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History of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association

The Iowa Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA) was founded in 1883. Today we have over 1,400 members representing all aspects of veterinary medicine, including clinical companion animal and production animal veterinarians, researchers, professors and regulatory veterinarians. The IVMA is the only organization in Iowa that represents a broad base of veterinarians. Our mission statement is “Providing a vision and voice through continuing education, publications, legislative and social activities to enhance the veterinary profession, improve animal well-being and defend public health”. 

Our governance is provided by a veterinarian from each of 20 districts throughout the state and four officers.

Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association jointly sponsor two continuing education programs per year. These two programs are attended by a total of over 700 veterinarians and 300 support personnel. 

In August 2012 the IVMA hosted the Heartland Veterinary Conference.

The IVMA aids in recruiting excellent students to the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and encourages them to stay in Iowa. 

The IVMA maintains liaisons with:

  • Local and National Veterinary Medical Associations

  • Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

  • Iowa Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

  • Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Iowa's Community Colleges

  • Student Veterinary Medical Associations

  • Iowa Department of Public Health


  • National Animal Health Center

  • Humane organizations

 “I think the best doctor in the whole world is the veterinarian. He can’t ask his patient what’s wrong – he’s just got to know.” – Will Rogers


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