About OVMA

For more than 125 years, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association has served its membership and the public at large by promoting the ideals of veterinary medicine, fostering relationships among veterinarians and their communities, and increasing awareness of issues surrounding veterinary medicine.

The OVMA is a trusted source of information that reflects scientific knowledge and the collective wisdom of more than 2,400 veterinary professionals. OVMA values and recognizes the trust its members place in their professional organization, as well as the important role we serve in providing the public with accurate, balanced resources on issues of public health and animal care and well-being.

As an organization, OVMA is committed to advancing veterinary knowledge, and as such, is a recognized provider of professional continuing education. The OVMA hosts the Midwest Veterinary Conference, one of the largest veterinary conferences in North America, which provides exceptional learning opportunities to thousands of veterinarians, hospital staff, technicians, animal welfare professionals, students, and others each year.



The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association is dedicated to fostering the core principles of stewardship, compassion, community and lifelong learning in veterinary medicine. In doing so, we are committed to serving both people and animals responsibly, with integrity and with purpose.



The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association is governed by a board of members from around Ohio and representing a variety of disciplines within the profession. Nine of the board members represent geographic regions of Ohio; the remaining eleven members are officers and directors-at-large who are elected to their respective positions by members throughout Ohio.

The OVMA Board of Directors is charged with establishing policies, allocating association resources and charting future strategies for the organization. The Board typically meets once per calendar quarter. To get in touch with the Board of Directors or to learn more about how to serve on the Board, please contact the OVMA for more information.