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As a volunteer organization, our success depends on members who graciously donate their time and talent to support our efforts.

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Board Meetings

Our Executive Board meets each month. All members are welcome to attend. If you would like to introduce a discussion topic, please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) in advance so we can add it to the agenda.

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Our organization began in 1952 as the Seattle Veterinary Medical Association. As membership needs expanded over the years, we grew into the Seattle-King County Veterinary Medical Association. In 2011, we expanded again to offer membership beyond the King County borders as the Puget Sound Veterinary Medical Association (PSVMA).

Early Seattle VeterinariansEvolving With Our Profession

Our profession has changed over the years, and so has our organization. Our mission is to continually evolve our organization in response to changes in our profession and culture. Today, PSVMA serves our evolving community of veterinarians and paraprofessionals by:

We achieve these goals through lectures, conferences, community service events, social gatherings, and modern technology.

Photo credit: PEMCO Webster & Stevens Collection Museum of History & Industry

Veterinarian’s Oath

Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge.

I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics. I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.

Adopted by the House of Delegates, July 1969, amended by the Executive Board, November 1999 and 2010.