WHAT IS THE MVMA?
The Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association is a non-profit association of veterinary professionals committed to the advancement of the science and art of veterinary medicine. The Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association has more than 500 members who, through our organization, work together to serve the animals of Mississippi and their owners. The MVMA is the liaison between veterinary medicine and our communities. It is our goal to increase public awareness of the importance of veterinary medicine in disease control and animal health, as well as partnering with our communities to promote and encourage responsibility with pet ownership.
The MVMA works with our state legislature to promote the profession of veterinary medicine and protect the animals and owners that we serve. It is the goal of the MVMA to be the association that lawmakers turn to when veterinary issues arise. The MVMA maintains constant surveillance of legislative activity in Jackson, as well as promoting and supporting sound legislation as it affects veterinarians, pet owners and agriculture.
One of the goals of the MVMA is to provide exceptional continuing education opportunities for our members. Our continuing education conferences provide veterinarians with this most up-to-date information available so that our practitioners are always at the top of their field! We encourage you to attend one of our meetings whether to learn, network, or just reconnect with old friends.
When the Board of Directors held its Strategic Planning session in November 2014, one of the first tasks to be implemented was to revise the Bylaws by which MVMA is governed. The Board of Directors also created a Policy Manual which will contain many policies and procedures by which MVMA operates.
The MVMA board and staff have spent numerous hours in reviewing the current bylaws and researching other veterinary medical associations across the country to come up with the best governing documents for Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association.
In accordance with the current bylaws, amendments or alterations to the bylaws must be presented to the membership 10 days prior to a business meeting. Please review the documents below and be prepared to vote via electronic ballot 7/20/15 through 7/31/15.
Proposed Bylaws amendments
Proposed Policy Manual