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PVMA Membership




Affinity Program

Over the past year, we have a built an affinity program partnering with local and national businesses: Columbia Sportswear, Adidas, Migration Brewing, Kurgo, Ruff Wear, Preventive Vets Books. For full details.


Continuing Education

The PVMA is proud to offer more than 40+ CE credits each year. In an effort to accommodate different schedules we offer several different formats detailed below. We are constantly working to diversify our offerings and improve our program.

In addition, Tuesday/Wednesday CE lectures are held throughout the year. These lectures feature local veterinary specialists and a wide variety of topics. The PVMA currently offers 40+ credits of CE each year.  We are currently working on adding several workshops and wetlabs during the winter months. Details to come!

Please visit our website calendar to see all of our CE offerings and events as well as those of other local and national organizations.

PVMA General Membership Meeting and Lectures
September through May, Monthly General Membership Meetings are held at the Oregon Zoo Banquet Center, the second Thursday of most months. These meetings are generally sponsored by veterinary pharmaceutical, supply and diet companies, allowing the opportunity to bring national speakers to Portland. These meetings offer a brief overview of PVMA business, continuing education credits, as well as an opportunity to meet and visit with colleagues.These meetings are free to PVMA Members.

PVMA Tuesday/Wednesday CE Lectures

September through April, PVMA CE Lectures are held at Oregon Government building in the Lloyd district. These lectures are sponsored by the PVMA, with Portland area specialists providing the lectures. This is a great opportunity to get to know the fantastic specialists you often refer to. These lectures are a more casual opportunity to earn CE credits and meet and visit with colleagues.The lectures are free to PVMA Members.

PVMA Annual CE Symposium

In 2011, the PVMA added an Annual CE Symposium to our program. Every April/May, we offer a full day program one once focused topic. We have brought in national and local speakers offering different formats to include Veterinarians and Paraprofessionals. Registration is discounted for PVMA Members and participants in our Paraprofessional Support Program.


Community Service and Programs

The PVMA participates in many community events each year including the Oregon Humane Society's Doggie Dash and bi-annual career days for area high school students.

We also support the Coffee Creek Puppy Program/Canines Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization that provides disabled individuals withe skilled services dogs. Member veterinary hospitals sponsor all of the veterinary care for these dogs while they are trained by inmates in a tremendous program at a local women's prison, Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. The PVMA provides additional support throughout the year, as needed, by donating supplies and additional support to the program.



The PVMA publishes a monthly newsletter that provides members with valuable information: local animal news, community events, veterinary practice articles and classified ads. Much of the content is provided by members and allows members and community animal welfare organizations a place to make announcements and share experiences.


Member Directory


Online Searchable Directory


Public Relations

The PVMA commits a lot of time to public relations programs which indirectly benefit every member. Educating the public is the first step in helping pet owners realize how important it is to seek regular veterinary care throughout a pet 's lifetime. A variety of programs help elevate the entire profession in the minds of the public and bring new clients to our member hospitals.



By becoming a member you have an opportunity to represent the PVMA to city and state agencies, animal affiliated organizations and animal control agencies. The Executive Board represents the association in Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board work groups and is a founding organization of the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland coalition, creating and solidifying positive relationships within the local animal welfare community.


For a complete list of member benefits.

Our membership year is October 1st- September 30th. We do offer prorated dues rates for new members and special rates for new graduates, residents and retired veterinarians.

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