About

Who We Are:

The membership of the Capital Area Veterinary Medical Association is primarily composed of Doctors of Veterinary Medicine who agree to follow the CAVMA bylaws and have paid the full amount of yearly dues.  We also welcome non-veterinary para-professionals as affiliate members who are sponsored by a current veterinary member.

Our History:

The CAVMA has been a professional association of veterinarians in the greater Austin, Texas area dedicated to continuing veterinary education for its members since the 1960’s. What started as a small group of local veterinarians who traveled together to San Antonio to attend continuing veterinary education meetings established itself as an independent local veterinary medical association (VMA) in 1965.  Our association has grown, bringing with it the opportunity to promote professional camaraderie and public education within our veterinary community. Today we are a registered Texas non-profit and hold the federal IRS designation of a public charity, 509 (a)(2) under section 501(c)(3).

Our Primary Purpose and Objectives:
  • To provide continuing education to the members in order to advance the art and science of  veterinary medicine;
     
  • To promote high educational, ethical, and moral standards within the veterinary profession;
     
  • To educate the public concerning animal health and its relationship to human health;
     
  • To supply a medium of exchange and cooperation among its members.

The CAVMA provides monthly dinner continuing education meetings for our members featuring presentations from veterinary specialists. These meetings are an excellent opportunity to network and visit with our veterinary colleagues and local veterinary specialists.  Members are provided a buffet dinner and an opportunity to connect with their professional colleagues while being kept up to date on the latest CE topics without having to travel outside of the Austin area for their CE.