CVMA | Vision, Mission & Priorities

Vision, Mission & Priorities

Our vision

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association is the voice of the Canadian veterinary profession in promoting animal welfare and One Health, to ensure optimal care for animals, people and the environment.

Our Mission

The CVMA is the national and international voice for Canada’s veterinarians, providing leadership and advocacy for veterinary medicine.

Our Priorities

Three strategic priorities underpin the work accomplished by the CVMA:

  • Leadership on national veterinary issues
  • Animal welfare advocacy
  • A successful career, a balanced life

CVMA Supports Diversity and Inclusion

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) commits to diversity and inclusion and rejects discrimination or harassment based on grounds such as race, colour, ancestry, ethnic origin, place of origin, age, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, family status, marital status, or disability. We affirm that each human being is valuable and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

The wellbeing of our society and our profession is vital. The CVMA commits to continuing to develop and make accessible its services without bias and to promote diversity and inclusion.

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

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.