One profession. One strong voice.

Our Vision

The CVMA establishes the veterinary profession as the key influencer in shaping national legislation, regulation, policy, and social narrative on matters of animal health and welfare, and veterinary public health.

Our Mission

The CVMA gives voice and support to Canadian veterinary professionals as they work to sustain and enhance animal health and welfare, veterinary public health, and the well-being of all.

Our Core Values

Collaborative | Inclusive | Innovative | Integrity | Science-based | Professional | Respectful | Supportive | Sustainable

Our Strategic Priorities

Five strategic priorities underpin the work accomplished by the CVMA:

Our Strategic Priorities

Five strategic priorities underpin the work accomplished by the CVMA:

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A veterinary workforce that addresses Canada’s needs in animal health and welfare, and veterinary public health

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A veterinary profession that enjoys a healthy working environment

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A veterinary profession supported by a national association that effectively advocates on its behalf on animal welfare and issues of national concern to the profession

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A veterinary profession represented by a national association that is trusted and highly valued by Canadians and the international community

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A veterinary profession represented by a national association that is sustainable and future-ready

Our Strategy Map (2024-2026)

CVMA Strategy Map (2024-2026)Instituted on September 28, 2023, the Strategy Map outlines an overview of the CVMA's strategic priorities and objectives between 2024 and 2026.

CVMA Supports Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The CVMA is committed to, and seeks to advance an accessible, equitable, diverse, and inclusive profession. The CVMA promotes a culture of human rights and opposes discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or family status. We affirm that each human being is valuable and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

The well-being of our society and our profession is vital. The impact of our veterinary profession and the services we provide is maximized when our members are engaged and feel supported, safe, heard, and understood. The CVMA commits to continue to develop and make its services accessible and identify and address bias, obstacles, and barriers to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The CVMA supports existing veterinary college programs which encourage diversity and inclusivity, allowing for an equitable selection of students, faculty, and staff. We support continued actions taken by our Canadian associations, government, and educational institutions to make veterinary education more accessible for underrepresented groups.

We encourage and expect veterinary teams to be respectful of every person with whom they serve and interact. The attitudes and actions of veterinary team members directly affect our clients, and indirectly, the health and welfare of our patients.

We support the open dialogue of our membership on these issues and stand united with our veterinarians, veterinary students, and allied veterinary team members who face discrimination. Together we seek to create and maintain a more accessible, diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment where each member of our profession feels valued and can flourish.