The CVMA is an association of over 1000 veterinarians and 4000 support staff who lovingly assist more than one million Chicago area pets and their families.

The membership of the CVMA is dedicated to the health and well being of animals through its nurturing of the human animal bond. The CVMA will strive to fulfill the diversified needs of its members by providing nationally recognized CE programs, cultivating membership involvement, and offering innovative member services and exemplary public awareness.

Since 1896, the CVMA has continued a proud tradition of providing its members with vital services and programs which have expanded dramatically over a century to meet the ever-changing needs of the veterinary profession and its diverse patients and clients.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association is to provide its members opportunities for:

  • Professional enrichment and communication.
  • Quality continuing education.
  • Dissemination of information to the public promoting the health and well being of animals.
Officers President Dr. Priya Bhatt
  President-Elect Dr. Audrey Keller
  Secretary Dr. Linda Kopija
  Treasurer Dr. Ajaz Alvi
  Past-President Dr. Tracey Maione
 
Board of Directors
  3-Year Dr. Sophia Gill
Dr. David Laubert
Dr. Annie Ubatuba
 
  2-Year Dr. Vaishali Joshi
Dr. Claire Ojala
Dr. Kirsten Plomin
 
  1-Year Dr. Charlie Benson
Dr. Sunil Sharma
Dr. Muhammad Jawad Ul Hassan
 
 
ISVMA Representatives Dr. J.B. Bruederle
Dr. Todd Florian
Dr. Amanda Hampton                                   Dr. Marina Jaworsky
 
Executive Director Richard Susralski
Administrative Assistants Jessica Curtis, Marcy Sewell
Director of Public Education & Media Relations Eric Voogd
Legal Council Norm Bloch