Helping Pets Across Chicagoland

About the Chicago Veterinary
Medical Association

Chicagoland pet charity

The Chicago Veterinary Medical Association is our parent organization that works to advance the veterinary profession through advocacy, engagement, and enrichment while protecting animal welfare and public health. Their work strives to help veterinarians and their staff provide the very best care to their patients and clients, in order to help both pets and their people live healthier, happier lives.

What CVMA Offers for Vets

CVMA partners with more than 1,000 veterinarians and supports them with the following:

  • Nationally recognized CE programs
  • Networking opportunities
  • Informative and relevant newsletters
  • Discounts with partner service providers (ADP, AAA, Loyola University, Paradise for Paws Boarding Facility, and more)
  • Access to classified ads
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Online resources
  • Patient pet loss support
  • Access to CVMF to apply for funds for patients in need
  • And more
Chicago Veterinary Medical Association
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What CVMA Offers for Pet Parents

The CVMA offers education opportunities and other resources for pet parents in Chicagoland including:

  • Resources for finding a CVMA member veterinarian in your area
  • Pet loss helpline and support group
  • Links to trusted humane shelters and associations
  • A list of dog-friendly areas around Chicagoland
  • A commitment to One Health, which refers to the collaborative effort of obtaining optimal health of humans, animals, and the environment which are all inextricably linked to one another

Our Core Missions

Charitable Veterinary Medical CareĀ 

charitable veterinary medical care
disaster planning for animals

Disaster Planning for Animals

Education to the Public

education to the public
veterinary student scholarships

Veterinary Student Scholarships