technicians and certified veterinary assistants.

The FVMA’s widening and diverse membership profile consists of small animal, equine, food animal, avian/exotic, zoo and other veterinary practitioners.

Graduate veterinarians residing in the State of Florida who are graduates of an AVMA accredited College of Veterinary Medicine or those who have successfully met the requirements of the Educational Commission of Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) are encouraged to become members of the FVMA.

This is applicable to all veterinary practice owners, their employed veterinarians and all government-employed veterinarians which include university and military veterinarians.

Non-resident veterinarians fitting the criteria described above may also become members.

Certified Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Assistants in the State of Florida who are certified through the FVMA Certification Program also become members of the Association.

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Graduate veterinarians who do not reside in the State of Florida may make application for non-resident membership by completing, in their own handwriting, an Association membership application form.

Non-resident applicants who are licensed in Florida will so indicate by writing their license number on the application form. Non-resident applicants who are not licensed in Florida must have their applications endorsed by the Secretary of the applicant’s state association.

An initiation fee as set by the Executive Board must accompany the application, plus applicable dues.

The FVMA offers a number of continuing education opportunities for veterinarians, technicians and other members of the veterinary team annually. Discover more about the FVMA CE Programs »

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Board of Veterinary Medicine is the licensing and regulatory agency for the practice of veterinary medicine in Florida located in Tallahassee, Florida.

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation is the licensing and regulatory agency for the practice of veterinary medicine in Florida.

While the state (DBPR) does not license veterinary technicians, the FVMA offers certification for both veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants.