The CVMA is an association of more than 1,000 veterinarian members who, together with over 4,000 support staff, lovingly assist more than 1,000,000 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. Linda Kopija
  Secretary Dr. Kirsten Plomin
  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. Harathi Krishnan
Dr. Claire Ojala
  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
Legal Council Norm Bloch